Archive | September, 2014

Education Law: Court of Appeal rules on eligibility for student loans

In R (Tigere) v Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills and The Student Loan Company [2014] EWHC 2452, where Mr Justice Hayden found that the policy for eligibility for student loans was unlawful. The Court of Appeal has overturned that decision  concluded that the Secretary of State was justified in promoting the bright line rule […]

Continue Reading

How do Employers avoid work related stress claims from Staff?

The HSE defines ‘work-related stress’ as ‘the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressure or other types of demand placed on them’.   It is estimated by the Executive that work-related stress affected a total of 428,000 people pa contributing to the loss of 10.4 million working days. The employee may seek to establish a […]

Continue Reading

Guidance for Court of Protection where pregnant women may lack mental capacity

NHS Trust v FG In NHS Trust & Others v FG [2014] EWCOP 30 Mr Justice Keehan stated the  steps to be taken when a local authority and/or medical professionals are concerned about and dealing with a pregnant woman who has mental health problems and potentially lacks capacity to litigate and to make decisions about […]

Continue Reading