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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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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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4 December 2017 Safer maternity care: a new approach to learning from harm

On 28 November 2017, the government announced its refreshed maternity safety strategy to prevent avoidable serious incidents in maternity services.

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1 December 2017 Family lifestyle: 'open relationship' an issue for social workers if it impacts on parenting

In 2015, in the case of Re A (A Child) EWFC 11 the Family Division reminded practitioners of the 3 fundamental principles that Local Authorities should consider when entering into care proceedings.

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1 December 2017 Cohabitees and bereavement damages – moving towards a level playing field?

The Court of Appeal in the case of Smith v Lancashire Teaching Hospitals and Others (2017) EWCA Civ 1916 has handed down a landmark judgment this week in respect of cohabitees’ rights to claim bereavement damages under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976.

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30 November 2017 Holiday pay claim backdated 13 years

In the recently reported case of King v Sash Window Workshop Ltd and another [C-214/16], Mr King worked for Sash Windows on what was termed a self-employed basis for 13 years. The contract was silent on the question of paid annual leave.

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24 November 2017 FA confirms start date for study into football related brain damage


Following mounting pressure, the Football Association has confirmed a study into suspected links between heading a football and brain damage will begin in January.

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