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19 June 2018 Is the law catching up with social media… landmark case sees 19yr old sentenced to 18 weeks detention for breaching victims’ anonymity

Under the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 2000, Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1992 and the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1976 (as amended by the Criminal Justice Act 1988), lifetime anonymity is afforded to victims of sexual abuse in current and historical claims.

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19 June 2018 Doctors and nurses excluded from Tier 2 skilled workers annual cap

In 2011 Theresa May as Home Secretary introduced a cap on skilled workers. The cap operated on an annual quota of 20,700, with a fixed number of spaces available each month for non-European Economic Area nationals sponsored under the Tier 2 (General) Visa.

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15 June 2018 Financial Conduct Authority launch regulatory investigation into TSB

The FCA, the UK’s banking regulator, has launched an investigation into the latest banking crisis to affect members of the public, namely TSB customers.

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15 June 2018 Trade mark owners must reimburse internet service providers for the cost of implementing internet blocking orders

The Supreme Court handed down judgment in the long-running Cartier dispute of 13 June 2018, overruling the Court of Appeal

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14 June 2018 New visa route for startups

Following input from the tech sector and MAC, the Government yesterday announced a new route for entrepreneurs wishing to start-up a business in the UK.

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13 June 2018 CJEU shapes up nicely for Louboutin red sole trade mark

The Court of Justice of the European Union has today given its judgment in relation to a key issue in one of the most hotly debated trade mark disputes in recent times.

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13 June 2018 Redefining ‘autonomy’

Do we really have a self-improving system? That was one of the questions considered at our recent roundtable. A key part of the discussion focused on ‘autonomy’.

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13 June 2018 Supreme Court dismiss Pimlico’s appeal on worker status

The Supreme Court has given its judgment that a plumber, whose contract stated that he was an independent contractor, was in fact a worker as defined in section 230(3)(b) of the Employment Rights Act 1996 and the Working Time Regulations 1998 and the Equality Act 2010.

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12 June 2018 Clarity on accountability

One of the areas considered at our recent roundtable on the school system was the curriculum. In particular, it considered the adverse impact of the accountability and financial pressures facing schools on the curriculum offer they provided to their children and pupils.

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11 June 2018 Roundtable – a more nuanced approach to school improvement?

The DfE’s approach to school improvement since the Academy Act 2010 came into force has been very intervention heavy – first with a significant increase in academy sponsorship, followed more recently by the rebrokering or transferring of academies between trusts.

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