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1 February 2016 Defending strict liability claims under the NRSWA

We have secured another discontinuance for one of our London Borough local authority clients on a claim by a utility company for damage to their underground apparatus.

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Jackson promotes fixed costs in all multi track cases up to £250,000

In a speech at Westminster last night, Lord Justice Jackson has recommended the implementation of fixed costs in all multi-track cases up to the value of £250,000.

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25 January 2016 Government to change admissions framework

A number of reports are circulating that the Government is going to propose major changes to the way the admissions system operates within England.

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22 January 2016 Porsche fanatic reminds consumers of need for contract clarity

three judges held under the Sale of Goods Act 1979 that it was possible to enter into a contract for the sale of goods even though the goods had not yet been acquired by the seller.

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22 January 2016 Appeal Court refuses relief from sanctions for non-compliance and strikes out claim

In Graham Little v Tyre Services GB Ltd the claimant served his witness statement 15 weeks late; no extension was requested.

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22 January 2016 The Tax Payers Alliance report on compensation claims against local authorities

New research from the Tax Payers' Alliance reveals that over £100 million has been paid out in compensation claims against local authorities across the Great Britain over the last two years.

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20 January 2016 Clarity required over Regional Schools Commissioners

A recent report from the Education Select Committee has criticised the DfE’s “act first, think later” approach to the creation of RSCs, who were introduced to provide oversight given the increasing numbers of academies.

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19 January 2016 159 teacher-pupil relationships investigated by the NCTL

Over half of the 230 investigations against teachers that advanced to National College for Teaching & Leadership panel stage involved allegations relating to sexual activity, inappropriate relationships or general inappropriate behaviour.

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15 January 2016 Frontline graduate scheme - tackling the recruitment crisis or an elite tier of social workers?

The Department for Education has said social workers are “often poorly trained and not ready for frontline practice and improving their capability is arguably the most important issue to be tackled.”

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15 January 2016 Academy funding agreements should be scrapped

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has called on the government to make significant changes to the legal framework that governs academies.

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