The term “PPE” has become one of general comment and concern. Here our newest recruit at Kings Jasmine Chan explains the Regulations, the duties owed and the government guidance in relation to PPE and coronavirus. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is equipment that protects its wearer against health or safety risks at work. It can…
— Read on lawinthetimeofcorona.wordpress.com/2020/04/02/personal-protective-equipment-the-basic-legal-principles-and-important-government-guidance/
Although the position is fast-moving and guidance is expected to be given in due course by the Law Society, it is presently understood that remote video | Hardwicke
— Read on hardwicke.co.uk/is-it-possible-to-take-a-statutory-declaration-by-skype-video-or-similar-technology/
UK supreme court says retailer not to blame for actions of employee with grudge
— Read on www.theguardian.com/business/2020/apr/01/morrisons-is-not-liable-for-massive-staff-data-leak-court-rules
Whilst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is having a unprecedented impact upon human behaviour, businesses should also be aware of the risks to legal persons and
— Read on www.6pumpcourt.co.uk/news/mark-watson-qc-and-mark-davies-consider-the-new-health-protection-coronavirus-restrictions-england-regulations-2020-and-the-impact-on-businesses/
Although it is welcome the new Practice direction is a bit disappointing. It does not trust litigators at all (or not very much). Parties can agree extensions of up to 56 days, without permission of the Court, but not beyond that. Extensions beyond 56 days have to be approved by the Court, albeit these…
— Read on www.civillitigationbrief.com/2020/04/02/the-new-practice-direction-the-limitations-on-the-power-to-extend-time-by-agreement-and-making-an-application/
Majority of justices rule that, if arrangement has reasonable prospect of success, costs can be awarded.
— Read on www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/supreme-court-awards-damages-to-fund-us-surrogacy-costs/5103723.article
A message from Transport for Greater Manchester regarding Coronavirus
The Government has stated that people should not use public transport unless it’s for essential journeys.
As people are now travelling less and to protect public transport staff and drivers, bus, rail and tram services will start to be reduced from Sunday 22 March. Many operators have now published their revised timetables.
Services will be operating on the new Trafford Park Metrolink line from Sunday as planned to help key workers make essential journeys.
Travelshops across Greater Manchester remain open, providing travel advice for essential journeys, but are operating on reduced hours.
Further changes to services and opening hours are likely to come into effect over the coming weeks, so please check before you travel.
While people should not be travelling unless essential, peak time restrictions on concessionary tram, rail and bus passes have been lifted from today to make it easier for the region’s older citizens and disabled people to get their shopping and to attend medical appointments.
Metrolink passengers with 28 day and annual travelcards are being offered refunds on the number of days left remaining on their tickets, as long as there is a minimum of 7 days remaining.
Please visit the link below for the latest travel and timetable information for all types of transport and check with individual operators ahead of your journey.
If you do need to travel, we want to assure you that a rigorous cleaning regime is in place across the transport network. We also encourage customers who are travelling on Metrolink to use contactless payments rather than ticket machines.
TfGM will continue to work closely with Metrolink, rail and bus operators to ensure those that do need to make essential journeys can still do so safely.
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From 01/05/2020 statutory bereavement damages in England and Wales will be £15,120 see: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/316/made
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On the 16th of May, when City released a statement after after CFCB IC of UEFA made a referral to the adjudicatory body for deciding on the punishment. There were uncharacteristically strong words in it about Yves Leterme the Chief Investigator
The club said it found the process “unsatisfactory, curtailed and hostile”. The whole media jumped on this with “Haughty” etc. Sam Cunningham went his usual extra mile with a Trump comparison.
Now anyone who knows the club knows them for extreme restraint, but no one bothered to see what was the reason for the change. With a vast majority of the media having decided on City’s guilt I guess they were out buying nails for the coffin.
It turns out Mr Leterme, the former Belgian PM has an interesting past..interesting recent past. Till last August he was the head of LIFE, an inter governmental agency, based in Sweden, it’s established to promote democracy across the world, a position he has held since 2014
Turns out that last year, due to certain complaints LIFE asked KPMG to investigate Leterme, on charges raised by anonymous employees. And guess what happened? Due to conclusive findings (allegedly 🙄) he was let go by IDEA for preferential treatment, discrimination and harassment
This matter is well covered by the Belgian media..for example.(Google translate makes it strange but understandable). This one has a claim of “bullying”
While this may or may not have any bearing on the investigation into Manchester City, I’m a bit shocked that not one English,/International media has picked this up or did it not fit their narrative?
(Thanks to the unnamed City fan who pointed me in this direction)
I stand corrected, the media has looked into Leterme critically and found out that he likes raising goats (he has two called Trudy and Vicky)