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Inheritance Act Claims - FAQs for Universities

Monday, 12 July 2021

Our Legacy Protection team answer some of our most frequently asked questions surrounding Inheritance Act claims and their impact on higher education institutions (HEIs).

Inheritance Act Claims - FAQs for Universities

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Higher Education Governance - Breaking the Mould

Monday, 12 July 2021

The 2016 white paper, Success as a Knowledge Economy set out ambitious plans for the expansion of the UK higher education sector to "make it quicker and easier for new high quality challenger institutions to enter the market and award their own degrees".

Higher Education Governance - Breaking the Mould

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Freedom of Speech, Academic Freedom and the Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill

Monday, 12 July 2021

The Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill (the Bill) is making its way through Parliament and looks set to strengthen and extend existing legislation on freedom of speech and academic freedom in the HE sector.

Freedom of Speech, Academic Freedom and the Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill

Articles & Blogs Higher Education Procurement

Direct Awards of PPE Contracts - What Lessons Can Be Learnt?

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Following the recent National Audit Office (NAO) report and challenge by the Good Law Project into government procurement during coronavirus, we discuss the pitfalls of direct awards and the key lessons for higher education institutions.

Direct Awards of PPE Contracts - What Lessons Can Be Learnt?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Higher Education

Can Higher Education Institutions Make Coronavirus Testing Mandatory?

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

With the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions across the UK, many students have or will be returning to university campuses, with COVID-19 testing likely to form an integral part of university procedures.

Can Higher Education Institutions Make Coronavirus Testing Mandatory?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Wills, Wheels & Automobiles - The Perils of Badly Drafted Legacies For Higher Education Institutions

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

We recognise that securing legacy income is important for higher education institutions as charities and can be complex. Did you know that we have recently launched our specialist Legacy Protection Team?

Wills, Wheels & Automobiles - The Perils of Badly Drafted Legacies For Higher Education Institutions

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

How Can Universities Manage Their Money Laundering Risk?

Monday, 17 May 2021

Many universities face the risk that they are facilitating money laundering when receiving cash payments for student fees.

How Can Universities Manage Their Money Laundering Risk?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Trade Union Congress - Findings on the Implementation of COVID-19 Rules in the Workplace

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has published a survey for 2020/21 involving more than 2,100 workplace safety representatives to understand and support safety representatives at work.

Trade Union Congress - Findings on the Implementation of COVID-19 Rules in the Workplace

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Everyone's Invited - Harassment and Sexual Misconduct in Higher Education

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Everyone's Invited is a movement and an online platform for individuals to share anonymous testimonies of sexual assault, sexual abuse, harassment and misogyny.

Everyone's Invited - Harassment and Sexual Misconduct in Higher Education

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Student Complaints Arising from the Pandemic

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

On 2 March 2021, the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA) published its latest set of case summaries designed to demonstrate its approach to student complaints arising from the pandemic.

Student Complaints Arising from the Pandemic

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Higher Education

Advice to Universities Considering Early Termination of Contracts

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Due to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) and the uncertainty created for the supply of services to Universities, we have recently been working with a number of clients on termination clauses within their contracts.

Advice to Universities Considering Early Termination of Contracts

Articles & Blogs Brexit Higher Education

The End of the Brexit Transition Period - Reminders for University HR Teams

Thursday, 18 February 2021

The post-Brexit transition period came to an end at 11pm on 31 December 2020. At virtually the 11th hour a Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) was reached between the UK and EU. But what does this all mean for employment and immigration law in the UK?

The End of the Brexit Transition Period - Reminders for University HR Teams

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Students Fees – Where Are We Now?

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Few people disagree with the idea that a consumer should not be required to pay for something they are unable to access or use. Yet thousands of students in higher education find themselves doing so to some extent in terms of accommodation and tuition.

Students Fees – Where Are We Now?

Articles & Blogs Brexit Charities Higher Education Procurement Public Sector

The Future of Subsidy Control - Consultation Now Out

Wednesday, 03 February 2021

Since 1 January, the rules that apply to central and local government and other public funded bodies, such as universities, which prevent the grant of subsidies have been in a state of flux.

The Future of Subsidy Control - Consultation Now Out

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Blackbaud Data Hack - Key Issues for Higher Education Institutions to Consider

Monday, 11 January 2021

Universities rely on online providers for services relating to personal data now more than ever.

Blackbaud Data Hack - Key Issues for Higher Education Institutions to Consider