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  • Failing to Act Can Lead to Gross Misconduct

    15 February 2017

    The Court of Appeal has recently ruled that an act of gross negligence can result in the fair dismissal of an employee for gross misconduct. The Claimant, Mr Adesokan had been employed by Sainsbury’s for 26 years, most recently as Regional Operations Manager. …

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  • Status Anxiety? - Part One

    15 February 2017

    Businesses should take care to avoid the potential pitfalls of the law on employment status…

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  • Relying on Contractual Mobility Clauses to Avoid Redundancies

    15 February 2017

    Contractual mobility clauses permit employers to change an employee’s place of work. They are often relied upon in redundancy situations to avoid making compulsory redundancies – and, in particular, to avoid making statutory redundancy payments.…

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  • Taxing times for the Non-Dom

    17 November 2016

    With the post Brexit budget expected on 23rd November do non-domiciled individuals have more cause for concern following last year’s announcements?…

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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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  • Cyber Security in Schools

    17 November 2016

    Cybersecurity is more of a threat now than ever before. Hardly a day goes by without yet another high profile organisation being in the news due to a cyber-attack: TalkTalk, Yahoo, Tesco…the list goes on.…

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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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