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Employment Case Round-Up - How Three Cases Impact on Higher Education Institutions

Thursday, 09 September 2021

Following a recent flurry of cases arising out of coronavirus (COVID-19) and the resulting impact on employment, we review three notable cases and what they could mean for the higher education sector.

Employment Case Round-Up - How Three Cases Impact on Higher Education Institutions

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Q&A - Higher Education Institutions As Beneficiaries in Estate Administration

Thursday, 09 September 2021

Continuing with our 'Q&A' series of articles, our Legacy Protection team's focus this time turns to higher education institutions as beneficiaries of an estate and in particular the early days of estate administration.

Q&A - Higher Education Institutions As Beneficiaries in Estate Administration

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Can Universities Require Employees to Be Based in the UK?

Thursday, 09 September 2021

One of the many new issues the COVID-19 pandemic has presented for the HR community in higher education is the question of whether they can require employees to be based in the UK.

Can Universities Require Employees to Be Based in the UK?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

UK University Guidance - When Will Your Research Collaborations and Spin-Outs Be Subject to a National Security Assessment?

Thursday, 29 July 2021

On 20 July 2021, vice-chancellors, technology transfer offices and admissions and development officers throughout Britain were reminded that university operations and transactions could have national security implications.

UK University Guidance - When Will Your Research Collaborations and Spin-Outs Be Subject to a National Security Assessment?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education Private Client

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?

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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