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The Notification of Deaths Regulations 2019

11 Nov 2019

Following recommendations made by Dame Janet Smith, Chair of the Shipman Inquiry, new regulations have finally been introduced to ensure greater consistency in the reporting of deaths by medical practitioners in England and Wales. The Regulations came into force on 1st October 2019 with immediate effect…

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HSE Publishes Annual Injury and Ill-health Statistics for Great Britain

08 Nov 2019

The HSE has published its annual report "Health and safety at work - Summary statistics for Great Britain 2019". Despite Great Britain being one of the safest places to work compared to its EU counterparts, the HSE say the statistics show that the number of injuries and incidents of ill…

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The Launch of the Best Practice Partnership Network

05 Nov 2019

After months of planning and consultation, the ASC Forbes service launched our much-awaited Best Practice Partnership Network at the Novotel in Leeds on Thursday 26th September 2019. The purpose of this initiative is to improve collaborative working between Registered Housing Providers, Police,…

Housing & Regeneration

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Landlord Problems: Forfeiture of a Commercial Lease in Mixed Use Premises

01 Nov 2019

In the second of our series of practical guidance on common landlord problems, we look at the issue of forfeiture of mixed-use premises. Scenario: the landlord owns a mixed-use property let out to a tenant under one lease. The property comprises of a shop on the ground floor and a flat upstairs,…

Dispute Resolution

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Regional Cuckooing & County Lines - the way forward

01 Nov 2019

County Lines describes gangs or organised criminals who export drugs into one or more UK importing areas. They use dedicated mobile phone lines or 'deal lines' and use children or vulnerable adults, to move / store the drugs. They use coercion, intimidation, violence, sexual violence and…

Housing & Regeneration

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Environmental clauses are heating up leases

31 Oct 2019

The increasing global environmental socio-economic awareness means that there is now a wealth of environmental laws and issues in practice which overlap with some areas of property law, in particular leases. What do Landlords want? As landlords will be keen to make sure that the tenant will…

Commercial Property

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Causation and correlation in workplace harassment claims

25 Oct 2019

The Employment Tribunal held in Raj v Capita Business Services that establishing an offensive or humiliating environment alone is not sufficient to establish that the conduct relates to a protected characteristic. In order to prove successful, a claimant must establish that the reason for the conduct…

Employment & HR

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