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12 March 2019 Extension to exemption from Tier 2 visa salary threshold for STEM and Mandarin teachers

The Government has announced that the current exemption from the £30,000 minimum salary threshold for Tier 2 (General) sponsored workers in a number of public service professions has been extended.

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11 March 2019 13 years for first FGM conviction

The first conviction of female genital mutilation (FGM) has resulted in a 13 year jail sentence for the child’s mother.

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8 March 2019 Landlord and tenant inspections - getting the evidence right

In Rogerson v Bolsover District Council (2019) the Court of Appeal found against a local authority landlord pursuant to the Defective Premises Act 1972 following a finding of an inadequate inspection regime.

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8 March 2019 Could suspension of an employee pending an investigation amount to a breach of their employment contract?

The Court of Appeal recently provided authoritative guidance on disciplinary suspensions including on whether the suspension of an employee facing serious allegations, pending an investigation, could amount to a repudiation of their employment contract.

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6 March 2019 Artificial intelligence in legal and contracting

With its claims to disrupt and transform many areas of our lives, AI is now part of our day to day vocabulary.

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4 March 2019 The ongoing battle to keep up with technology

In an era where technological advances are changing the face of how we communicate, the protection of children and young adults remains a challenge for all.

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4 March 2019 Link between exclusions and knife-crime?

Recent press coverage of an increase in knife attacks has raised concerns over what can be done to tackle what is fast becoming a national crisis.

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1 March 2019 How do you determine if a disability is 'long-term'?

The Employment Appeals Tribunal ('EAT') has recently considered the approach that should be taken when considering whether an impairment can be said to be 'long-term'.

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20 February 2019 Brexit frustration

Are you frustrated by Brexit? If so, that’s more than can be said of the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) £13m a year lease at Canary Wharf.

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6 February 2019 Challenges to SEN admissions

A recent High Court decision has confirmed the power of schools to challenge the inappropriate placement of children with EHCPs at schools.

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