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Tribunal rules Head was ‘unfairly dismissed’ after manhandling unruly pupil
July 2017

A head teacher, who was fired following an unsuccessful prosecution for assault against a pupil, has won his case for unfair dismissal. Continue reading...

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For richer for poorer – divorcees take pension hit
June 2017

New research has revealed that divorcees who retire in 2017 could be up to 16 per cent worse off than their married counterparts. Continue reading...

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Will PM’s manifesto pledges lead to care payment changes?
June 2017

Following the election and subsequent Queen’s Speech there is further uncertainty over what the future holds for care charges for the elderly. Continue reading...

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Will discovered in Doritos packet branded a ‘ridiculous’ forgery
June 2017

A young widow’s invented story that she had found a new version of her late husband’s Will hidden in an attic, stuffed inside an empty Doritos packet, was branded ‘ridiculous’ by a judge. Continue reading...

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Being fired for eating poppy seed bread may not be complete poppycock
June 2017

A power station worker who was allegedly fired after a routine drugs test showed he had opiates in his blood system, claims the result was due to poppy seed bread he had eaten for breakfast. Continue reading...

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Mediation – a better option for inheritance disputes?
June 2017

Two recent court cases have highlighted just how uncertain the outcome of legal action can be for families who are battling inheritance claims. Continue reading...

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Focus on the benefits of adjudication
June 2017

In this edition of our Commercial newswire, we focus on how adjudication can benefit businesses allied to the construction sector: Continue reading...

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Company directors twice as likely to be identity fraud victims – report reveals
June 2017

A new report has revealed that company directors are more than twice as likely to fall victim to identity fraudsters. Continue reading...

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Choc Wars – KitKat fails to convince court that its product shape is distinctive
June 2017

In a decade-long dispute between two global chocolate manufacturers, the London Court of Appeal has ruled that the KitKat bar is not sufficiently distinctive to be awarded a trademark. Continue reading...

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European Court advises on worker holiday entitlement
June 2017

The European Court has advised on the rights of workers to holiday leave which, if upheld, could lead to significant costs for so called ‘gig economy’ employers. Continue reading...