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16 January 2017 Additional cost order reflects the decline in the exchange rate following Brexit

An additional costs order has been made to reflect a currency loss caused by the decline in the exchange rate between the pound and the euro.

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13 January 2017 The Children and Social Work Bill debate

The Children and Social Work Bill is due to be debated by a House of Lords committee on Tuesday. The Bill proposes to exempt local authorities from certain requirements imposed by children’s social care legislation in order to test new innovative ways of working.

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12 January 2017 £1,000 levy for EU workers?

The immigration minister suggested yesterday that, in addition to the immigration skills charge that will be introduced in April 2017 for non- EEA workers, the same would be helpful for EU migrants who were employed by UK businesses post-Brexit.

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11 January 2017 Smile... you're a worker

Following the judgment in Dewhurst v CitySprint UK Ltd, there is a risk that contractors are in fact workers within the meaning of the Employment Rights Act 1996 and entitled to the protections that the legislation affords.

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4 January 2017 Racist abuse on the rise in schools

Recent Department for Education (DfE) statistics show that 430 children between the ages of five and eleven were given fixed period or permanent exclusions from their schools in the 2014-15 academic year because of racist behaviour.

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23 December 2016 Underestimate of court fees leads to strike out

In a case handled by Browne Jacobson LLP, an underestimate of the court fee by the claimant’s solicitors on an employers liability matter has led to its strike out in its entirety by the court, saving an estimated £85,000 in damages.

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15 December 2016 Useful IPEC guidance for unregistered design right cases

This Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) case involved a product known as the eXtreme locker: a locker used in schools.

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15 December 2016 Next steps towards fairer school funding

The Department for Education (DfE) have published the second stage of their consultation on school funding. The aim is to avoid the 'postcode lottery' of the current system and have a broad national funding formula that creates greater equity amongst all schools.

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14 December 2016 Survey finds increase in number of applications for authorised absence

The latest annual survey of school leaders carried out by Browne Jacobson and ASCL has found that 31% of school leaders have reported an increase in the number of applications for term time absences since the Platt v Isle of Wight case.

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14 December 2016 Schools successfully implementing the Prevent Duty

The Browne Jacobson and ASCL School Leaders’ Survey 2016 has found that more than three-quarters of school leaders (78%) have experienced no significant difficulties in implementing the Prevent Duty.

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