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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Evolution, Not Revolution

    23 May 2018

    “Evolution, not revolution” is the mantra that the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) has been chanting for some time now, as their euphemistic summary of the change the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) will bring about.…

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  • GDPR Training

    09 March 2018

    We continue to travel the length and breadth of the country, working with BSA, IAPS and other associations and groups of independent schools, speaking about the practical implications of GDPR and the impact it will have on schools’ documentation, procedures and communication with staff, parents, pupils and alumni after 25 May. …

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  • The Charity Commission's New Automatic Disqualification Powers

    08 March 2018

    The government has published updated guidance setting out how the new automatic disqualification rules (which come into effect from 1 August 2018) will restrict who can run charities and how disqualified individuals may apply for waivers in limited circumstances (view). The changes are part of the phased implementation of the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016.…

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