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Our solicitors and lawyers regularly write about different legal topics and breaking news, we welcome your comments on our posts. Below you will find links to the latest articles from across the firm. If you would like more information on our services, please don't hesitate to get in touch on 0175 321 6399.

Food Standards Agency publishes official statistics

Amy Grimshaw
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The release by the FSA on 18 th September 2017 provides a summary of local authority activity in relation to food law enforcement at food establishments for the year 2016/17. The Food Standards Agency (‘FSA’) is responsible for food safety...

Men and mental health at work

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Long in the past men have traditionally been viewed as the main breadwinner, the hunter and main provider and considered to be better prepared to face the day to day competition within the workplace and step up to a challenge. However, a recent survey by...

ACAS supporting transgender employees in the workplace

Emma Corrie
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If you believe that you have been treated less favourably than another individual in the workplace  and you feel that the treatment is connected to one or more of the characteristics protected and defined in the Equality Act 2010, then you may be able...

When holiday high spirits end in tragedy

Danielle Callaway
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For most people, holidays are the highlight of the year and something to look forward to when dealing with the monotony of day-to-day responsibilities such as work, childcare and housework. Holiday countdowns are often what keep us going through the...

All you glorious silver foxes and vixens out there are bucking the trend!

Amanda Rimmer
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According to new figures released about our personal lives, not only are baby boomers commanding an ever greater share of the population – their number has risen by 20 per cent, living longer and taking the place of the existing ‘silver...

HCPC guidance on social media - 'think before you post'

Alison Marriott
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Earlier this month the Health and Care Professions Council published their guidance on social media, with the intention of assisting registrants to use social media in a way which will meet the regulator’s standards.  This guidance follows the...

Students facing discrimination from landlords on the rise

Maria Chadwick
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A recent survey has revealed that 38% of students consider that they have been discriminated against by their landlord. The main reasons noted in the survey, where students reported that they had faced discrimination for reasons including their gender,...

The new CQC assessment frameworks

Laura Hannah
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The CQC’s strategy for 2016 to 2021 sets out its aim to achieve a more “targeted, responsive and collaborative approach” so that more people can receive high quality care in the future. The CQC has therefore radically changed its approach...

Additional services to be made available by the Disclosure & Barring Service

Mike Pemberton
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Beginning in 2018, the DBS will offer a service for a basic DBS check. This is in addition to the standard and enhanced level checks already provided as well as the information relating to the protection of vulnerable groups (barring register). The basic...

Preventing and tackling bullying - advice for headteachers, staff and governing bodies

Mike Pemberton
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The department of education has recently updated guidance on how schools should deal with bullying, in July 2017. Bullying, is described by the guidance, as ‘behaviour by an individual or a group, repeated over time, which intentionally hurts...

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