I was fortunate to have attended what turned out to be one of the most interesting meetings of the year. And get this. It was the Employment Tribunal Users meeting at London Central. No really.
25th April 2013
Quite extraordinary developments in the House of Lords last night. The Growth and Infrastructure Bill passed through the parliamentary “ping pong” process and made it to the Royal Assent stage by the skin of its teeth and only after the Government made concession after concession.
The UK reportedly has the most overweight population in Europe. Adult obesity rates have quadrupled in the last 25 years, and over 20% of Britons are now regarded as XXL. Health issues associated with being overweight reportedly cost the NHS more than £5 billion a year. And it’s not just health care professionals who need to be alive to these problems.
This blog first appeared as an article in HR Magazine on Tuesday 5th March 2013.
Last month the Children and Families Bill had a second reading in the House of Commons. It recognised the vital role that both parents play in their children’s upbringing, from birth throughout their childhood.
22nd February 2013
In light of a growing number of scandals and public enquiries, whistleblowing law has become a hot topic for politicians, regulators, the media and the general public. For years it has been one of the most interesting areas of practice for employment lawyers, but suddenly it is headline news and everyone seems to be talking about whistleblowing.