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Record number of study visas granted in 2021

14th Dec 2021 News

According to new data from the Home Office, the number of student visas issued this year has reached record levels.

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Lack of belief in the Black Lives Matter movement was not protected under the Equality Act

10th Dec 2021 News

In the recent case of Mr Charalambous -V-Barnsley College an Employment Tribunal has considered whether or not a lack of belief in the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement was protected by the Equality Act 2010. 

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Important law changes for drivers

6th Dec 2021 News

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has announced several important law changes for drivers throughout 2021 that could leave unaware drivers facing fines or even points on their licences.

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Government announces Harper’s Law set to be introduced

29th Nov 2021 News

The Government has announced that mandatory life sentences will be introduced for offenders who cause the death of emergency service workers whilst committing a crime.

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Laws on mobile phone use whilst driving to be strengthened

25th Nov 2021 News

The Government are set to make handheld mobile phone use whilst driving illegal in a bid to cut down on the number of accidents involving distracted drivers.

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Dismissal following employee’s concerns about Covid- 19 was disability discrimination

23rd Nov 2021 News

In the recent case of Mrs D Haggerty -V-Modality Partnership an Employment Tribunal in Sheffield upheld claims for disability discrimination and automatic unfair dismissal on health and safety grounds and for having blown the whistle. 

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Accelerated settlement for young people

29th Oct 2021 News

As of 20 October 2021, the Home Office will now consider applications for an accelerated settlement for young people between 18-24 years of age.

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Legal Aid Provision

1st Oct 2021 News

Recent tabloid reports have drawn out the eye-raising numbers provided by the Law Society, who suggest millions of people have no access to legal aid.

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Pursuing an injury claim and settlement agreements

30th Sep 2021 News

In the recent case of Farnham-Oliver v RM Educational Resources Ltd [2021] EWHC 2418 (QB) the High Court has decided that a Claimant is able to continue with a Personal Injury claim in spite of having settled Employment Tribunal claims with the employer.

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Unfair Redundancy and Right of Appeal

22nd Sep 2021 News

In the recent case of Gwynedd Council v Barratt and anor the Court of appeal upheld a Tribunal decision that a school’s failure to provide a right of appeal rendered a redundancy dismissal unfair. When will a failure to provide an opportunity to appeal a decision render a dismissal unfair? The Court of Appeal has […]

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End of Furlough

15th Sep 2021 Covid-19

Recent tabloid articles indicate there were over 1.5 million people still on furlough at the end of July 2021, with economists anticipating there will still be over 1million unemployed once furlough ends. This trend is largely down to the impact of the pandemic on smaller firms and the inability to retain all of their furloughed […]

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Teacher succeeds with claims for race discrimination and unfair dismissal against Multi-Academy Trust

2nd Sep 2021 News

In the recent case of Burton-York v Diocese of Westminster Academy Trust a Claimant succeeded with claims for race discrimination and constructive dismissal. Is open evidence of racism needed in order for a case of race discrimination to succeed? In Burton-York the Claimant, who describes herself as black Afro-Caribbean, had been asked to stand down […]

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