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Legal update

21 January 2020 Foster Parents – the carers’ perspective might help your planning

Almost every year the Fostering Network publishes a State of the Nation’s Foster Care Summary report after surveying foster carers.

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14 October 2019 Sexual assault in the workplace: opportunity alone is not sufficient connection for vicarious liability

Browne Jacobson LLP were recently instructed by the defendant in a sexual assault claim in which the High Court had to carefully consider the sufficient connection test for vicarious liability to apply.

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Legal update

7 February 2019 When the accused can't stand trial?

What happens when an accused cannot stand trial in criminal investigations? There are many situations whereby after a criminal investigation has started, an accused individual can no longer stand trial.

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19 June 2018 Good expert or bad? The answer lies in the prep

As those who are experienced in handling social care claims will know, parties are often heavily or even wholly reliant upon the claimant’s word alone in assessing the impact that abuse has had upon a claimant.

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19 December 2017 When is the multiplier/multiplicand applicable in social care abuse claims?

In the course of dealing with a social care claim, whilst searching for records and attempting to locate witnesses, you are provided with a schedule of loss for the claimant including a loss of earnings claim on the multiplier/multiplicand basis.

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4 July 2016 Claimant's costs in abuse claim declared to be outrageously disproportionate

Abuse cases need to be dealt with sensitively and compassionately but both parties still need to ensure that costs are proportionate.

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