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Legal update

25 February 2020 The impact of criminal charges on an employer’s reputation

Innocent until proven guilty – a statement that underpins our criminal justice system. But does this mean that an employer is required to continue to employ an employee who is charged with a criminal offence where, if found guilty, this could damage their reputation?

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Legal update

25 February 2020 Historical child abuse and limitation – check your public liability policies

Last week the Court of Appeal handed down a decision that has significant implications for all those organisations that may face historical abuse claims.

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Legal update

17 February 2020 Advocate General opinion broadens scope of the public - public procurement exemption

A recent opinion from the Advocate General in the case of Informatikgesellschaft für Software-Entwicklung (ISE) mbH v Stadt Köln (ISE Case), has appeared to widen the scenarios in which contracting authorities can look to rely on the exemption contained with Regulation 12(7) of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (PCR).

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22 January 2020 What we have learned about costs claims in child abuse cases

The Courts are slowly accepting that these cases are very much now in the mainstream of litigation, they still do have their quirks which many judges consider separate them from the pool of general personal injury litigation.

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17 December 2019 Privilege under attack – the Law Society fights back

On 13 November 2019 and in response to a number of instances raising the fundamental matter of privilege in communications between a lawyer and client, the Law Society has published a practice note clarifying the status and principles of legal professional privilege and exploring recent concerns about how privilege has been asserted.

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27 November 2019 SRA Standards and Regulations November 2019

On Monday 25 November the 2011 SRA Handbook is replaced by the 2019 SRA Standards and Regulations (often referred to as STARS).This is the 26th version of the Code of Conduct for Solicitors.

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25 October 2019 Social care - October 2019

Welcome to our social care newsletter for October 2019.

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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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10 October 2019 Legal and regulatory newsletter - October 2019

The aim of the newsletter is to provide our clients and contacts across the financial services market with quarterly updates and insights on topical legal and regulatory issues.

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18 September 2019 Brexit: data protection law and local authorities?

The political situation in Westminster continues to evolve and it is unclear what will happen on October 31st – in particular whether we will remain, leave, or whether there will be a transitional arrangement to bridge the gap?

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