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A whistleblowing ex-policeman was sacked not because of his protected disclosures but due to his pursuit of complaints in a way that was 'sufficient to try and to exhaust the patience of any organisation', the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled ( ...
A whistleblowing ex-policeman was sacked not because of his protected disclosures but due to his pursuit of complaints in a way that was 'sufficient to try and to exhaust the patience of any organisation', the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled ( ...
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has published a new guide to protecting personal data, 'Protecting personal data in online services: learning from the mistakes of others' , which it describes as outlining the procedures organisations must follow...
A mother who decided to change her will at a birthday party attended by all her children except the one disadvantaged by the change had the mental capacity to do so, despite suffering from mild dementia, the Court of Appeal has ruled . The woman had, over...
A young man who suffered life-shattering injuries when a soft-top car in which he was a passenger flipped onto its roof has secured a £2.3 million compensation settlement from the driver's insurers. The man, who was 19 at the time of the accident,...
Sometimes, the fact that legal issues can take a long time to reach court means that the circumstances which gave rise to the proceedings have changed significantly by the time the dispute is heard. That was the case when a city council sought repossession...
A case recently heard by the Court of Protection has illustrated that the courts are willing to uphold the right of patients to refuse medical treatment, even where treatment would reduce the likelihood of the patient dying. A woman who had been a...
The Equality Act 2010 contains measures that protect employees from victimisation for having made a complaint of unlawful discrimination, but does that protection extend to events that take place after the employment relationship has ended? In Rowstock...
An 'extraordinary saga' that began in a seaside hotel more than 50 years ago – and ended with a bitter dispute between elderly ladies over a £2 million architectural gem on the Cornish Riviera – has been finally brought to an end by a...
The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill, which is currently before Parliament, contains provisions enabling the Secretary of State to require prescribed persons to report annually on any action taken as a result of a protected disclosure. The...