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Clarke Willmott expands risk and compliance team to support growth of firm

Clarke Willmott has expanded its risk and compliance team with the appointment of three new starters. Natalie Maloney joins in a newly created role as Head of Onboarding, Susan Richardson joins as Best Practice Manager and Charlotte Murray-Kohter has been appointed Risk Solicitor in an expansion aiming to support the...

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Calling someone ‘bald’ amounts to sexual harassment

An Employment Tribunal has found that an employee was subjected to sexual harassment when a manager made a comment about his baldness. Mr Finn was an employee of the British Bung Company from 22 September 1997 until 25 May 2021 and was employed as an electrician. Mr Finn had an...

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Victimisation: the right not to remain silent

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently considered the case of Warburton v Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police and outlined the proper test to determine whether a person has been victimised at work. Mr Warburton brought a victimisation claim against Northamptonshire Police after an offer of employment was withdrawn due to,...

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Clarke Willmott represents Claimant in successful landmark decision on the illegality defence

In the early morning of 10 February 2019, Alexander Lewis-Ranwell was released from custody at Barnstaple Police Station whilst acutely psychotic. That day, he went on to kill three innocent men, who he delusionally believed were endangering the lives of young women. A jury found that Alexander was not guilty...

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Social Housing Newsletter

Spring 2022 Welcome to the Spring edition of our social housing newsletter! Our social housing team continues to expand, and in this edition, we are delighted to welcome Jessica Hayward, Solicitor, to our commercial property team, as well as Alina Hussain, Solicitor, and Robyn Boyden, Paralegal, who both join our...

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Self-taught artist to auction Maro Itoje painting at flagship rugby event

A portrait of England rugby star Maro Itoje is set to be auctioned at a flagship players’ event later this month – created by a self-taught Bristol artist who took up painting during lockdown. Martin Palmer’s oil and gold spray paint work will go up for sale at the Rugby...

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It’s not too late to contribute to the Government’s brain injury strategy

In December 2021, following good work and lobbying by various charities, including Headway, The Disabilities Trust, The Child Brain Injuries Trust, The Children’s Trust and UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum, the Government announced a plan to develop a vital and long overdue national strategy for acquired brain injury (ABI), and...

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Police support bereaved families to reduce road deaths

We know that five people die, and more than 60 sustain serious injuries on average every day on the UK’s roads. In an attempt to tackle this tragic situation, a number of Police Forces have come together with bereaved families in a campaign taking place between 16th and 22nd May....

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Divorce and narcissism: the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial

Divorce lawyer Adam Maguire, looks at the ongoing Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial and how narcissism can make divorce difficult. The libel trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is dominating news headlines and dividing Hollywood. It has been reported that an American radio host has branded Johnny Depp...

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See the hidden me – Action for Brain Injury Week 2022

The 16 to 22 May 2022 is “Action for Brain Injury Week” – a vitally important time where Headway, the Brain Injury Association look to raise awareness about the issues faced by brain injury survivors. This year the theme is “See the hidden me” – designed to raise awareness of...

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