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Welcome to the Browne Jacobson news and media pages. Here you can find the latest news and information about our business as well as in-depth articles on the latest changes in legislation.

If you are a journalist looking for expert input, we have a team of media trained professionals available to comment on the latest legal developments. Please contactLakhbir Rakar for more information.

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7 September 2020 Seizing the opportunities

As HR teams in the higher education sector hopefully manage to take some time out over the summer for some well-earned rest after the impact of dealing with phenomenal change at break neck speed, they will also be gearing up for the new academic year.

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2 September 2020 Out with 9 to 5, in with 24/7

Does the always-on work culture – especially while remote working – liberate you from the 9 to 5, or shackle you permanently to your job?

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6 August 2020 Same business risks but topped with Covid

With the impact of Covid-19 businesses, whether large or small, client facing or otherwise, need to heed the government’s wide ranging ever changing guidance and assess risk.

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28 July 2020 Adverse possession and registered land (Dowse v Bradford MBC)

The Land Registration Act 2002 radically changed the law of adverse possession in relation to registered land.

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16 July 2020 Mental health at work – which adjustments are effective for returning to and staying in work?

Managing employees experiencing mental ill-health is one of the biggest challenges employers face and never more so than during the current pandemic.

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11 June 2020 Asbestos claims – assessing the risk

Employers dealing with claims for asbestos related injuries will be aware that cases usually involve secondary exposure; in other words where an individual has not worked directly with asbestos, but close to where asbestos has been disturbed. Disputes often arise as to whether the exposure was sufficient to have caused the claimant’s medical condition.

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18 May 2020 Does the Government’s consultation herald the end of assured shorthold tenancies as well as no-fault evictions in England?

The residential rented sector in England and Wales has seen its fair share of changes. The present focus however, is on the so called ‘end of no-fault evictions’ under section 21 of the Housing Act 1998 (HA).

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18 May 2020 Employers and vicarious liability after recent Supreme Court decisions

Vicarious liability of employers for their employees’ actions was discussed in detail in the Supreme Court hearing appeals in Morrisons Supermarkets v Various Claimants (2020) and Barclays Bank v Various Claimants (2020).

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13 May 2020 Municipal Bonds Agency – more than just about cheap finance!

Councils are facing an uncertain financial outlook due to COVID-19 which has increased the cost of delivering their services and reduced their income for example due to reduced car parking and leisure centre income as residents remain locked down.

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1 May 2020 Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Portal

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme portal opened on Monday 20 April to allow employers to start to submit their claims for furlough wage costs.

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