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Do you want to stay up to date with the latest legal issues that affect you and your business? We regularly publish legal updates and opinions on legal matters as well as running a wide range of commercial, public sector, health and insurance training, both face to face and online, which is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and means you may qualify for continued professional development (CPD) points.

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15 December 2017 The Ofsted Annual Report on children’s services – what makes the difference?

The Ofsted Annual Report for 2016/17 shows that whilst there is still clear room for improvement for children’s services and social care providers, there is a clear upward trend in the quality of service that is provided to children in need.

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14 December 2017 Hope for defendants seeking to withdraw early admissions of liability

The defendant successfully appealed a judge’s decision refusing their application for permission to withdraw an admission of liability in Wood v (1) Days Healthcare UK Ltd (2) Secretary of State for Health (3) Shropshire Community Health Service (4) Balle A/S (T/A F Reac A/S) (5) Berwick Care Equipment Ltd (2017).

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14 December 2017 ESFA to take firmer stance on non-compliance

The new Accounting Officer of the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), Eileen Milner, in her first letter to academy trusts has stated that the ESFA will take a harder line on trusts that fail to submit the various financial returns on time.

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Managing the inherent risks of a school restructure

In this webinar, Emma Hughes and Emily Addai will discuss options for restructuring staff costs and how and where this can go wrong. They are also going to discuss best practice approaches to enable school leaders to carry out processes that support the school to bounce back from a time of change more successfully.

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13 December 2017 Highway victory for a risk based approach

Judge dismisses the claim of a jogger who tripped in a pothole, commending the dynamic risk-based approach taken by council’s highways inspector.

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The absence of a Manual Handling Risk Assessment is not fatal to your defence

The Court of Appeal considered the employer’s liability for an employee’s injury after failure to risk assess a manual handling operation.

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12 December 2017 Judge's contempt warning for solicitors involved in 'crash for cash' claims

Liverpool Victoria brought successful committal proceedings against nine defendants for contempt of court following six incidents involving fraudulent motor claims.

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Legal update

Will fines under the GDPR be insurable?

Where companies might be subject to large fines, there is increasing concern as to whether the fines imposed by the regulator will be insurable, either via a company’s professional indemnity policy or a cyber specific policy.

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Torbay Council v Torbay Quality Forum Limited

How should payments for residential care have been calculated by local authorities prior to the Care Act 2014?

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Legal update

Public matters newsletter - December 2017

This month we have six topical articles for you which include a look at local authority property investments and a look at the case Armes v Nottinghamshire County Council (2017) UKSC 60.

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