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Post on 25 Jul 2014
A major study of the motives, movements and opinions of those who travel abroad for medical treatment has been published. The Sun, Sea, Sand and Silicone project, overseen by Professor Ruth Holliday at Leeds University, drew from sources across a wide spectrum of medical, sociological and legal...
Medical Negligence
Post on 24 Jul 2014
One of the frustrating things for practitioners in agricultural law is that so many of the interesting points are dealt with at Arbitrations and, as a consequence, are not part of any system of reported cases.   Although it is not uncommon for Arbitration decisions to become well known within the...
Agriculture
Michelmores Employment Mock Tribunal
Post on 24 Jul 2014
Over 130 delegates attended two Mock Employment Tribunal hearings staged by law firm Michelmores LLP and held in the spectacular Chamber Room at Kensington Town Hall in London on 2 July 2014. The lifelike re-enactment of the Tribunal hearings allowed key Bi-Borough* employees and clients and...
Employment Law
Post on 24 Jul 2014
Last week, the Prime Minister announced a reshuffle of his cabinet, which included the replacement of Michael Gove as Education Secretary with Nicky Morgan. Many teachers have welcomed this change, as Gove was a polarising figure, but what will it actually mean in practice and what can we expect...
Education
Post on 23 Jul 2014
A hearing has taken place to approve the settlement in the case of a young man injured during cardiac surgery in 1994. The claimant was four years old when he underwent surgery to correct the congenital heart defect Fallot's Tetralogy at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. His family say that the surgeon...
Medical Negligence
Post on 23 Jul 2014
HM Revenue and Customs has recently released a list of 1,200 tax avoidance schemes in relation to which it will be demanding a payment of tax within 90 days for those who bought them. It is estimated that there are about 3,000 businesses and individuals in the South West and 43,000 across the UK...
Financial Services
kelly college - mount house school merger
Post on 22 Jul 2014
The merger of Kelly College, Kelly College Preparatory School and Mount House School into a single foundation has been completed, it has been announced. The new entity will be known as The Mount Kelly Foundation and will provide education for 550 children and young people aged three to 18. It has...
Education
Post on 22 Jul 2014
Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton has found itself in the eye of a storm. Vanguard, an outsourced company which carried out cataract operations from a mobile unit sited in the hospital grounds, had been contracted to perform the routine surgery; however, a startling litany of failures early in the...
Medical Negligence
Post on 22 Jul 2014
An employee's lack of capability to do their job due to ill health is a potentially fair reason for dismissal. However, employers are often afraid to approach issues of ill-health pro-actively, for fear of falling foul of disability discrimination legislation and having to undertake lengthy 'risk-...
Employment Law
Post on 9 Jul 2014
Summary Q2's enforcement action at the Information Commissioner's Office ("ICO") indicates that telemarketing and sending SMS messages in breach of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 ("PECR") is increasingly becoming a regulatory hotspot. The PECR provides...
Technology

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