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Issue 14, 3 July 2020: All of the key government coronavirus news and guidance in a weekly legal update.
The UK Government has issued the new PPN 04/20 guidelines to public bodies inviting them to review and consider implementing appropriate exit plans for any relief measures which they have put in place to assist their "at risk" suppliers pursuant to the PPN 02/20 guidelines issued in March 2020.
This article covers some of the changes/relaxations made (or anticipated) to the rules on corporate administration and governance that companies can (or will in due course be able to) take advantage of, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the recent case before the Workplace Relations Commission, Pamela Brennan v BOM Scoil Mhuire agus Iosaf Junior School, a female teacher, who held the role of Deputy Principal, was awarded compensation in the amount of €93,498 after it was held that she was discriminated against on the grounds of gender in relation to a promotion.
Legal business DWF welcomed 70 guests from Salford to the awards ceremony for 5 STAR Futures, an award-winning education and employability programme.
Anyone who has to deal with the County Court Bailiff system recognises its serious shortcomings, it is underfunded and it could also be said that it is under resourced. July saw a report published by Lord Justice Briggs around the Civil Courts Justice Review. Albeit no firm recommendations were reached when it came to enforcement.
Legal business DWF has officially launched its new Trailblazer Legal Apprenticeship programme in collaboration with BPP University with 16 apprentices joining the firm to start a two-year paralegal apprenticeship, which is one of the largest cohorts across the legal sector joining under the new scheme.
The Finance Bill 2016 reached its final form yesterday, 13 September 2016 with approval by the House of Commons. Masterminded by George Osborne before his dismissal this is the final legacy of six years of Osborne's power in number 11. The Tatton Wizard's last spell or his final Omnishambles?
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