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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Jackson Reforms – An Opinion

Let’s not forget that the victim of an accident or a patient who has been injured as a result of a negligent doctor is often completely innocent.  The  aim of negligence laws is to place such a person in a position as if the harm had not been done to them.  The recent changes in funding and... Read the rest of this entry →

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Employment Case Development in May

McKie v Swindon College The High Court in this case held that an employer could be liable to its former employee in damages for negligent misstatement when passing on information about them to a subsequent employer, extending the scope of negligent misstatement beyond an employer providing a negligent reference.  John Lewis Partnership v Charman A... Read the rest of this entry →

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Government Consultation on Flexible Working

A new consultation was launched by the Government in May to consider proposed extensions to flexible working and shared parental leave amongst other issues.  The consultation will close in August 2011.  The proposals include the following:            Retaining 18 weeks’ maternity leave, with the remainder of the maternity leave being classed as ‘parental leave’ which could... Read the rest of this entry →

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June 2011 – Employment Newsletter

Welcome to June’s edition of our employment law newsletter, keeping you up to date with changes in employment law, and informing you of recent case law developments. Proposals for Changes to Employment Law The Government has confirmed that collective redundancy consultation periods, the TUPE Regulations, and discrimination compensation awards will all be included in its... Read the rest of this entry →

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