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Mar 2017

‘Trade-off’ means NHS operation waiting times set to rise

In order to improve care in high priority areas such as cancer care and accident and emergency targets, patients will have to face longer waits for routine operations such as hip and knee replacements. Simon Stevens of NHS England has said that increasing pressures mean that the current 18 week waiting time target for treatment…

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29
Mar 2017

Wrongly advertising statutory apprenticeships becomes an offence April 2017

From 1 April 2017, Section 25 of the Enterprise Act 2016 comes into force, which creates a new offence relating to wrongly advertising statutory apprenticeships. If in the course of a business, a person providing or offering a course or training wholly or partly in England describes it as an apprenticeship when it is not…

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29
Mar 2017

Claimant has claim struck out for discussing case with journalist whilst under oath

In a recent case an Employment Tribunal considered whether a Claimant’s case should be struck out after the Claimant discussed her case with a journalist during a break from giving evidence. Under the rules which apply to the process and procedure in Employment Tribunals, the Tribunal can strike out part or all of a claim…

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29
Mar 2017

Government promises action on workplace dress codes and high heels

At the start of this month, in the House of Commons, MPs discussed an e-petition relating to workplace dress codes and high heels. The petition was signed by over 150,000 people who called for the requirement for female employees to wear high heels at work to be made illegal. Following the Petition, the chair of…

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28
Mar 2017

Chadwick Lawrence Official Legal Partners for Leeds Rhinos for another Year

Yorkshire’s Legal People, Chadwick Lawrence, have renewed their contract as official legal partners to Leeds Rhinos for another year. The renewal sees the strengthening of an already long standing relationship between the two organisations, which currently spans over 10 years. This affiliation will see the team at Chadwick Lawrence working with Leeds Rhinos on a…

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Mar 2017

Tougher rules for doctors who qualified outside the EU could cut rate of serious mistakes by 50 per cent

According to a study conducted by researchers at the University of York, doctors who have qualified outside the EU are twice as likely as those who qualified in Britain to be struck off or suspended. Currently, all doctors from outside of the EU are required to sit an English language and clinical skills test before…

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