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Browse our law briefs and blogs, aimed at addressing the practical implications of the latest legal developments affecting you and your organisation

Blogs Higher Education

Failing to Prevent Tax Evasion in Higher Education

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

The new corporate criminal offence for failing to prevent tax evasion in Higher Education

Failing to Prevent Tax Evasion in Higher Education

Academies & MATs Blogs

Reminder to Report Serious Incidents as New Charity Commission Guidance Is Published

Friday, 13 October 2017

Academy Trusts should be aware of their duty under their funding agreements to comply with charity law and Charity Commission guidance.

Reminder to Report Serious Incidents as New Charity Commission Guidance Is Published

Academies & MATs Blogs

Does Your Academy Trust Prevent Staff and Governors from Using Their Personal Email Addresses?

Friday, 13 October 2017

This is a data protection issue which is not often appreciated by academy trusts.

Does Your Academy Trust Prevent Staff and Governors from Using Their Personal Email Addresses?

Academies & MATs Blogs

Transitions Between Year 12 and 13 - Are Your Practices Lawful?

Friday, 13 October 2017

You may be aware of the recent news articles about a group of parents who brought judicial review proceedings against a school that did not permit pupils to continue into Year 13 when their academic performance failed to meet the required standard.


Academies & MATs Blogs

Five Key Risks Around GDPR Compliance

Friday, 13 October 2017

Following the volume of news and commentary surrounding the impending introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018, it should come as no surprise that the pressure is now on academy trusts to ensure they are prepared in time.

Five Key Risks Around GDPR Compliance

Academies & MATs Blogs

Are You Complying with the New Academies Financial Handbook?

Friday, 13 October 2017

In the new academies financial handbook, which applies from 1 September 2017, Lord Nash emphasises the importance of boards reviewing and refreshing their skills and knowledge, particularly if their trust is in transition.

Are You Complying with the New Academies Financial Handbook?

Blogs Employment

Can a Disciplinary Investigation Ever Be too Thorough?

Friday, 13 October 2017

A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision found that including information about past incidents of poor performance in an investigation report will not necessarily render a decision to dismiss for gross misconduct unfair.

Can a Disciplinary Investigation Ever Be too Thorough?

Blogs Employment

What Can Employers Learn from the Collapse of Monarch?

Friday, 13 October 2017

The Unite union is launching legal action on behalf of more than 1,800 staff who were made redundant as a result of the collapse of the airline company, Monarch.

What Can Employers Learn from the Collapse of Monarch?

Blogs Employment

Survey Highlights Scale of Tier 2 Sponsor Compliance Failings - Are Your Sponsored Overseas Workers at Risk?

Friday, 13 October 2017

Immigration compliance can be a complex issue for many employers, particularly those holding a Tier 2 licence in order to sponsor skilled workers from overseas.

Survey Highlights Scale of Tier 2 Sponsor Compliance Failings - Are Your Sponsored Overseas Workers at Risk?

Blogs Employment Healthcare

Short Extension to Window for Healthcare Employers to Deal with Minimum Wage for Sleep-In Staff

Friday, 13 October 2017

The government has announced that it will continue to suspend the enforcement of national minimum wage in respect of sleep-in shifts for healthcare providers.

Short Extension to Window for Healthcare Employers to Deal with Minimum Wage for Sleep-In Staff

Conveyancing Blogs

Watford Landlords and Tenants - Are Your Service Charges Reasonable?

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Whether you are a tenant or landlord, it is in your interest that your block of flats is well maintained and insured. Usually the landlord carries out these tasks.

Watford Landlords and Tenants - Are Your Service Charges Reasonable?

Blogs Brexit

Brexit Contract Issues - Choosing a Jurisdiction to Decide Disputes

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Sue Malthouse - one of our London based IT and Commercial Partners, discusses a current concern in drafting commercial contracts whilst the terms of Brexit remain unclear - where will any dispute be decided?

Brexit Contract Issues - Choosing a Jurisdiction to Decide Disputes

Blogs Charities

Recent Developments on Fundraising Regulation

Monday, 09 October 2017

As fundraising regulation remains in the news, we recap on recent developments.

Recent Developments on Fundraising Regulation

Blogs Charities

Charity News Speed Read

Monday, 09 October 2017

We summarise the key news updates from the past three months.

Charity News Speed Read

Blogs Charities

Charity Commission Criticises Under-Reporting of Serious Incidents as it Publishes New Guidance

Monday, 09 October 2017

New guidance underlines the importance of reporting serious incidents to the Charity Commission.

Charity Commission Criticises Under-Reporting of Serious Incidents as it Publishes New Guidance