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Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011

  • Bircham Dyson Bell
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 28 2011

The Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011 came into force on 10 September 2011 and require any public bodies listed in Schedule 1 to the Regulations (eg FSA) to publish information demonstrating compliance with s149(1) of the Equality Act 2010 by 31 January 2012 and every year thereafter

Dismissal of claim challenging civil service reforms

  • Bircham Dyson Bell
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 31 2011

The High Court has dismissed a challenge brought by unions that the reforms of the Civil Service Redundancy Scheme were in breach of Human Rights legislation

Hearsay evidence not admissible

  • Bircham Dyson Bell
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 5 2011

The Administrative Court has held to be ‘irrational’ and a breach of Article 6 of the ECHR a decision by the General Medical Council (GMC) to admit hearsay evidence when such evidence would not be admissible under the criminal laws of evidence

Response to proposals to reform legal aid

  • Bircham Dyson Bell
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 5 2011

The government has published its response to views on its proposals for reforming legal aid

Rule against cornrows discriminatory

  • Bircham Dyson Bell
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 5 2011

In a case which has attracted much press attention, the High Court held in G v Head Teacher and Governors of St Gregory’s Catholic Science College that the school’s ban on boys wearing cornrow hairstyles (instituted to reduce the risk of gang culture and ethnic tensions) was indirectly discriminatory on the ground of race and could not be justified

Supreme Court rules on legal representation at disciplinary hearings

  • Bircham Dyson Bell
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 5 2011

The Supreme Court has heard the appeal in R (on the application of G) v Governors of X School 2011 UKSC 30 brought by a School against a decision by the High Court (upheld by the Court of Appeal) that G, a teacher accused of inappropriate sexual misconduct with a pupil, should be entitled to legal representation at his disciplinary hearing

Equality Act codes of practice

  • Bircham Dyson Bell
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 19 2011

The EHRC's statutory codes of practice on the Equality Act 2010 took effect on 6 April 2011

Union acceptance of collective redundancy procedure results in reduction of protective award

  • Bircham Dyson Bell
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 2 2010

In Lancaster University v The University and College Union the EAT held that where a union had accepted a flawed notification and consultation procedure for university staff on fixed term contracts over a period of twelve years, a tribunal was correct in reducing protective awards from 90 days' pay to 60 days

And finally

  • Bircham Dyson Bell
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 2 2010

The Government has announced a substantial reform of non departmental public bodies

Trade unions plan strike action in protest at cuts

  • Bircham Dyson Bell
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 6 2010

Certain unions, including the RMT, have indicated that they are planning coordinated action in response to public sector cuts