Expert witnesses – fit for purpose?

That is the question being posed by this year’s Expert Witness Conference. I am delighted to be involved with the Institute as a Governor and an active member of their Events & Marketing Committee. Their annual event is held in London and this year takes place on Thursday, 25 September. Expert witnesses, solicitors and barristers…
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Asbestos in Schools – the need for urgent action

The Department for Education (DfE) has launched its policy review on the asbestos management in schools. The consultation closing date is 31st March. The review calls for evidence from all organisations and individuals with an interest in the issue. This includes local authorities, schools, teachers, support staff, governors, unions, parents, epidemiologists, scientists, risk experts, asbestos…
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Civil Nuclear Constabulary found guilty of sex discrimination against two Firearm Officers

An Employment Tribunal has found the Civil Nuclear Constabulary guilty of discrimination against two of its female Authorised Firearm Officers (AFOs) in the provision of suitable firearms and safety equipment. Victoria Wheatley and Rachael Giles are officers based in two different installations, who complained separately of sex discrimination at regular mandatory test shoots.