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Whistleblowing: what is “in the public interest”?

Whistleblowing has over recent years received a huge amount of press attention, particularly in the NHS and care sector. The whistleblowing legislation was originally enacted in response to the terrible tragedies that took place such as Ladbroke Grove, Piper Alpha,…

Solicitor devastated by £100k intervention

A solicitor has spoken of his anguish and disillusionment after the professional regulator withdrew a threat to close down his practice at the last minute. Andrew Williams was at a CPD lecture last October when a call came from his office…

RadcliffesLeBrasseur relocates to the City

RadcliffesLeBrasseur has signed a nine-year lease on 28,000 sq ft of office space in the old Reuters building at 85 Fleet Street. The firm has secured a six-month rent-free period and half rent for a further 30 months and is hoping…

Employment Law News December 2014

In the last Enews for 2014, we review what is in store for 2015 Shared Parental Leave The most significant change for businesses in 2015 in our view is the introduction of Shared Parental Leave (SPL) on 5 April 2015. …

Anorexia, force feeding and best interest

The Court had previously given clear guidance in the Aintree case1 that when considering best interests, the welfare of a patient should be reviewed in the widest sense. A recent case2 has considered the application of this in the context…