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What now for public sector office buildings?

With the move to working from home, what will become of public sector office buildings? Amy Entwistle looks at the position in Scotland. Read more
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October 05, 2021

Browne Jacobson appoints Antoniou as new London Head of Education

Browne Jacobson has appointed Charlotte Antoniou as a partner and the new head of its London education team.
September 28, 2021

Government faces legal challenge from pupil with SEN over “unfair” use of PCR testing in schools

The parents of a 15-year-old pupil with special educational needs and disabilities have instructed lawyers to challenge the lawfulness of government guidance to schools on Covid-19 testing, arguing that it should be urgently revised to enable pupils with…
September 24, 2021

MPs criticise Cabinet Office for failing to enforce code for public appointments in relation to arm's length bodies

The Cabinet Office has “not been enforcing the code for public appointments” in relation to arm’s length bodies (ALBs), the Public Accounts Committee has warned.
September 24, 2021

Council to pay looked after child £10k for loss of suitable education, following Ombudsman investigation

The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames has agreed to pay more than £10,000 to a looked after child after an investigation by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO) found the quality of care he received impacted his education and…


October 07, 2021

Capability and conduct dismissals

Can the Employment Tribunal “go behind' a final written warning? Madeleine Shields reports on a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal ruling.
October 07, 2021

List of issues

Peter Doughty looks at the lessons from a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal judgment around the list of issues.
October 07, 2021

A commentary on the new powers in relation to quashing orders and abolition of the rule in Cart

David Lock QC, David Elvin QC and Richard Drabble QC look at the some of the potential consequences of the Judicial Review and Courts Bill.
September 30, 2021

PFI contract expiry and handover assistance from the IPA

Is the support plan produced by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority one you can work with on PFI contract expiry? Martin Cannon looks at the details.
September 28, 2021

Mandatory off-site schooling

Jonathan Auburn QC examines the impact of the recent decision in CHF & ORS, R (On the Application Of) v Newick Church of England Primary School & Anor [2021] EWCA Civ 613 on the need for and provision of off-site schooling by schools and local authorities.
September 24, 2021

The recovery of tuition fees

Imogen Proud analyses the decision of the High Court in SS Education v CCP Graduate School Ltd to deny the recovery of tuition fees under the Education (Student Support) Regulations 2011.
September 24, 2021

Mandatory off site schooling other than by statutory exclusion

A recent High Court case considered whether schools and local authorities can mandate that a child – against the wishes of the child's parents – must attend off-site education at another school. Jonathan Auburn QC analyses the ruling.
September 23, 2021

Are you ready for UK GDPR 2.0?

Ibrahim Hasan sets out the key points from the Government's consultation on a revamped data protection regime.

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September 23, 2021

Vaccinating 12 to 15 year olds

Stephanie McGarry and Alistair Taylor consider the Government’s updated guidance on Covid-19 vaccination of 12 to 15 year olds.
September 23, 2021

Civil claims in schools

Katherine Langley explores some of the more common types of claim that arise in a school setting to provide insight into the principles that will be considered when civil claims are brought and steps that can be taken by schools when implementing policies and procedures.
September 16, 2021

Public procurement update

Lynsey Oakdene and Kathryn Vickers consider recent decisions on the role of expedited trials in maintaining automatic suspensions and the admissibility of expert evidence; other notable cases; and the government’s newest judicial review reform proposals.
September 16, 2021

Asserting a statutory right

Peter Doughty examines the protection under s.104 Employment Rights 1996 (ERA) afforded to an employee from being dismissed for asserting a statutory right.
September 09, 2021

Education authorities can resist requests for statement in appropriate circumstances

John Roberts explains how an education authority sought to resist an appeal in the Special Educational Needs Tribunal for Wales (‘Tribunal’).
September 02, 2021

Staying away from work because of Covid: a trap for employers?

Hari Menon looks at the problems that arise for employers where an employee stays away from work, pointing to the risks to his health from potentially contracting Covid.
September 02, 2021

Auxiliary aids and reasonable adjustments: a reminder

Charles Pigott considers the lessons of a recent ruling on the third element of the duty to make adjustments.
August 26, 2021

Long COVID: What is it and how should employers deal with it?

Andrew Rayment, Laura McLellan and Kendel Shepherd look at the issues created by Long Covid and set out some practical steps for employers.
August 26, 2021

Forced academisation

Can the Department for Education force schools to academise? Laura Sherratt analyses a recent High Court ruling.
August 19, 2021

Discrimination claims: the burden of proof

The Supreme Court has confirmed that claimants bear the initial burden of proof to establish a prima facie case in discrimination claims. Hilary Larter, Zoë Wigan and Ceri Fuller examine the ruling.
August 05, 2021

Some other substantial reason

Peter Doughty looks at the lessons to be learned from a recent Inner House Court of Session case on 'some other substantial reason'.
July 29, 2021

Duty to provide relevant evidence in Special Educational Needs cases

A recently published Upper Tribunal decision provides guidance as to the duties of the parties to provide relevant evidence to the First-tier Tribunal (“FtT”) in special educational needs cases, writes Holly Littlewood.