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Places of learning

What is it like to work as an in-house solicitor in Higher Education? Sam McGinty reflects on the transition between local government and higher education and why he loves his job. Read more
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  NEWS

January 17, 2020

Ombudsman reminds councils of their foster carer school transport duties

Councils across England are being reminded about the financial support they must provide to foster carers’ school transport expenses following an investigation by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman into Wolverhampton council.
January 17, 2020

Ombudsman issues further report after Medway council fails to implement Ombudsman's recommendations

The Local Government Ombudsman has issued a rare further report stating their recommendations were not implemented by Medway Council and the correct process to disagree with the recommendations was not followed.
January 16, 2020

Public sector focused barristers well represented in 2019 silk round

The appointment of 114 new Queen’s Counsel was announced today with a record number of successful BAME applicants and a significant number of Court of Protection and Child Protection Lawyers taking silk.
January 14, 2020

Council to undertake full audit of education provision, pay out £17,500 after Ombudsman finds multiple failures in SEN support

The London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames has agreed to carry out a full audit of its education provision and pay £17,500 to three families after the Local Government Ombudsman strongly criticised the council’s children’s service provider, Achieving for…

  FEATURES AND ANALYSIS

January 10, 2020

Tackling unregistered schools

Ambiguities in the legislation present problems for local authorities seeking to deal with "illegal schools", write Alice Mennell and Graham Burns.
January 10, 2020

Neurodiversity in the workplace: hidden disabilities

Mark Radford looks at recent cases on hidden disabilities and outlines some steps employers can take when dealing with neuro-diverse employees.
January 10, 2020

Placement of looked after English children in Scotland

Justin Gray provides an analysis of the current law on placement of looked after English children in Scotland that will be of interest to child care lawyers and solicitors, including those acting for local authorities.
January 03, 2020

The Electronic Communications Code and interim rights

The Court of Appeal has recently given an important ruling on interim rights under the Electronic Communiciations Code. Jonathan Seitler QC explains the outcome.
December 20, 2019

Public authorities, statutory powers and village greens

Francis Taylor Building comments on a Supreme Court judgment on village greens that will prove hugely significant for landowning public bodies.
December 20, 2019

FGM protection orders and the asylum jurisdiction

Srishti Suresh analyses an important recent decision from the President of the Family Division on the relationship between the family courts and the immigration jurisdiction.
December 20, 2019

Strike out: When?

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has recently provided helpful pointers to practitioners on the relevant factors an Employment Tribunal should consider when entertaining an application to strike out, writes Gareth Price.
December 13, 2019

S.103A and concealed reasons

The Supreme Court has confirmed that a Tribunal may find that the reason for the dismissal is something other than that given to the employee by the decision-maker – even where that reason is genuinely held by the decision maker. Gareth Price reports.

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November 22, 2019

Reasonable adjustments and s.15 claims

Gareth Price discusses reasonable adjustments and s.15 claims in light of Northumberland NHS v. Ward.
November 15, 2019

When is an FOI request not an FOI request?

Susan Wolf sets what organisations should bear in mind when considering whether something is 'business as usual' or an FOI request.
November 08, 2019

Marshalling evidence in special educational needs cases

John Roberts reports on a successful result obtained by a local authority in the Special Educational Needs Tribunal.
November 08, 2019

Managing employee health and well-being

Hayley Titchner outlines the main legal claims that employees suffering from work-related stress could pursue.
November 01, 2019

GDPR, class actions and the right to compensation

The Court of Appeal recently overturned a High Court ruling and found that a claimant could serve an out of jurisdiction application against Google as part of a class action. Ibrahim Hasan examines the judgment.
November 01, 2019

Whistleblowing: reasonable belief in public interest?

Alastair Currie looks at the question of when it could be said that an employee’s belief that a disclosure is in the public interest is reasonable within the meaning of whistleblowing legislation.
October 25, 2019

Transgenderism and chosen pronouns

A Christian doctor was recently dismissed for refusing to address transgender patients by their chosen pronoun. Nadjia Zychowicz reports on the Employment Tribunal’s subsequent ruling.
October 25, 2019

Disciplinary panels and investigation reports

An Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that an investigator’s report should not subvert the role of a disciplinary panel. Charles Pigott considers the judgment.
October 25, 2019

Supplier administrations: how to respond

What should you do if a supplier goes into administration? Chloe Poskitt provides a general overview of administration and what options are open to schools and other bodies.
October 14, 2019

The Queen’s Speech 2019: highlights for local authorities

Alastair Lewis and Emyr Thomas provide a summary of some of the proposals in this week's Queen's Speech that would affect local authorities.
October 11, 2019

What is a ‘reasonable endeavours’ obligation, and is it a sensible solution?

Gwendoline Davies explains what a party needs to do to comply with a ‘reasonable endeavours’ obligation, and considers whether endeavours clauses are always a sensible solution.
October 04, 2019

Workplace shoulder massages and harassment

Did a workplace shoulder massage amount to sex-related harassment? Charles Pigott reports on a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal ruling.
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