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Government discount rate announcement has strategic implications for compensators

On 7 September 2017 the Government issued an early morning stock market announcement, outlining how it intends to approach the issue of the discount…

Calculating strike pay deductions, important decision from the Supreme Court

An important judgment has clarified how much pay an employer is entitled to deduct when a teacher takes part in lawful strike action.

Weightmans welcomes top hire to Yorkshire team

National law firm Weightmans LLP has appointed Partner Helen Brown to the Local Government team in Leeds.

Helen Brown
Helen Brown Partner

Cardiff County Council v Lee (Flowers) [2016] EWCA Civ 1034

Many will be aware of the recent case of Cardiff City Council v Lee (Flowers) which sought to introduce a second permission stage prior to issuing of…

Sian Evans
Sian Evans Partner

Public sector exit payment reforms

HM Treasury’s response to the public sector exit payments consultation tells us that the government has not seen evidence to change their view.

The palaver of public sector exit payments

What a palaver. The Government has now been consulting about reforming the entitlement to public sector exit payments for over 18 months. The…

Emlyn Williams
Emlyn Williams Partner

Christopher Edwards v London Borough of Sutton [2016] EWCA Civ 1005

A useful decision from the Court of Appeal which reaffirms the point that there is generally no duty to protect a visitor against an obvious or remote…

Peter Forshaw
Peter Forshaw Partner

The Cities and Local Authorities Devolution Act 2016

Overview of The Cities and Local Authorities Devolution Act 2016.

Simon Goacher
Simon Goacher Partner

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