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R (on the application of Alexander) v Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education

Mr Alexander sought permission to appeal against an order refusing him permission to apply for judicial review of a decision of the OIA.

Martin Vincent
Martin Vincent Partner

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Recent developments in claims for defective products – where does the burden of proof lie?

The burden of proving whether there is a defect in a product, rests with the claimant pursuant to s.3 Consumer Protection Act 1987.

Peter Forshaw
Peter Forshaw Partner

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Academy trusts and governance requirements

This is the time of year when academy status can bite, coping with the legal requirements arising as a result of being independent charitable…

Martin Vincent
Martin Vincent Partner

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R (on the application of Sisangia) v The director of legal aid case work

The claimant applied for judicial review of a decision to refuse to provide legal aid funding for her claim against the Metropolitan Police.

Martin Forshaw
Martin Forshaw Partner

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New inheritance rules came into force on 1 October 2014 for people who don’t have a will

New inheritance rules have introduced a number of new rights and regulations affecting spouses/civil partners, unmarried fathers and adopted…

Richard Bate
Richard Bate Partner

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Limitation - defending NIHL claims

As insurers continue to face ostensibly stale occupational disease claims, a recent judgment will an important tool in a defendant's locker for some…

Rob Williams
Rob Williams Partner

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65,500 reasons to provide employee liability information (and ensure its accurate)

Those of you who have attended our TUPE seminars will have heard us talk at length about the importance of employee liability information.

Ben Daniel
Ben Daniel Partner

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Court of Appeal finds that disciplinary proceedings did not breach duty of care

The Court of Appeal has overturned a Judgment that an employer was liable in negligence and breached its duty of care in conducting disciplinary…

Ben Daniel
Ben Daniel Partner

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