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Government unveils controversial employment tribunal reforms
The Government has a shake-up of the system, designed to cut the number of claims being pursued through employment tribunals CPD Webinars

Unlawful restraint "contributed to death of boy in custody"
An inquest jury has blamed unlawful restraint methods for contributing to the youngest death in custody in Britain for more than a century and concluded there had been a serious system failure at the detention centre. The Guardian

Legal executive numbers grow
The ranks of legal executives are set to swell, as the number of people sitting ILEX exams climbed 40% in 2010. Law Gazette

Animal rights campaigner claims he was sacked for his views on fox hunting
An animal rights campaigner yesterday brought a landmark legal challenge claiming he was sacked from working at a garden centre because of his views on fox hunting. The Telegraph

Man in fatal Time Team joust "wore unsuitable helmet"
A man who died after a jousting re-enactment for a TV show was wearing an unsuitable helmet, a coroner has ruled. BBC News

Lord Goldsmith got taxpayer help for Iraq war inquiry legal advice
The former attorney general Lord Goldsmith has received legal advice from public funds to help him prepare his evidence tomorrow to the Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war, according to the Guardian. The Guardian