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School Fee Recovery - New Pre-action Protocol for Debt Claims

Monday, 09 October 2017

A new Pre-action Protocol for Debt Claims came into force on 1 October 2017.

School Fee Recovery - New Pre-action Protocol for Debt Claims

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Employment Update - An Overview of the Latest Key Issues

Monday, 09 October 2017

The summer period has been a particularly busy time for employment law. The key themes keeping the Employment Tribunals busy have included worker status, whistleblowing and discrimination.

Employment Law

Articles & Blogs Charities Independent Schools

New Memorandum of Understanding Between DfE and Charity Commission - What's Changing?

Monday, 09 October 2017

A new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Charity Commission and the Department for Education is now available.

Education Law

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

New Edition of Charity Governance Code - What Do Schools Need to Know?

Monday, 09 October 2017

The Charity Governance Code has been with us for over a decade and as of July, is now in its third edition. The code is sector, rather than regulator generated, but it has the regulator's endorsement.

Charity Law

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Independent Schools

Five Key Risks Around GDPR Compliance

Monday, 09 October 2017

Following the volume of news and commentary surrounding the impending introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018, it should come as no surprise that the pressure is now on schools to ensure they are prepared in time.

Data Protection

Independent Schools

Getting the Most of New Staff - Why Selecting the Best Candidate is Just the Start

Friday, 06 October 2017

Schools expend significant time and expense in recruiting new staff. Finding an employee who brings the required skills and experience and who you believe will fit in well to your organisation is a great start.

Getting the Most of New Staff - Why Selecting the Best Candidate is Just the Start

Articles & Blogs Debt Recovery Independent Schools

New Pre-action Protocol for Debt Claims - What Can You Do to Prepare?

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

A new Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims comes into force on 1 October 2017.

New Pre-action Protocol for Debt Claims - What Can You Do to Prepare?

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

How to Deal with Unreasonable Complaints

Friday, 25 August 2017

Your internal complaints procedure is integral to the monitoring and regulation of educational standards in English schools.

How to Deal with Unreasonable Complaints

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

What's Next for Independent Schools?

Friday, 28 July 2017

When you read this, the 2017 general election will be a distant memory. Editorial deadlines, however, dictate that I write this with one week to go.

What's Next for Independent Schools?

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property Independent Schools

Assured Shorthold Tenancies for Schools - What You Need to Consider

Monday, 03 July 2017

Changes to the law in October 2015 apply to Assured Shorthold Tenancies (ASTs), which often affect employees living on site.

Assured Shorthold Tenancies for Schools - What You Need to Consider

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Giving Child Abuse the Red Card - Changing Attitudes to Safeguarding in Sport

Sunday, 02 July 2017

The recent media attention surrounding historic child abuse in football has brought safeguarding in sport into the spotlight, but what does this mean for your school?

Giving Child Abuse the Red Card - Changing Attitudes to Safeguarding in Sport

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Data Protection Concerns for Schools

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Here we provide an update on some of the data protection related issues we have been advising on recently.

Data Protection Concerns for Schools

Articles & Blogs Employment Independent Schools

Should Employees Get Paid While Sleeping on the Job?

Friday, 23 June 2017

Are workers who are required to sleep in a particular location entitled to be paid the national minimum wage while they are asleep?

Should Employees Get Paid While Sleeping on the Job?

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property Independent Schools

Capital Projects and Letters of Intent - the Risks to Avoid

Friday, 23 June 2017

What should you be doing to make the construction process as smooth and timely as possible?

Capital Projects and Letters of Intent - the Risks to Avoid

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Dealing with the Immediate Aftermath of a Terrorist Incident

Thursday, 22 June 2017

The experiences of the pupils from St John's & St Francis Church School in Bridgwater, who were on a trip to the Houses of Parliament during the Westminster attack, and the more recent terrorist attacks in Manchester and London...

Dealing with the Immediate Aftermath of a Terrorist Incident