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.
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.
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.
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.
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?