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Month: August 2018

Professor Christian Tams directing the annual Centre for Research and Studies of the Hague Academy of International Law

From 20 August – 7 September, Professor Christian Tams directs this year‘s Centre for Research and Studies of the Hague Academy of International Law. Established in 1923, the Hague Academy is a leading hub for research and teaching in international law. This year‘s Centre for Research assesses the role of ‘International Inspections’ as a means […]

EAT allows appeal in relation to “public administrative authority” exception to the application of the 2006 TUPE Regulations

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has allowed the appeals of several claimants challenging an Employment Tribunal’s decision that the “public administrative authority” exception to the application of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE Regulations) deprived them of the protection of those Regulations. The claimants are challenging their dismissals following the transfer of public health […]

Cap on Access to Work awards held to be lawful

The High Court has today dismissed a judicial review of the Government’s cap on the amount that can be paid under its Access to Work scheme. The challenge was brought by Mr David Buxton, CEO of Action for Disability, who claimed that the cap was indirectly discriminatory against deaf people. However, Mr Justice Kerr held that the aims of the cap were legitimate aims of social policy, such as to bring more disabled people into the workplace.