The following Local Government practice note Produced in partnership with Nicholas Hancox of Nicholas Hancox Solicitors and Katie Michelon of Browne Jacobson provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
Under the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017, SI 2017/353, particular duties are imposed on public authorities with education functions. These authorities are required to publish information to demonstrate their compliance with the public sector equality duty under section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010). This is due at yearly intervals. See Practice Notes: Specific public sector equality duties—England and Specific public sector equality duties—Wales. The public authorities in question include:
a county council or district council in England
the governing body of an educational establishment maintained by an English local authority (within the meaning of section 162 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 (EIA 2006))
a local authority with respect to the pupil referral units it establishes and maintains by virtue of section 19 of the Education Act 1996 (EA 1996)
the proprietor of a City Technology College, City College for Technology or the Arts, or an Academy. (This includes the proprietor of a Free School)
Discrimination under EqA 2010 can be direct (under EqA 2010, s 13) or indirect (under EqA 2010, s 19), harassment is also prohibited (in EqA 2010, s 26) and victimisation (in EqA 2010, s 27). But the ways in which discrimination, harassment and victimisation might become illegal depend quite often on the type of protected characteristic
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This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the court in which your matter is proceeding, you may also need to be mindful of additional provisions—see further below.You should also consider if the proceedings will be
What is a res judicata?A res judicata is a decision given by a judge or tribunal with jurisdiction over the cause of action and the parties, which disposes, with finality, of a matter decided so that it cannot be re-litigated by those bound by the judgment, except on appeal.Final judgments by
There may be times when, rather than assigning the benefit of an agreement to a third party, the original parties wish instead to end their obligations to each other under that agreement and, in effect, recreate it, with the third party stepping into the shoes of one of the original parties. This is
For guidance on the basic features of the doctrine of estoppel and the different classifications it has been subject to, see Practice Note: Estoppel—what, when and how to plead and related content.Promissory estoppel—what is it?Where A has, by words or conduct, made to B a clear and unequivocal
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