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Firefighter Rudy and the working time mystery

Do you have workers who are on-call and may need to come into work when called, even when they are off-site? It can be difficult to know when they…

Phil Allen
Phil Allen Partner

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Investigative police failings remain open to attack

The Supreme Court has today dismissed unanimously the Commissioner’s appeal against the imposition on the police of a positive duty to conduct…

Nick Peel
Nick Peel Partner

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Police immunity – Hill misunderstood?

In a landmark decision clarifying recent ‘uncertainty and confusion’ in the law of negligence, the Supreme Court has held that the police do owe a…

Nick Peel
Nick Peel Partner

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The Carillion Avalanche

There has been a great deal of commentary and analysis hitting the press and social media since we all woke up on the morning of Monday 15th January…


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An exercise in discretion: Robert Carroll v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester

An undercover officer alleged that he was negligently exposed to drugs in 2009. He became a regular user leading to depressive disorder. He…

Nick Peel
Nick Peel Partner

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Hard, soft or somewhere in the middle: the effects and implications of Brexit in the Public Sector

The effects of Brexit on social housing, and the public sector workforce, shared services and the environment, are broad and uncertain. What will…

Simon Goacher
Simon Goacher Partner

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Full disclosure required in the consideration of complaints

The claimant complained that he was subject to religious discrimination when detained under the Terrorism Act 2000.


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The case for disclosure

It was not in the public interest to disclose an unredacted version of a training manual for the physical restraint of young people in custody.

John Riddell
John Riddell Consultant

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