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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.

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Can We Begin to Reopen Our Sports or Arts Facilities for Commercial Lettings?

Wednesday, 02 June 2021

We are aware that many schools have suffered financial losses under commercial lettings arrangements, whether with regards to the hire of music or drama facilities or, in most cases, sports and/or leisure facilities.

Can We Begin to Reopen Our Sports or Arts Facilities for Commercial Lettings?

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Extra-Curricular Activities and Hiring School Premises to Third Parties

Wednesday, 02 June 2021

Schools are permitted to work with external coaches, clubs and organisations for both curricular and extra-curricular activities if they are satisfied that it is safe to do so.

Extra-Curricular Activities and Hiring School Premises to Third Parties

Articles & Blogs Academies & MATs

What Sports Can Schools Now Offer and to Whom?

Wednesday, 02 June 2021

It is a truth universally acknowledged that physical activity supports pupils' physical and mental health and wellbeing, and schools are encouraged to incorporate a return of physical education into its curriculum.

What Sports Can Schools Now Offer and to Whom?

Articles & Blogs Academies & MATs

Remote Learning FAQs for Academies

Tuesday, 01 June 2021

We answer to some of your most frequently asked questions surrounding remote learning.

Remote Learning FAQs for Academies

Articles & Blogs Academies & MATs

Education, Health and Care Plans FAQs for Academies & MATs

Tuesday, 01 June 2021

We answer some of our most frequently asked questions surrounding Education Health and Care Plans.

Education, Health and Care Plans FAQs for Academies & MATs

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Attendance FAQs for Academies

Tuesday, 01 June 2021

We answer to some of your most frequently asked questions regarding school attendance.

Attendance FAQs for Academies

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

MHRA Project Prioritises Patient Involvement in New Clinical Trial Applications

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has launched a pioneering new pilot which seeks to make patient involvement in clinical trials a priority.

MHRA Project Prioritises Patient Involvement In New Clinical Trial Applications

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment Immigration

Withdrawal of COVID-19 Right to Work Checking Concession from 17 May 2021

Friday, 30 April 2021

On 30 March 2020, the Government introduced temporary changes to the way in which employers can carry out right to work checks. However, it has now been announced that those temporary arrangements will end on 16 May 2021.

Withdrawal of COVID-19 Right to Work Checking Concession from 17 May 2021

Articles & Blogs Employment

When Is Employee Re-Engagement Considered Impracticable?

Friday, 30 April 2021

In the case of Kelly v GA European Tour (2021), the Court of Appeal has held that if an employer had a genuine and rational belief that a dismissed employee would be incapable of fulfilling the role, this could make re-engagement impracticable.

When Is Employee Re-Engagement Considered Impracticable?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Employee Was Not Automatically Unfairly Dismissed After Refusing to Return to Work Over COVID-19 Concerns

Friday, 30 April 2021

In a recent case, an Employment Tribunal ruled that an employee who refused to return to work until the first coronavirus lockdown had eased, because he feared infecting his two young children with the virus, was not automatically unfairly dismissed.

Employee Was Not Automatically Unfairly Dismissed After Refusing to Return to Work Over COVID-19 Concerns

Articles & Blogs Academies & MATs Employment

Employment Rates Round-up - What Academies and Schools Need to Know

Friday, 23 April 2021

April brings the annual increase to rates and limits such as compensation limits, National Living Wage, and more. We've set out the changes academies and schools need to know.

Employment Rates Round-up - What Academies and Schools Need to Know

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'Everyone's Invited' FAQs - Reporting to the ESFA

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

The recent publication of 'Everyone's Invited' has raised many questions for academies and schools. In this article, we answer some common questions on reporting serious incidents to the ESFA.

'Everyone's Invited' FAQs - Reporting to the ESFA

Articles & Blogs Academies & MATs Data Protection Information Law

Cyber Security in the Education Sector

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has recently issued an alert to the education sector regarding the increase in targeted cyber-attacks.

Cyber Security in the Education Sector