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17 July 2024

We look here at why compliance is important and some key observations from our compliance work with academy trusts.

03 July 2024

Yorkshire-based legal specialist Wrigleys Solicitors has promoted two solicitors to partner as key departments continue to grow.

02 July 2024

Having helped Lune Valley CLT to purchase a site for their proposed housing development, we went along to take a look at the results…

28 June 2024

We examine some of the distinctive features of students’ unions which cause problems with the new freedom of speech legislation.

27 June 2024

We’ve trawled the manifestos of the three main parties so you don’t have to, and look at what promises might affect the voluntary sector.

25 June 2024

We look at the impact of the new freedom of speech legislation on students’ unions, as the first in a series of articles about the new changes.

20 June 2024

As the election on 4 July nears, political parties have released their manifestos, including outlines of their proposals to employment law and work.

18 June 2024

We look at the key policies of the main political parties for schools and academy trusts.

11 June 2024

We held an event on 22nd May to celebrate our legal guide for land disposal by Parochial Church Councils.

07 June 2024

EAT finds volunteer was a worker and able to bring a claim concerning the right to be accompanied

05 June 2024

Contrary to the lyrics of Ed Sheeran’s well-known song, Pre-Nuptial Agreements are not just for beautiful people.

29 May 2024

A new section of the Equality Act 2010 that expressly allows for associative indirect discrimination.

29 May 2024

We look at the key aspects of the new school attendance guidance which comes into effect before the end of the Summer break.

22 May 2024

Fake Companies House letters are asking for payments via QR code. We urge clients to stay vigilant and to be alert to these fraudulent requests.

16 May 2024

Further to the recent decision in TA v The Public Guardian [2023] EWCOP 63

14 May 2024

The latest consultation follows previous consultations on the new OfS complaints scheme and its proposed approach to regulating students’ unions.

10 May 2024

For trustees who may need assistance in updating their governing document or guidance on governance issues.

02 May 2024

We summarise some useful advice on how to manage contentious issues within students’ unions.

30 April 2024

Employment Tribunal decision provides interesting insight on the flexible working mechanisms in the Employment Rights Act 1996.

29 April 2024

A new guide is available to inform Parochial Church Councils who may be considering repurposing church land to deliver new affordable homes.

29 April 2024

What are the key issues to consider when thinking about joining a cohousing community?

25 April 2024

Reflections from our recent senior leadership forum

25 April 2024

An overview of the latest DfE guidance and its implications for schools and academy trusts

24 April 2024

EAT: decision-maker must have some knowledge of the whistleblower’s concerns

23 April 2024

In this article, we look at the reasoning behind the fee increases and what they mean for charitable companies and social enterprises.

17 April 2024

Independent schools face fundraising challenges in a tough climate. Learn best practices for compliant and effective fundraising policies.

09 April 2024

What do the latest provisions mean for your charity?

09 April 2024

This article is the latest in our cohousing series following our team member as she develops her own cohousing scheme.

09 April 2024

Laura Moss achieves accreditation as a community-led housing advisor.

08 April 2024

April is always a key month in employment law, bringing in changes to various employment-related rates and limits.

28 March 2024

These FAQs cover topics related to caring for elderly relatives.

28 March 2024

Employers need to get ready for the new duty, expected to take effect in October 2024

26 March 2024

Campaign group seeking traction for the idea suggest trialling four-day working weeks in August 2024.

18 March 2024

Why is it such a big issue and what has the Court said?

11 March 2024

The governance and structure of sports clubs should be reviewed on a regular basis, which may involve considering incorporation.

04 March 2024

Students’ unions must take into account charity and education law when deciding what activities to engage in.

29 February 2024

Here we examine the latest planning policy revisions in England and Wales and their implications for community-led housing proposals.

29 February 2024

New guidance highlights need to embed inclusive practices to support neurodiverse staff.

28 February 2024

Guidance is latest in line of efforts to raise awareness of the impact of the menopause at work.

27 February 2024

With the first phase of implementation anticipated on 4 March 2024, we consider the impact the new requirements may have on your organisation.

21 February 2024

We look here at local authorities charging schools and academies for permanent exclusions and whether this is allowed by relevant legislation.

20 February 2024

Dismissal was discriminatory and unfair.

14 February 2024

Identifying the risks and learning how to avoid them.

13 February 2024

Potential changes to Business Property Relief and Agricultural Property Relief.

31 January 2024

Government publishes guidance on holiday reforms from 1 January 2024.

31 January 2024

Employer did not have constructive knowledge of all the disadvantages the interview format had on the employee.

30 January 2024

What are the duties of trustees when it comes to political engagement?

