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Exclusion of service by fax

The claimant’s claim arose out of a road traffic accident on 2 May 2011. Liability was not in dispute. Proceedings were issued on 5 August 2013.

Chris Ball
Chris Ball Partner

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When absence goes AWOL

An Indian Civil Servant hit the headlines recently for finally being dismissed after failing to turn up for work for 25 years.


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Laporte and Christian v Metropolitan Police

The police failure, without adequate justification, to engage in ADR was a factor to be considered on the question of recoverable costs.

Martin Forshaw
Martin Forshaw Partner

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Sofian Zenati v The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and the CPS

The Court of Appeal allowed the claimant’s appeal and reinstated his claim under Article 5 of the Human Rights Act 1998.

Martin Forshaw
Martin Forshaw Partner

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Bostridge v Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

The Court of Appeal confirmed that where there is no loss as a consequence of unlawful detention, damages for false imprisonment will be nominal.

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner

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What have the Working Time Regulations done for us?

For over 15 years the Working Time Regulations 1998 have provided structure for UK employers in working out working hours.


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Disablement pension – meaning of “permanently disabled” within the meaning of the police pensions regulations 1987 regulation a12

On the facts of the case, the judge found that the PMAB was entitled to find that there was no evidence of a permanent disabling medical condition.

Martin Forshaw
Martin Forshaw Partner

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Employees with criminal convictions: A right to work?

Footballer Ched Evans was released from prison last October, having served half of his five-year sentence for the rape of a 19-year old woman.


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