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Internationalisation, National Security and Risk – A New Era?

Wednesday, 29 June 2022

The invasion of Ukraine is a stark reminder that national security cannot be taken for granted, even in Europe.

Internationalisation, National Security and Risk – A New Era?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Top Tips for Negotiating Staff Exits

Tuesday, 31 May 2022

Following our recent webinar, Negotiating staff exits - what every university should know, we thought it would be useful to set out our top five tips for dealing with exit negotiations.

Top Tips for Negotiating Staff Exits

Articles & Blogs Employment Higher Education

Disability Discrimination - Lessons to Be Learned from Recent Cases

Thursday, 19 May 2022

In the last two years, multiple cases have provided greater insight into the management of disability issues and the defence of discrimination claims. We look at three such cases and key relevant lessons for HR and management in the HE sector.

Disability Discrimination - Lessons to Be Learned from Recent Cases

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Managing Student Disabilities in Higher Education Institutions

Friday, 08 April 2022

In this article we consider the complexities that make managing student disabilities an ongoing challenge in higher education and changes that can be expected in the months ahead.

Managing Student Disabilities in Higher Education Institutions

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Harassment from Students in Higher Education

Thursday, 07 April 2022

We are seeing an increase in the number of enquiries from HE clients seeking advice on potential injunction proceedings to stop students from harassing staff.

Harassment from Students in Higher Education

Articles & Blogs Employment Higher Education

Changes to Right to Work Checks from 6 April 2022

Tuesday, 22 March 2022

From 6 April 2022 there were important changes to the way universities and other employers conduct right to work checks, as well as the documents employers can accept as evidence that job applicants and employees can work in the UK.

Changes to Right to Work Checks from 6 April 2022

Articles & Blogs Higher Education Procurement

Transforming Procurement - What Can Universities Expect?

Tuesday, 22 February 2022

The Green Paper on Transforming Procurement promises simplification of the procurement rules for universities, as well as generating social value and ensuring value for money.

Transforming Procurement - What Can Universities Expect?

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Higher Education Information Law

Online Safety Bill Makes Its Journey Through to Parliament

Tuesday, 22 February 2022

The use of social media networks and video sharing platforms has exploded over the last decade, resulting in the introduction by the UK Government of the revolutionary Online Safety Bill (OSB).

Online Safety Bill Makes Its Journey Through to Parliament

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Higher Education Information Law

Data Protection - What's New and Upcoming? February 2022 Roundup

Tuesday, 22 February 2022

Over recent years the public has become more aware of data protection rights, and we have seen increased claims for damages. However, two recent cases indicate that, despite the rise in data breach claims, the courts will take a pragmatic approach.

Data Protection - What's New and Upcoming? February 2022 Roundup

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

What Will Be the Biggest Legal Challenges for Universities in 2022?

Friday, 28 January 2022

We explore the possible challenges facing your Higher Education institution this year and how you can be best prepared for them.

What Will Be the Biggest Legal Challenges for Universities in 2022?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Intellectual Property and the AI Revolution - Implications for Higher Education Institutions

Friday, 28 January 2022

There are some complex legal challenges, particularly from an intellectual property perspective, arising from the increased use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the global debate has escalated across governments and academia.

Intellectual Property and the AI Revolution - Implications for Higher Education Institutions

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Conflict of Rights Within the Higher Education Workplace

Friday, 28 January 2022

There are situations where it falls to judges to determine how service providers and employers should balance the rights of competing groups in society.

Conflict of Rights Within the Higher Education Workplace

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Lecture Recordings - A Trap for the Unwary?

Thursday, 25 November 2021

In the wake of the pandemic, with much university teaching being moved online, questions have been raised about the rights of lecturers to determine whether or not their lectures will be recorded and what can be done with such recordings.

Lecture Recordings - A Trap for the Unwary?

Articles & Blogs Corporate Higher Education

The National Security & Investment Act 2021: 10 Things UK Universities Must Do Now to Prepare

Wednesday, 27 October 2021

If you transfer a business entity or asset in one of 17 sensitive areas, you may be subject to a government review.

The National Security & Investment Act 2021:  10 Things UK Universities Must Do Now to Prepare

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Higher Education

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