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Higher Education bulletin

Published: 25 April 2017
Sector: Education

Higher Education Bulletin - April 2017

Welcome to our latest Higher Education Bulletin!

In this month's edition:

The hidden menace – indirect discrimination
A reminder of the key principles of indirect discrimination following a recent Supreme Court decision

A reminder to be careful when dealing with clauses which exclude liability
A recent case which found a clause excluding liability to be reasonable despite the fact that it sought to exclude liability for death and personal injury 

Accountability for public bodies: preventing abuses of power
A discussion on the duty to give reasons for decisions with reference to two planning cases 

Focus on indirect discrimination
The Supreme Court explains that a blanket test for promotion could be considered discriminatory

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