30 January 2024

Will the upcoming general election impact your charity’s activities?

29 January 2024

An outline of the requirements with regard to energy certificates and MEES, and their implications for academy trusts.

26 January 2024

Wrigleys acts for Leeds Community Homes purchase within Climate Innovation District development.

25 January 2024

ESG (short for environmental, social and governance) is a hot topic but what is it and do academy trusts need an ESG strategy?

16 January 2024

This article looks at the opportunities, challenges and risks of generative AI for schools and trust leaders.

08 January 2024

What will new Charity Commission guidance mean for your organisation’s approach to social media?

04 January 2024

We are thrilled to announce our recent Menopause Friendly Accreditation.

11 December 2023

Why would an independent review be useful?

30 November 2023

Decision upholds those of the CAC and Court of Appeal.

27 November 2023

A guide to the advantages of Disabled Persons Trusts for Parents, Carers and Advisors including tax efficiency and protection of means-tested benefits

22 November 2023

The recent case of Butler considers services provided by the wedding events business and whether or not these qualified for business property relief.

13 November 2023

However, protection from third-party harassment provisions of the Equality Act 2010 will not be restored.

08 November 2023

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?

06 November 2023

A guide to redundancy: pooling and selection for redundancy

31 October 2023

Employee received £25,000 in compensation for repeated incidents over more than two years.

25 October 2023

Supreme Court: 3-month gap will not break a series of unlawful deductions.

24 October 2023

Work experience student was in a role akin to employment but school was not vicariously liable for sexual assault.

23 October 2023

ESG (short for environmental, social and governance) is a hot topic but what is it and do students’ unions need an ESG strategy?

18 October 2023

We look here at the key education highlights from the autumn Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat Party conferences.

16 October 2023

UK Government abandons higher Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) targets, providing relief for landlords.

28 September 2023

Recent case indicates that employers will need to take common sense approach to insulting terms.

27 September 2023

Decision to dismiss was outside the band of reasonable responses.

22 September 2023

A reasonable employer would have picked up the phone…and other useful lessons from case law.

11 September 2023

We look at what trust leaders can do to challenge local authority SEND decisions and provide legal and practical tips to help achieve a resolution.

04 September 2023

How does the Charities Act 2022 change the rules relating to trust corporations, and why is this important?

21 August 2023

Paper provides an overview of the issues around AI and employment in the UK.

15 August 2023

EAT confirms employer’s belief can be ‘something arising in consequence of disability'.

08 August 2023

A guide to redundancy: the foundations of a fair redundancy process.

31 July 2023

With mergers back on the agenda, we look at what we mean by a merger and some key issues trust boards and leaders need to consider.

27 July 2023

Package includes increased protection in redundancy scenarios and additional neonatal rights.

25 July 2023

Consultation comes as Flexible Working Bill continues its journey through Parliament.

21 July 2023

The UK Government has launched an open consultation on the taxation of Employee Ownership Trusts ("EOT") and Employee Benefit Trusts ("EBT").

14 July 2023

The Liberty Protection Safeguards delay could lead to a better outcome. Judge Eldergill suggests.

12 July 2023

We summarise the key changes which trust leaders need to be aware of in the recently published Academy Trust Handbook.

07 July 2023

EAT: tribunal must consider whether dismissal was because of a justified objection to the way protected beliefs were manifested.

30 June 2023

The Q&A provides a helpful reference point for employers when responding to a DSAR.

28 June 2023

Proposals seek to define umbrella companies and set out minimum standards and enforcement options.

27 June 2023

This article covers the changes made in the Charities Act 2022 to the restrictions on dispositions of charity property in Part 7 Charities Act 2011.

21 June 2023

Reflections from our recent charity leadership forum.

20 June 2023

If the person who has been injured is mentally capable, they and their trustees can negotiate a support payment with a family member.

14 June 2023

The new Charities Act became law in February 2022, introducing a wide range of technical changes to charity law which will impact many charities.

08 June 2023

Wrigleys Solicitors is proud to announce the promotion of two of its leading solicitors, Alacoque Marvin and Chelsea Martin.

06 June 2023

Supreme Court rules religious organisation was not vicariously liable for rape by community elder.

31 May 2023

Proposals include changes to holiday leave and pay administration and collective consultation requirements.

30 May 2023

Proposals include changes to holiday leave and pay administration and collective consultation requirements.

25 May 2023

ACAS raises concerns over key aspects of the proposed Code.

24 May 2023

We review the proposed changes to the Data Protection and Digital Information (No.2) Bill (“the Bill”) and consider their impact on academy trusts.

