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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.

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Subject Access Requests - Disclosing Too Much Information Can Lead to a Fine

Thursday, 15 September 2016

The Information Commissioner's Office, or ICO, (the data protection regulator) has recently fined a GP surgery in Hertfordshire £40,000, for disclosing too much information when responding to a subject access request (SAR).


Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Rise in Claims Against Schools - what can you do to manage the risks?

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Independent schools are not immune from the growth of the 'consumer culture' and are seeing an increase in complaints and claims as a result.


Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Reform of the Tax Rules Concerning Termination Payments - what is changing?

Thursday, 15 September 2016

The government has recently published its response to the consultation regarding the treatment of income tax and National Insurance contributions on termination payments


Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Regulatory Compliance - 5 Latest Developments You Need to Know About

Thursday, 15 September 2016

As usual, it seems to have been a busy summer for regulatory compliance change. In this article we summarise the headlines.


Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Schools that Work for Everyone - strategic threat or opportunity?

Thursday, 15 September 2016

The government launched its latest consultation on education reform on Monday 12 September, with wide-ranging proposals for change across schools and universities.


Articles & Blogs Charities

Safeguarding - What Charities Should Know

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Safeguarding duties affect a broad range of charities - make sure you know what your duties are


Articles & Blogs Charities

Charity News Speed-Read

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Bite-sized charity news, including public warnings and the new fundraising regulator


Articles & Blogs Charities

Useful Lessons from the Charity Commission

Thursday, 15 September 2016

We reveal lessons from recent reports, including the importance of financial resilience and careful management of conflicts of interests, and an almshouse charity successfully updating its governing document by scheme


Articles & Blogs Charities

Social Investment - New Power or Trap for the Unwary?

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Why charities need to understand what a social investment looks like


Articles & Blogs Charities

Useful Reminder on Annual Leave Entitlement and Periods of Sickness

Thursday, 15 September 2016

What happens if a worker is unable to use their annual leave owing to sick leave?


Articles & Blogs Employment

Closing the Gender Pay Gap in the Public Sector - Consultation Launched

Friday, 26 August 2016

Gender pay gap reporting is being introduced for the private and voluntary sectors.


Articles & Blogs Employment

New Apprenticeship System - are you aware of the changes?

Friday, 26 August 2016

The government want to encourage more and better quality apprenticeships with a view to boosting the skills of the workforce and economic productivity.


Articles & Blogs Employment

I Don’t want your Job, I want Compensation for Discrimination

Friday, 26 August 2016

Does a job applicant whose intention is to seek compensation for discrimination, rather than to actually get the job, fall within the scope of the Equal Treatment Directive and related Framework Directive (the Directives)?


Articles & Blogs Employment

Complex and Frequently Manipulated - Reform of the Tax Rules Concerning Termination Payments

Friday, 19 August 2016

On 10 August 2016, the government published its response to the recent consultation regarding income tax and the National Insurance contributions (NIC) treatment of termination payments.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Publication of Final Gender Pay Gap Regulations Delayed

Friday, 19 August 2016

The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Information) Regulations 2016 (the Regulations) were expected to be published this summer and come into force on 1 October 2016.