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Service of documents in civil proceedings: A lesson in getting it right

Lynsey Oakdene and Kathryn Vickers highlight a recent judicial review case in which the claim form was set aside because it was served late and the court declined to exercise its case management powers. Read more
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  NEWS

September 10, 2021

Government issues consultation on reforms to data regime and information watchdog

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has launched a consultation on a revamped data regime including proposals for reform of the Information Commissioner’s Office.
September 09, 2021

Government to extend fixed costs to most claims below £100,000

The government will extend the Fixed Recoverable Costs (FRC) regime to cover most fast track claims up to a value of £25,000 and expand the fast track to include most ‘intermediate’ money claims valued between £25,000 and £100,000, the Lord Chancellor Robert…
September 06, 2021

Cabinet Office updates procurement policy note on reserving below threshold procurements

The Cabinet Office has updated its procurement policy note and guidance on reserving below threshold procurements to provide additional clarification on the application of the policy for other contracting authorities, reservations by supplier location and…
September 01, 2021

Browne Jacobson partner appointed social care sector ambassador for charity

Amanda Wright-Kluger, a partner and solicitor-advocate at Browne Jacobson’s Nottingham office, has been appointed a social care ambassador for Championing Social Care.

  FEATURES AND ANALYSIS

September 02, 2021

Staying away from work because of Covid: a trap for employers?

Hari Menon looks at the problems that arise for employers where an employee stays away from work, pointing to the risks to his health from potentially contracting Covid.
September 02, 2021

Auxiliary aids and reasonable adjustments: a reminder

Charles Pigott considers the lessons of a recent ruling on the third element of the duty to make adjustments.
August 26, 2021

Long COVID: What is it and how should employers deal with it?

Andrew Rayment, Laura McLellan and Kendel Shepherd look at the issues created by Long Covid and set out some practical steps for employers.
August 26, 2021

Litigation Friend appointments and costs

The High Court has ordered that a Defendant is not liable for costs incurred arising from a dispute over who the Litigation Friend should be. Sean Linley reports.
August 26, 2021

Commercial leases and unpaid rent

Are we turning a corner? Priya Sejpal examines the Government Policy Statement on COVID-19 enforcement and rent recovery restrictions for commercial leases.
August 19, 2021

Discharging medically fit children from hospital during a shortage of accommodation

Gemma Brannigan explains how two NHS Trusts recently obtained a High Court Order to require a child to be removed from hospital.
August 19, 2021

Discrimination claims: the burden of proof

The Supreme Court has confirmed that claimants bear the initial burden of proof to establish a prima facie case in discrimination claims. Hilary Larter, Zoë Wigan and Ceri Fuller examine the ruling.
August 05, 2021

Cyber-attacks, data breaches and causes of action

A recent High Court claim was based on a core allegation that the defendant had failed to protect the claimant’s data from a cyber-attack. Peter Wake looks at the lessons to be learned.

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July 29, 2021

Court of Protection case law update: July 2021

Aaqib Javed and Holly Littlewood examine the latest rulings of interest to Court of Protection practitioners.
July 29, 2021

IR35 and off-payroll workers

The following LexisNexis Tax practice note, produced in partnership with David Smith of DLA Piper, explains the IR35 regime which applies where either a public authority or a private sector entity engages a worker via an intermediary.
July 22, 2021

Why insisting on flexible hours could discriminate against women

Two recent cases from the Employment Appeal Tribunal illustrate some potential pitfalls when women with childcare responsibilities are asked to move away from fixed working hours, writes Charles Pigott.
July 22, 2021

Transparency in regulated procurements

A county council has recently defended a waste company’s application for summary judgment in a procurement dispute. Joseph Barrett explains how.
July 22, 2021

GDPR fines

The Information Commissioner's Office recently issued its first GDPR fine to a charity. Ibrahim Hasan examines the watchdog's track record of enforcement.
July 15, 2021

What next for Special Severance Payments?

Recent Government guidance on Special Severance Payments goes further than before, writes Kerren Daly.
July 15, 2021

Reporting restrictions in end of life cases

Rosalind English analyses an important High Court ruling on anonymity for treating clinicians in 'end of life' cases.
July 15, 2021

Publication to Contracts Finder

Jenny Beresford-Jones examines the recent procurement policy note (PPN 07/21) on publication of information to Contracts Finder.
July 08, 2021

Good faith in commercial agreements

The following Commercial practice note from LexisNexis examines the concept of good faith and the extent to which it is applied in commercial agreements.
July 07, 2021

The Domestic Abuse Act 2021: What does it mean for social housing providers?

The Domestic Abuse Act (“DAA”) received royal assent on 29 April 2021 following a much-delayed journey through Parliament. The Act will have important ramifications for social housing providers – including changes for homelessness under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996 which came into effect on 5 July 2021. Tara O’Leary provides a summary of what to expect.
July 01, 2021

Gender-critical views are a protected "philosophical belief" under the Equality Act 2010

Jane Fielding and Connie Cliff consider what a recent high-profile ruling on gender-critical views means in practice.
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June 29, 2021

New tenders must be published on ‘Find a Tender’ website first: Cabinet Office

The Cabinet Office has updated its Legal and Policy requirements for publishing procurement information, replacing references to the OJEU and TED with the UK government's new Find a Tender Service (FTS) following the end of the Brexit transition period.