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Is it Right to Shared Ownership or Wrong to Shared Ownership?

11 Dec 2019

Recently the Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has revealed the shared ownership Right to Buy plan. Mr Jenrick's plan is to allow tenants on new housing association stock to buy shares in their home allowing them to buy in 1% increments with the ability to increase the share over time up to full…

Housing & Regeneration

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Section 106 and Community Infrastructure Levy Reforms, what you need to know

11 Dec 2019

The Government is committed to delivering 300,000 new homes a year by the mid 2020s. In order to make this goal a reality the Government implemented reforms, as of 01 September 2019, to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and Section 106 agreements. In short it is hoped that these reforms will…

Housing & Regeneration

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The Maternity Scandal

04 Dec 2019

The Independent newspaper have recently reported on the failings of The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust ("SaTH") maternity unit. This is due to a report being leaked, prepared by midwifery expert Donna Ockenden, who has led an independent investigation into more than 600 cases from…

Clinical Negligence

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HSE Issues Laptop Computer Charging Trolley Safety Alert to Schools

29 Nov 2019

The HSE has issued a safety warning to schools regarding the use of laptop computer charging trolleys. A HSE investigation into an incident involving a laptop charging trolley found that when a 3-pin plug supplying the trolley was removed from the supply socket there was sufficient stored electric…

Education

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A cautionary tale: Defamation during the course of a presentation

29 Nov 2019

Background We recently acted for an organisation which received notification of a claim pursuant to the Pre-Action Protocol for Defamation (now replaced by the pre-action protocol for media and communications as of October 2019). It was alleged that during the course of the two day conference a…

Education

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The Court of Appeal has been getting philosophical

29 Nov 2019

In the recent case of Gray v Mulberry Company (Design) Ltd, the Court of Appeal addressed the issue of 'philosophical belief' pursuant to s.10 of the Equality Act 2010. An employee of Mulberry had refused to sign an agreement confirming that any copyright over work created in her role would…

Education

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Health and Safety at Work Statistics released by HSE

29 Nov 2019

The Health and Safety Executive ("HSE") has released its annual report summarising statistics for 2018/19 related to work-related illness, deaths in the workplace, injuries at work, and working days lost to work-related illness and injury. The report confirmed that the rate of self-…

Education

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