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  • New Guidance – Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006

    15 November 2018

    The practical application of the Government’s guidance on Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006 (“DUCA”) has been a continued headache for schools. New DUCA guidance has now been issued with effect from 3 September 2018 and this helpfully removes the application of the ‘disqualification by association’ provisions from schools (which now only apply in domestic settings).…

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  • Migrant Advisory Committee publishes report on immigration law for international students

    15 November 2018

    The Migrant Advisory Committee (MAC) has published its review into the Impact of International Students on the UK. The report commissioned by the Home Secretary in August 2017, considers UK policy towards international students and makes recommendations about how to improve the Tier 4 student visa system in order to maintain the UK as a desirable destination for overseas students.…

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  • Employment Law Status Update – Another blow to the gig economy

    15 November 2018

    In another blow to the gig economy, the Employment Appeal Tribunal in Addison Lee Ltd v Lange has confirmed that drivers are workers – not self-employed – and are therefore entitled to workers’ rights such as paid holiday and the National Minimum Wage. …

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  • Dealmakers work on acquisition of neonatal monitoring specialist

    12 November 2018

    For our client we have worked on Lifelines Neurodiagnostic Systems’ acquisition of Incereb, an Irish business behind a range of sensors and monitors used in neonatal intensive care. Incereb becomes a sister company to Hampshire-based Lifelines Ltd.…

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  • Why Everyone is Still Talking About Dreamvar

    08 November 2018

    Perhaps the title of this article goes a little too far; clearly not everyone is talking about Dreamvar. But it is certainly true that, nearly six months after the Court of Appeal handed down its decision in Dreamvar , it is still generating a great deal of discussion.…

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  • Charities Governance Health Check

    07 November 2018

    It’s easy to spot spectacularly bad charity governance when it’s reported in the news but what does good governance look like? Is there an objective standard charities can review their performance against or is it a case of the blind leading the blind…

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  • Employment Law Update October 2018

    23 October 2018

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

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