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  • Data Protection - preparing for change

    17 November 2016

    Schools need to take note of the fact that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on 25 May 2015. On that date, data protection law will change consistently in all EU states but the UK’s referendum on membership of the EU will have no short-term effect.…

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  • Planning for fiscal stability in changing times

    16 November 2016

    “For the very first time, I have absolutely no cunning plan” tweeted Sir Tony Robinson after Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States. However would he if asked, have a plan, cunning or otherwise, that the Governing Bodies of UK independent schools might follow as they face the fiscal challenges raised by Brexit? Well, maybe or maybe not. But it is still a $64,000 dollar question.…

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  • ​The joy of sexting – a new approach

    16 November 2016

    In March this year we provided an overview of the risks that children run of incurring criminal liability when creating and sharing indecent photographs of themselves via text and social media. The criminal offences were always designed to deal with criminal conduct of adults involved in child abuse. The offences did not anticipate the activities of 21st century teenagers.…

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  • Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016

    16 November 2016

    In March this year Joanna Lada-Walicki provided an update on the draft changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education. On 5 September 2016, following consultation, the revised guidance came into force, incorporating various changes from the initial draft.…

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  • Segregation of schools on the grounds of gender is not discrimination

    16 November 2016

    The Administrative Court (Mr Justice Jay) was very recently asked to consider in the case of X School –v- Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills, whether the segregation of pupils based on sex amounted to direct discrimination contrary to s.13 Equality Act 2010. The Court held on 8 November that it did not.…

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  • Autumn 2016 Update for Schools

    16 November 2016

    Welcome to the Autumn 2016 Update for Schools. We hope that you will find this informative and useful in keeping you up to date.…

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  • What you need to know about the changes to fundraising law

    16 November 2016

    The Kids Company story, the Olive Cooke tragedy, Daily Mail articles, parliamentary hearings. The summer of 2015 was an uncomfortable one for the wider charity sector. The dust is now beginning to settle from the whirlwind of recommendations and responses that followed the criticism of the sector’s fundraising practices. So what are the changes? Do they affect you? What do you need to do?…

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  • Property legal Q&A

    21 October 2016

    Property legal Q&A. Anthony Garcia-Deleito, senior associate answers questions on residential property matters.…

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  • Term-time Truants

    17 August 2016

    In a recent High Court case it was held that a father who took his daughter out of school for an unauthorised term-time holiday did not have to pay a fine of £120 which the Isle of Wight Council sought to enforce against him.…

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