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21 August 2017 Research on excluded pupils highlights link with mental health

New research has found that poor mental health can lead to exclusion and that excluding children from school can lead to long-term psychiatric problems.

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21 August 2017 Loser pays the winner's costs? Not when a statutory demand is served prematurely

The High Court exercised its discretion relating to an application to set aside a statutory demand and made a cost order against the respondent solicitors.

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18 August 2017 Warnings over Lasting Powers of Attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) allows you to appoint someone (attorneys) to deal with your property and financial affairs and/or your health and welfare on your behalf.

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15 August 2017 Court condemns Ofsted complaints procedure and quashes report

The High Court has quashed an Ofsted report which placed an academy in special measures.

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15 August 2017 Brexit paper - data protection and the decision on adequacy

On 18 July, the European Union Committee of the UK's House of Lords published a paper focusing on the maintenance of unhindered and uninterrupted data flows between the UK and the EU post Brexit, and how this is achievable.

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10 August 2017 School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document 2017 released - time to review your approach?

Today, the Department for Education has issued this year's School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document, what does it mean?

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10 August 2017 Employment tribunal fees - dealing with the uncertainty

Whilst celebrated by claimants and their representatives, the Supreme Court’s Decision to quash employment tribunal fees has left much uncertainty.

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4 August 2017 Will there be a school admissions review?

Since the General Election, nothing substantive has been heard from the DfE on the review of school admissions except a brief statement from the School Minister that admissions would routinely be kept under review.

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3 August 2017 Common sense prevails as claimant’s damages flushed away

A recent decision to dismiss a claim for personal injury brought against Mecca Bingo has reinforced that there must be an element of realism when apportioning fault.

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3 August 2017 A Part 36 flavoured word of warning for failure to mediate…

In Marsh v Ministry of Justice (2017) a claimant who had succeeded in his personal injury claim against the Ministry of Justice was awarded not only costs of trial on the indemnity basis, but also additional costs under CPR 36.17 because the MoJ had refused to engage in mediation.

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