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  • Management buyout deal

    12 July 2018

    Barlow Robbins, with partner ​Mark Lucas and lead associate ​Graham Jewell, acted for Radical Departures Holdings Limited on a management buyout into the trading company in the Radical Departures Group…

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  • GDPR and safeguarding in schools: what you need to know

    26 June 2018

    The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), which came into force on the 25 May, needs no introduction. You probably know that it is a European law which governs what we can and can’t do with people’s personal data. …

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  • New tax rules for “PILONs”

    26 June 2018

    We are often asked to advise on confidential pre-termination negotiations, or without prejudice negotiations to resolve an existing dispute, where the school wishes to negotiate the exit of a member of staff under a settlement agreement.…

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  • Schools Update - June 2018

    26 June 2018

    Welcome to the June 2018 Schools Update. We hope that you will find this informative and useful in keeping you up to date.…

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  • Pimlico Plumbers loses appeal against “worker” status

    26 June 2018

    In Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and Mullins v Smith [2018] UKSC 29 the Supreme Court considered the latest in a stream of cases about the employment status of so-called “independent contractors” and which employment rights they should be entitled to receive.…

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  • A roundup of the case law on employment status

    22 June 2018

    In the third and final article in the Status Anxiety? trilogy of articles on employment status in English law, which you will also find in this month’s Employment Law Update, we consider Matthew Taylor’s Review of modern working practices and the Government response to Mr Taylor’s report.…

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  • Shared Parental Pay policy was not sex discrimination

    22 June 2018

    Those of you who attended our Looking Back, Going Forward seminar at the end of 2017 will recall that we have been waiting for clarification on whether it is unlawful sex discrimination to pay enhanced maternity pay but not enhanced shared parental pay.…

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  • Status Anxiety? - Part III

    22 June 2018

    This is the third and final article in a series on employment status in English law.…

    Articles
  • When is notice of termination effective?

    22 June 2018

    An important recent decision of the Supreme Court (Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NUS Foundation Trust v Haywood) has clarified the common law position as to when notice of dismissal communicated by post starts to run.…

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