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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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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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26 September 2018 Viewpoint: our school system the way ahead

Approaching the tenth anniversary of the start of the “self-improving school system” concept we are at a cross-road for our schools system. Do we continue to develop a genuinely school-led system or do the current tensions in the system lead us in a different direction?

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20 August 2018 Reflecting on RIIO-1, a pro-innovation and price paradise or room for renovations?

RIIO-1 (Revenue= Incentives + Innovation + Outputs) was introduced by Ofgem in the wake of the global financial crisis in order to control the pricing of gas and electricity by the energy networks.

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11 July 2018 Should 'Charlie's Law' be introduced

The parents of Charlie Gard, an infant who died in 2017 from a rare genetic illness, are pressing for the introducing of 'Charlie's Law' to save other parents from the trauma of going to court over their child's treatment.

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25 June 2018 Does your dress code discriminate?

A dress code can help an employer’s workforce to convey its corporate image or to comply with health and safety legislation, but getting it wrong can lead to complaints of discrimination under the Equality Act 2010.

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19 April 2018 Employers - what are your employees are doing with your data?

The recent case of Various Claimants v Morrisons Supermarkets Plc (‘Morrisons’) highlights how importantly businesses should be taking their preparations before the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May.

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3 April 2018 The Apprenticeship Levy – making it work

As we approach a year since larger employers started to pay the Apprenticeship Levy, there is no doubt that figures produced by government show that the number of apprenticeship starts are below those in previous years.

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