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  • How is your school faring after the recession?

    07 March 2016

    The answer to this question varies significantly among independent schools across the country and there are usually substantial differences in the relative health and confidence of schools within any local cluster of schools. …

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  • Keeping Children Safe in Education – further changes

    04 March 2016

    On 22 December 2015 the Department for Education (DfE) published a consultation document, setting out proposed further changes to KCSiE. The consultation closed on 16 February 2016. The updated guidance is to take effect in September 2016. …

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  • DBS disclosure is contrary to human rights

    03 March 2016

    The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (“ROA”) introduced a system whereby criminal convictions and cautions do not have to be disclosed in response to questions by employers and prospective employers when they are ‘spent’. …

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  • Corporate Entities Can Bring Discrimination Claims

    15 February 2016

    Garry Abrams was a member of EAD Solicitors LLP (a limited liability partnership). In 2011 Mr Abrams retired as a member of EAD and was replaced by Garry Abrams Ltd. This arrangement had been recommended to Mr Abrams by his accountants. …

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  • A Safer Harbor

    15 February 2016

    The European Union and the United States have agreed a new deal to make it easier for organisations to transfer data across the Atlantic. …

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  • Whistleblowing: Unfair Dismissal and Detriment

    03 February 2016

    There has recently been a second Employment Appeals Tribunal decision in relation to the meaning of the words “in the public interest” that form part of the new statutory test to be applied in determining whether there has been a protected disclosure by a whistleblower. …

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  • Holiday Pay: Greenfield v The Care Bureau

    03 February 2016

    The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has reached the unsurprising decision that where a part-time worker’s hours of work are increased, holiday that has already accrued need not be retrospectively recalculated to reflect the increased number of hours worked. …

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