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26 May 2017 What is the correct rate for deducting pay for strike action?

Three teachers were employed by a sixth form college and regularly carried out work during evenings, weekends and annual leave. Teachers in other schools are generally covered by the Burgundy Book, which specifies a deduction of 1/365.

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25 May 2017 Opening the floodgates to fraudulent RTA claims - sue an unidentified party?

Insurers of vehicles involved in accidents leading to compensation claims find themselves in a difficult position as a result of the decision to allow proceedings to be amended against an unnamed driver.

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5 May 2017 Is the fact enforcement would be a “complete nightmare” reason enough for security for costs?

The Royal Bank of Scotland is current embroiled in a £12billion class action brought by its former shareholders over the bank’s fundraising before its 2008 government bailout.

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2 May 2017 Paid for sleeping on the job?

Are workers entitled to be paid the National Minimum Wage when on-call or sleeping at work? The answer is, it depends!

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25 April 2017 SPA breach of warranty claim successful for non-disclosure

The claimants in Paul Kitcatt & 11 Ors v (1) MMS UK Holdings Ltd ('MMS') (2) Publicis Groupe SA ('Publicis') [2017] EWHC 675 (Comm) were successful against MMS in an action for breach of warranty in a share purchase agreement (SPA).

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19 April 2017 Primary admissions – meeting parental preference?

The results from the primary admissions offer day indicate that around 25% of parents did not receive an offer from their highest ranked school.

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12 April 2017 The apprenticeship levy is in place, but are your service contracts?


As of 6 April, the controversial apprenticeship levy came into force. This is effectively a 0.5% tax on employers with a pay bill of more than £3m. The levy money flows into a centralised apprenticeship training fund.

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11 April 2017 Directors decision to swap debt for shares is declared breach of fiduciary duty

The directors' decision has been set aside as the court held that they had acted in breach of their fiduciary duties by swapping the debt owed to a terminally ill director in return for shares in the company.

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11 April 2017 Blue v Ashley - when can a defendant rely on expert evidence?

The defendant, Sports Direct founder, promised to pay an investment banker £15m if he could double the chain’s share price in three years from £4 to £8.

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6 April 2017 Clarity on school attendance

The Supreme Court has delivered its decision on the case involving the Isle of Wight and Mr Platt. This important case considered the meaning of regular attendance at school and arose from a decision taken by Mr Platt to take his child on an holiday during term-time.

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