COVID – Self-Isolation Rules Relax
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COVID – Self-Isolation Rules Relax

The UK government today confirmed that from August 18 onwards, people who are fully vaccinated and under those 18s will not have to self-isolate for ten days if they have had close contact of a coronavirus. The second vaccination must have been taken 6 weeks before August 16. Note of caution, this relaxation only applies to…

Dobson v North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust UKEAT/0220/19/LA
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Dobson v North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust UKEAT/0220/19/LA

An employment tribunal must take judicial notice of the fact that women are less likely than men to be able to accommodate flexible working patterns because of childcare responsibilities. The fact that women bear the greater burden of childcare than men and that this can limit their ability to work certain hours. Background to Appeal D…

Steer v Stormsure Ltd
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Steer v Stormsure Ltd

The Court of Appeal has rejected the claim for interim relief in claims of sex discrimination after concluding that such any award would completely change how employment tribunals are handled. Lord Justice Bean, sitting in Steer v Stormsure Ltd, rejected the contention of claimant Sabrina Steer that she should have a right to seek interim relief….

Landlords breathe a sigh of relief as tenant support is wound down, but section 21 to bite the dust.
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Landlords breathe a sigh of relief as tenant support is wound down, but section 21 to bite the dust.

The government a served a bittersweet dish for landlord with its plans for the housing sector, as it promised to begin to wind down emergency measures to support renters during the pandemic as its long-term plans to improve tenants’ rights received a cool response from the industry. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government…

Watson -v- Hilary Meredith, (a case of Causation -v- Correlation between protected disclosure and detriment). 
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Watson -v- Hilary Meredith, (a case of Causation -v- Correlation between protected disclosure and detriment). 

Mr Justice Cavanagh sitting at the Employment Appeal Tribunal refused to draw the inference that the Claimant/Appellant’s protected disclosure must have been the reason for his subsequent dismissal.  The Judge concluded that the employment tribunal, was entitled to find the reason for dismissal was ‘separate and distinct’ from the protected disclosures. In this case Mr…

Stoffel & Co -v- Grondona [2020] UKSC 42
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Stoffel & Co -v- Grondona [2020] UKSC 42

On appeal from [2018] EWCA Civ 2031 Illegality as a defence Professional negligence Breach of retainer JUSTICES: Lord Reed (President), Lord Hodge (Deputy President), Lady Black, Lord Lloyd-Jones, Lady Arden BACKGROUND TO THE APPEAL This appeal concerns the defence of illegality. The Supreme Court is asked to decide whether a firm of solicitors, Stoffel &…