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Coronavirus - Can a School Require Its Staff or Pupils to Wear Masks?

May 19 2020 With some schools opening their doors in the coming weeks, many are wondering if they are able to enforce a requirement to use masks to protect staff…

Islamic Faith Marriages - What Are My Rights?

May 1 2020 An Islamic marriage ceremony, known as a 'Nikah' was recently not determined to be a legal ceremony by the Court of Appeal. This meant that the…

Could Your Use of Employee Photos Be in Breach of GDPR?

October 4 2019 Using photos and video recordings (images) of employees can be a good way to promote your business, for example, by including material in a…

Is a Parent Company Responsible for How Its Subsidiary Behaves?

September 13 2019 The Court of Appeal has recently considered whether a parent company should be held responsible to third parties for the acts and/or omissions of its…

Voluntary Legal Charges - An Alternative Approach to Recovering Unpaid Fees

March 28 2017 Are you confident you have effective measures in place to work with parents who are struggling to pay their school fees? One option is to secure the…

Ordering Re-Engagement - When Can Employment Tribunals Get It Wrong?

September 4 2020 In Kelly v PGA European Tour, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) found that a tribunal did not properly consider the employer's loss…

Extended Entitlement to Statutory Sick Pay to Those Advised to Self-Isolate Before Hospital Admission

September 4 2020 On 26 August 2020, the Government introduced a further amendment to the Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) scheme when the (General) (Coronavirus Amendment)…

New Planning 'Use Classes' Now in Effect - What's Changed?

September 3 2020 While we do not expect to see many of the Government's "Build Build Build" Planning reforms emerging in legislation for some time yet, certain…

Government Consults to Remedy Age Discrimination in Public Sector Pension Schemes

August 28 2020 The Move to Career Average Pension Schemes In 2011, the Independent Public Services Pension Commission published a report recommending wholescale…

Blackbaud Data Hack - Key Issues for Schools to Consider

August 28 2020 Schools rely on online providers for services relating to personal data now more than ever. As a leading sector supplier reveals that data was…