Monthly Archives: May 2012

Supreme Court rules on justification of enforced retirement

Supreme Court rules on justification of enforced retirement The Supreme Court has handed down its judgment in Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes – the long-running case concerning the question of whether the compulsory retirement of a partner in a … Continue reading

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The most radical reform of employment practice for decades was the description given by the Government last year of its…

Heading towards Radical Reform or Off Field?   The most radical reform of employment practice for decades was the description given by the Government last year of its proposed revision of employment laws; there’s certainly no doubt that some of … Continue reading

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The most radical reform of employment practice for decades was the description given by the Government last year of its…

Heading towards Radical Reform or Off Field?   The most radical reform of employment practice for decades was the description given by the Government last year of its proposed revision of employment laws; there’s certainly no doubt that some of … Continue reading

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No 5 Chambers Dragonboat

On 16th June 2012, the Dragonboat crew from No 5 Chambers will be taking to the water in Brindley Place to raise money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital. BCH provides year round support for some of the region’s most poorly children. … Continue reading

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WMP ACPO Selling hardworking staff.

Briefing for MPs Home Affairs Select Committee Introduction Unite and Unison represent Police staff. We are frankly aghast that there is a serious discussion taking place about privatising our police force less than a year after the Home Secretary tasked … Continue reading

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The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill has, this afternoon, been laid before parliament.

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill has, this afternoon, been laid before parliament. Quite separate from the Adrian Beecroft proposals which have been in the news this week, this new Bill provides for:- a mandatory period of Acas conciliation before … Continue reading

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UK Government seeks to reduce equality burden on employers.

The UK Government has today launched consultations on measures intended to reduce what it sees as unnecessary bureaucracy for employers created by the Equality Act 2010. The proposed measures are: • Repealing the third party harassment provisions which potentially make … Continue reading

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