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19 August 2016 Have you made provisions to deal with historic health and safety breaches?

Balfour Beatty was fined £2.6 million in May 2016 following a fatal accident in April 2010. In its half year results statement the construction giant has announced that it has reassessed its potential liabilities.

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17 August 2016 English or Welsh 'fluency duty' to come into effect for public authorities

Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 will soon bring into force a “Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers”.

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17 August 2016 Proposed changes to the tax treatment of termination payments

Following a consultation, the government has published proposed changes to the legislation that governs the way in which termination payments shall be treated for the purposes of tax and national insurance.

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17 August 2016 Claim allowed to proceed in restitution for failure to provide s.117 MHA 1983 after-care services

A recent judgment by Mr Justice Newey in Richards v Worcestershire County Council and another could have huge implications for local authorities and CCGs providing after-care services to patients.

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16 August 2016 Sham job applicants are not protected against discrimination

Under the Equality Act 2010 job applicants are protected against acts of discrimination either in the recruitment process of the employer, the terms of a job offer, or any decision not to offer them a job at all.

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11 August 2016 Cayman Court of Appeal - clarity on rankings for unpaid redemption creditors

In the case of Primeo Fund (in official liquidation) v Herald Fund SPC (in official liquidation), the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal considered an appeal by Herald from the Grand Court’s first instance decision.

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11 August 2016 Potential impact of Lord Justice Briggs’ final report on personal injury claims

It is envisaged that the values and types of cases suitable for the Online Court could be extended in the future.

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4 August 2016 Grammar schools to return?

A newspaper report has identified an increased level of political interest in whether the creation of new grammar schools should be permitted.

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1 August 2016 Right to work checks – are you compliant?

It has been widely reported that employees from Albania, Brazil, Nepal and Egypt working in the burger chain Byron have been arrested by officers at restaurants where they were working.

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1 August 2016 Briggs report: a look at the fixed costs recommendations

The Briggs report, a review of the civil court justice system, has made recommendations in relation to fixed costs.

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