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Advice on governance, statutes and ordinances in the Higher Education sector

In relation to chartered universities we have considerable experience in statutes and ordinances, and particularly the provisions regarding academic staff.

Academic staff and transitions to revised model and modernised statutes

Our experience includes the transition to the new model statute under the Education Reform Act 1988 to the revised model statute and to modernised statutes whereby staff matters may be removed from the body of the statutes and placed in supporting regulations subject to statutory provisions concerning academic freedom and other fundamental matters.

Charitable status of universities

As a charity firm we are also well placed to advice on the charitable status of universities both in relation to exempt status in relation to universities and non-exempt status in relation to Oxford and Cambridge Colleges.

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23 Jul 2021

Reputational and safeguarding risks were “some other substantial reason” for teacher’s dismissal

Decision that a teacher was unfairly dismissed when they were not prosecuted for criminal charges is overturned.

22 Jul 2021

The Kids Company case: practical points for students' union trustees

What can charities learn from the high profile collapse of the Kids Company?

16 Jul 2021

The impact of COVID-19 on university students

Have higher education courses during the pandemic offered students good value for money?