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Health and Safety at Work Statistics released by HSE

18 Dec 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-…

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The Court of Appeal has been getting philosophical

18 Dec 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…

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Forbes Wins Four-Year Contract To Advise Authorities Across The North East

28 Nov 2019

Forbes Solicitors has won a four-year contract to advise one of the largest groups of local authorities in the country after being named as a successful bidder for the North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO)'s Regional Legal Services Framework. Established in 1976, the NEPO undertakes high-…

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Forbes Solicitors Celebrates Legal 500 Successes

02 Oct 2019

Forbes Solicitors is celebrating after being recommended in 15 Legal 500 categories and ranking as a Top Tier Firm, with 35 lawyers listed as recommended. Forbes' category recommendations are up one from last year, with Contentious Trusts and Probate being ranked for the first time. The…

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Data Protection Compliance in Education Establishments

26 Sep 2019

After a well-earned summer break no doubt a myriad of issues require addressing by schools and establishments, with data protection compliance being amongst them. Returning back from any break brings about its own unique data protection challenges after a long period of reduced staffing as inevitably…

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Education Case Studies

26 Sep 2019

Costs down the drain The Dispute Resolution team at Forbes recently acted for an academy trust which had a vexatious claim issued against it by a neighbour. The neighbour's garden backed onto the school's playing field and he issued a claim for nuisance, alleging that his garden would…

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NASUWT Reports Teachers Won £15m in Compensation Claims in 2018

30 Jul 2019

It has been reported by the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) that during 2018 they secured compensation of £14,933,905.34 for its teacher members. The sums were awarded as a result of claims for accidents, attacks by pupils, and employment disputes.…

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Head Teacher's sexual orientation discrimination claim upheld

28 Mar 2019

The Employment Appeal Tribunal ("EAT") has recently ruled upon whether adverse treatment of a gay Head Teacher can constitute constructive dismissal and sexual orientation discrimination. In Tywyn Primary School v Aplin, the EAT upheld the decision of the Employment Tribunal ("ET")…

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The Power of the 'Hypothetical Comparator'

21 Mar 2019

The Employment Appeal Tribunal ("EAT") recently addressed the issue of hypothetical comparators in employment claims in Governing Body of Sutton Oak Church of England Primary School & 2 Others v. Mr M Whittaker. The Respondent was a primary school teacher who was employed at the…

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