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Passenger Locator Forms and fraud – some jurisdictional issues

With due apologies for parochialism, we will concentrate in this blog on the legal position in England, though it seems likely that similar issues will arise in relation to the law of Wales.

Traditionally, at common law, n...

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School uniforms, indirect discrimination and Jon Holbrook’s tweet

On 31 January 2021, barrister Jon Holbrook either resigned or was expelled (depending on whose version you believe) from Cornerstone Chambers following complaints about one of his tweets. Mr Holbrook retweeted a tweet from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (‘the EHRC’...

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Should there be an appeals system for coronavirus fixed penalty notices?

Criminal offences are generally prosecuted through the courts, but from the 1950s onwards, police officers were given the power to issue on-the-spot fines for minor offences. This began with parking offences (which were subsequently decriminalised), but over time the power h...

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Has the gender pay gap report made you wonder if you are receiving equal pay?

Is your colleague being paid more than you, and the sole reason is because they are a different gender? Is there something you can you do about it? In the UK, there are equal pay laws and sex discrimination laws which say that men and women should receive equal pay for equal work. Firstly find ou...

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Success for prison whistleblowers

Levins successfully represented John Bromilow and Harry Wildman in their whistleblowing claim before an employment tribunal in Liverpool. The two men were employed at HMP Liverpool by an external contractor. They raised their health-and-safety concerns with the prison govenor, and as a result they w...

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