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27 June 2017 Dangerous premises may not be defective premises

The case of Dodd v Raeburn Estates Ltd has reaffirmed the important distinction between potentially dangerous premises and disrepair for the purposes of the Defective Premises Act 1972 (DPA), with the Court of Appeal finding that the freeholder of a building was not liable for the death of the Claimant’s husband who fell down a dangerous staircase in the building, concluding that there is no obligation to remedy inherent defects or to take steps to put premises into a safer condition.

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27 June 2017 Cabinet Office guidance on classification of public bodies

The Cabinet Office has published departmental guidance on the classification of public bodies, with further guidance to be published this year.

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22 June 2017 What now for Prevent?

There has long been concern that the prevent strategy focused the mind - intentionally or otherwise - on the threat of Islamic radicalisation. Given recent events will this now change?

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21 June 2017 Responding to the heatwave

The recent heatwave has caused challenges for staff and pupils alike. What duties do schools have to protect them from excessive heat?

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20 June 2017 Sainsbury’s response to Amazon’s entry into the grocery business

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s news of Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Food, Sainsbury’s look to expand with a proposed acquisition of Nisa.

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19 June 2017 Amazon sets the supermarkets in its sights!

Well, I think we all knew this was coming. It felt like only a matter of time before Amazon decided to focus its sights on the grocery business.

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14 June 2017 What can we expect for Education from the new alliance between the Conservative and Democratic Unionist parties?

Following the re-election of a minority Conservative Government, Theresa May has set about forming her Cabinet. Following the reshuffle Justine Greening has been reappointed as the Secretary of State for Education.

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9 June 2017 Charlie Gard – European Court of Human Rights to hear case

It would be hard to find a more tragic set of circumstances than Charlie Gard’s case and the understandable anguish for his parents.

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7 June 2017 Patient confidentiality erosion? Do clinicians have a duty to disclose genetic information to offspring?

Anyone working in healthcare is aware of the legal and ethical quandaries of patient confidentiality and ‘when should I breach confidentiality?’

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2 June 2017 Holiday pay should include compulsory overtime for ambulance staff

Following on from recent holiday pay claims, the Employment Tribunal has ruled that non-guaranteed overtime worked by ambulance staff as a result of a shift overrunning should be included in holiday pay.

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