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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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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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27 April 2020 Data protection in a post Brexit world

Now that the UK is outside the European Union – will that mean less red tape for SMEs when it comes to processing personal data? Here’s why you shouldn’t hold your breath.

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27 April 2020 Top tips for implementing ‘Data Protection by Design & Default’

The GDPR requires all businesses to implement ‘Data Protection by Design & Default’ but what does that mean in practice and how can businesses practically comply?

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15 April 2020 Planning to use ones discretion

The Supreme Court gave judgment on the decision related to the interpretation of paragraph 90 of the National Planning Policy Framework 2012 (NPPF 2012) and the openness of the green belt. Despite the fact that the NPPF 2012 has since been revised, the provisions in the current NPPF are almost identical.

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19 March 2020 Workplace fatalities increase - how safe is your business?

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released their key accident figures for 2018/19. They provide stark reading.

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12 February 2020 Good insurance business #3 - Regulatory intelligence

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a "Dear board of directors" letter (PDF) to personal and commercial lines insurers. The letter's terms, however, indicate that its messages were intended for the general insurance (GI) sector overall.

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