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Does the experience and training of a disciplinary officer matter? Yes it does.

In Thomas v Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust the EAT held that a dismissal was procedurally unfair due to the fact that the chair of the disciplinary panel had no experience or training in conducting disciplinary hearings. The EAT found that this lack of experience led to the disciplinary panel misapplying the disciplinary procedure making the dismissal also substantively unfair.

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BPE Welcomes New Trainees

Gloucestershire based law firm BPE Solicitors has recently welcomed three new trainee solicitors to its Cheltenham Head Office.

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Do I have to demonstrate good faith?

A number of countries, particularly our fellow EU member states, have a statutory duty of good faith, meaning any party that enters into a contract must act dutifully and in good faith towards all other parties to that contract. For example, the German Civil Code states that every contracting party “has a duty to perform according to the requirements of good faith, taking customary practice into consideration”.

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