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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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18 December 2018 A costly reminder to tenants claiming for disrepair

The Pre-Action Protocol for Disrepair and Housing Claims came into force in December 2003 and was intended to give clear guidance to both landlords and tenants on how to conduct a housing disrepair claim in order to prevent costly court action.

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18 December 2018 Managing sexual violence and harassment between pupils - the practical challenges for schools

Peer-on-peer sexual abuse and harassment is an increasing challenge for schools – both secondary and primary – and the Department for Education (DfE) released advice for schools to support the consistent management of such allegations in December 2017.

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18 December 2018 Privilege prevails

The Court of Appeal recently allowed an important appeal relating to the disclosure of documents created in the build up to the eventual proceedings brought by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).

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12 December 2018 Meeting your flexible working obligations

Flexible working continues to be popular as a means to achieve the ideal work/life balance but what is it and how does it work?

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7 December 2018 Investigation, investigation, investigation

A recent employment tribunal case highlights the need for employers to evidence that they have appropriately investigated matters before making decisions in relation to termination of employment.

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30 November 2018 No deal Brexit and the UK oil and gas industry

Energy analysis: Selina Hinchliffe, partner, and Andrew Douglas, member of the energy sector team, from Browne Jacobson, consider the potential implications of a ‘no deal’ Brexit in relation to the oil and gas industry. The government has recently published guidance on this topic.

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6 November 2018 Employment tribunal claims are on the up

It has been a year since employment tribunal issue fees were effectively abolished by the Supreme Court.

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26 September 2018 Time to move on

The Court of Appeal has upheld an IPEC decision in relation to a passing off claim, and rejected the Claimant’s application to adduce new evidence at the appeal.

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26 September 2018 Charlie’s Law

Following the death of Charlie Gard last year from a rare genetic illness, Charlie’s parents are pressing for ‘Charlie’s Law’ to be introduced.

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26 September 2018 What every employer should know about disability

Some medical conditions are automatically considered to be disabilities for the purposes of protection under the Equality Act 2010 (“the Act”).

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