Legal Updates

Unfairness and Impairments

Q. Is the way a remote hearing conducted unfair if it fails to take account of the effects of a person’s impairments? A. Possibly, according to Upper Tribunal Judge Ward in TC and BW v LB Islington [2021] UKUT 196 (AAC) The appellants, TC and BW, are the parents of B....

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Learning Difficulty Research

Do different learning difficulties correspond to specific regions of the brain? No, according to a team of scientists at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge. Nearly a third of children and young people have a learning difficulty which...

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Do Parents Matter?

Q. Are the views of parents and young people relevant when deciding what should appear in an Education, Health and Care plan (EHCp)? A. Yes! This was emphasised, yet again, in the recent case of NE and DE v Southampton City Council (SEN) [2019] . Granted this is also...

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Normal Day-to- day Activities

The employment case of The Chief Constable of Norfolk v Lisa Coffey was recently heard by the Court of Appeal, the latest stop in its route from the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal. The appeal was dismissed. Lisa Coffey, is a police officer in the...

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Logjam in the Employment Tribunal

It is reasonable to assume that anyone who has recently come in contact with the First-tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability) will be aware of the backlog which is routinely causing delays in getting cases heard.  These difficulties are being caused...

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Dismissal and Evangelising

Kuteh v Dartford And Gravesham NHS Trust [2019] EWCA Civ 818 is a reminder that although s10 The Equality Act 2010 protects religion and belief, this doesn’t mean that an employee who defies their employers instructions and evangelises is not immune from dismissal....

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