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

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs

Directing Off-Site Education - Getting it Right

Thursday, 17 March 2016

A recent High Court decision provides a timely reminder to Principals and Governors to provide thorough information to parents and continually review the arrangements for off-site provision.


Articles & Blogs Family Business

Five Things Your Family Business Should Look Out for When Negotiating A New Commercial Lease

Tuesday, 05 January 2016

As the needs of your family business and the market change and develop, you may find that you need to consider leasing new premises or extending and/or renegotiating the term of your existing lease.


Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family Private Client

Going through a divorce?

Monday, 04 January 2016

There are many things to consider when going through a divorce. Apart from the obvious emotional impact, you will be faced with changes to your living arrangements and finances.


Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Rental values in Central London are booming, but can the supply keep up with the demand?

Friday, 27 November 2015

High demand and limited availability saw growth rise 1.1% in October alone. Rent prices certainly aren't putting companies off.


Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Public Benefit - Updated Guidance

Thursday, 12 November 2015

The Charity Commission has updated its guidance 'Charging for services: illustrative examples of benefits for the poor', which describes how trustees of fee-charging educational charities can ensure they run their charities for the public benefit.


Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Pension Ombudsmen - No Maladministration in Conditional Enhanced Pension Offer

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

The Pension Ombudsmen has held that it was not maladministration for a Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) employer to make an offer for an enhanced pension conditional on the employee...


Articles & Blogs Charities Employment

Collective Consultation Obligation Triggered Upon Provisional Decision to Close School

Friday, 03 July 2015

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) dismissed a school's appeal, against a 90 day protective award for each employee where no consultation took place over the closure of the school and the school was not aware of its consultation obligations.


Articles & Blogs Aerospace & Defence

Is your business and the supply chain slavery free? Why your Customers want to Know

Thursday, 04 August 2016

Companies must now confirm that slavery does not exist in their businesses and supply chains, under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Large commercial organisations which supply goods or services and with a turnover


Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

NHS England Announces Fast Track Funding for NHS Patients to Receive Innovations Faster

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

NHS England's Chief Executive, Simon Stevens, has announced a new programme to create a fast track for innovative medical devices so that patients can get access to innovations faster.


Articles & Blogs Recruitment

Call for Evidence Launched on Non-Compete Clauses

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

The government has launched a call for evidence asking for views on the impact and use of non-compete clauses to consider whether action is needed to restrict their use to ensure the UK's labour market is competitive, flexible and effective.


Articles & Blogs Further Education

Mergers and Collaborations - the Key HR Issues

Friday, 08 April 2016

The current area reviews are likely to result in many colleges considering ways of working more closely together.


Articles & Blogs Higher Education

BUFDG annual conference 2016 - leading finance for high performance

Tuesday, 05 April 2016

The conference season has well and truly started with this year's BUFDG conference generously hosted by the University of Lincoln in the early Spring.

BUFDG annual conference 2016 - leading finance for high performance

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs

Children Missing Education - When You Must Report

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Further changes to schools' safeguarding arrangements are on the horizon.


Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Green Paper - Proposed Deregulation of Higher Education Corporations

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

The Green Paper published by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills in November 2015 sets out proposals to significantly reform the higher education sector in a number of ways.

Green Paper - Proposed Deregulation of Higher Education Corporations

Articles & Blogs Charities

Proposals to Extend Freedom of Information to Charities

Thursday, 04 February 2016

On 19 January 2016, Liberal Democrat chief whip Tom Brake MP introduced the Freedom of Information (Public Interest and Transparency) Bill 2015-16 (the Bill) to Parliament.