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Single-sex schools, boarding and transgender pupils

November 6 2017 Could your school be contravening the Equality Act 2010 by not admitting a transgender pupil? There have been a number of stories in the press…

Segregation of girls and boys in a mixed-sex school is discriminatory

October 24 2017 Court of Appeal holds that girls and boys in an Islamic state school are discriminated against by being segregated throughout the school day. We…

Dealing with school employees who are being investigated by the police

October 2 2017 When the chalk-face meets the thin blue line: handling police involvement with school staff. You find out that a member of school staff is under…

GDPR: Public Authority status - what does this mean for academy trusts?

November 6 2017 No matter what type of organisation you are there are some key steps you should be taking to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulations…

Misleading an employee as to the real reason for dismissal was a breach of the implied term of trust and confidence

January 4 2018 In Rawlinson v Brightside Group Ltd, the EAT held that an employee had been wrongfully dismissed when he was given a misleading reason for his…

Taulbut v Davey [2018] EWHC 730 (Ch) - when good intentions are badly executed

July 30 2018 The recent case of Taulbut v Davey is the latest example of a homemade Will causing confusion, frustration, and fallout. On 4 April 2013 Mrs Pauline…

Why persistence doesn’t pay (also known as how NOT to behave as a litigant in person revisited)

July 24 2018 The original dispute was about the affairs of A, Mr Fitzgerald’s aunt. A’s niece, C, was appointed as A’s deputy in May 2013. Mr Fitzgerald had…

Extended Disqualification rules for academy trustees and senior executives

July 19 2018 From the 1 August 2018, important changes are being made to the automatic disqualification rules for charity trustees. Under the current rules…

When do Academy Trusts Need a Trading Subsidiary?

July 4 2018 What circumstances mean an academy trust may need to set up a subsidiary company to carry out trading activity, in order to comply with charity law…

Education In The North: Behind The Headlines

July 3 2018 We take a look at the evidence provided to the House of Commons Education Select Committee on 'Educating The North' This paper reflects on the…