Solicitors’ litigation costs have undergone seismic changes with effect from 1st April 2013. The reform is statutory (under the Legal Aid and Sentencing Punishment of Offenders Act 2012), in conjunction with statutory instruments and far reaching procedural rule changes, all directed towards implementing the recommendations of a major report produced by Lord Justice Jackson in January 2010.
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The National Federation of Builders (NFB) has published a new report on its findings following research into the effect of public sector procurement processes on the construction industry, and in particular, Small to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).
On 9 October 2012, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) issued revised statements of policy on facilitation payments, business expenditure (hospitality and gifts) and self-reporting which took immediate effect and superseded previous statements of policy or practice
Employment Law Solicitor Hazel Phillips from Burnetts in Carlisle, West Cumbria and Newcastle takes a monthly look at some of the employment law cases hitting the headlines......
A recent Court of Appeal decision highlights the need for employers to take care when drafting employment contracts and compromise agreements to make sure that they aren’t “caught out” by misdeeds discovered after the employee has left.
You might remember, following his government’s introduction of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Tony Blair’s berating of himself in his memoirs as a “naive, foolish, irresponsible nincompoop”.
Over the course of a number of years, his view on freedom of information changed from his confidence that the introduction of legislation would signal a new relationship between government and people, to the extent that the public would become “legitimate stakeholders in the running of the country” to his feeling that FOIA, for political leaders “is like saying to someone who is hitting you over the head with a stick, “hey, try this instead”, and handing them a mallet”.
In May's E-Legal: Advice on mineral rights in "Your place or mine?", procurement advice for academies and public sector bodies plus details of our latest events.
Public procurement expert Leigh Child examines the procurement responsibilities of Academies.
Information law specialist Caroline Redhead looks at how public authorities handle frivolous freedom of information requests.
Following the introduction of the Equality Act 2010, the Equality and Human Rights Commission has been tasked with completing a consultation with a view to preparing Codes of Practice to assist institutions and businesses in their aim to be compliant with the Equality Act. In order to assist Further and Higher Education providers, the Commission is drafting the Code of Practice in Further and Higher Education.
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