17 May 2023

The recent case of Firth has continued the debate as to whether aparthotels and furnished holiday lets qualify for business property relief.

11 May 2023

We look at what further support trusts can offer to those in need and explore the legal issues trust leaders need to consider when providing support.

04 May 2023

We look at the Trust Quality Descriptions published in draft by the DfE on 24 April 2023 and encourage trust leaders to provide their feedback.

28 April 2023

Government has set out proposals to help retain those with disabilities and health conditions in work.

27 April 2023

We review key rates and figures changes in employment law

26 April 2023

We are delighted to have Clair Douglas, Sadia Ali, Jonathan Earnshaw and Alasdair Inglis join the firm.

21 April 2023

Recent case brought under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

20 April 2023

EAT: claimant was dismissed by means of letter which wrongly referred to termination by mutual agreement.

19 April 2023

The first major change to data protection law since Brexit has passed its second reading in the House of Commons.

18 April 2023

Disciplinary action was taken because of objectionable manifestation of religious beliefs rather than the beliefs themselves.

31 March 2023

Update to guidance follows budget announcement of support for returners over 50.

30 March 2023

A new cut-off date for adding unrecorded rights of way to the Definitive Map in England has been agreed by the Government.

29 March 2023

EAT confirms Tribunal decision that challenging the claimant’s confrontational behaviour was not discrimination under s.15 Equality Act.

28 March 2023

The Spring Budget 2023 announced an update to the CITR rules for CDFIs, which could inject significant additional lending capacity into the sector.

27 March 2023

The FCA is changing the format of its guidance on its registration function under the Co-operatives and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014.

21 March 2023

Ensuring compliance with ESFA guidance on severance payments.

17 March 2023

We are delighted that our partner Lynne Bradey has been accepted as an Associate Member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

10 March 2023

We explore how trust leaders can further engage with stakeholders and foster unity within the constraints of funding and government guidance.

06 March 2023

The MEES regulations prohibit landlords from granting any new leases of any building (be it for domestic or commercial use).

28 February 2023

We are delighted to welcome partner Suzannah Farnell, consultant Julia Rangecroft and solicitors Bella O’Keeffe and Abigail Walker.

28 February 2023

Dismissal was a proportionate means of achieving legitimate aim of ensuring staff were capable of satisfactory attendance.

23 February 2023

When might a society’s registration be cancelled and what are the implications?

20 February 2023

Key legal considerations for schools and academy trusts.

16 February 2023

If confirmed, the new code of practice could significantly impact the way employers approach changes to terms and conditions.

15 February 2023

We give an update following the recent decision regarding the availability of Entrepreneurs’ Relief for trusts.

07 February 2023

Reflections from our recent senior leadership forums.

30 January 2023

Flexible working has become a regular part of the post-Covid-19 working world.

27 January 2023

Cohabitating partners make up the fastest growing type of family in the UK, with over 3.6 million partners cohabiting.

26 January 2023

Academy trusts must comply with their procurement obligations under the Academy Trust Handbook 2022 and the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

23 January 2023

NEU members will take strike action in February and March.

18 January 2023

In this article we have set out some brief updates of interest to the charity and social economy sector.

17 January 2023

Workers identified as having to provide minimum service would not be protected from dismissal for taking strike action.

13 January 2023

EAT decision confirms guidelines on when a grievance might constitute an existing dispute.

12 January 2023

What benefit to the public does cohousing have, can you protect such benefits in the long term and why does it matter?

11 January 2023

What is the potential impact of the Bill on Employment Law in the UK?

04 January 2023

We review a recent case concerning a vulnerable young person who lacks the capacity to manage their own finances; in particular means tested benefits.

22 December 2022

We recap the key employment legislative changes of 2022 and look ahead to 2023.

13 December 2022

Recommendations from the 2011 Dilnot Commission report on social care are once again placed on hold.

08 December 2022

What does a students’ union need to consider if undertaking trading activity?

29 November 2022

Ban will extend protection to workers on low incomes.

25 November 2022

If passed into law, the Bill would give employees a statutory right to take time off work to attend fertility treatment clinic appointments.

24 November 2022

We’re Right Here is a national campaign aiming to transfer power to communities through a new Act of Parliament.

23 November 2022

EAT: Dismissal for lack of political neutrality would not relate to political opinion or affiliation.

22 November 2022

Our Private Client team considers the law surrounding the protection of cohabitees when a relationship breaks down.

16 November 2022

Government confirms historic changes to the law on co-operatives, which will help to safeguard co-operative assets in the long-term.

15 November 2022

A summary of the FCA’s main proposals and what you need to know.

14 November 2022

Helpful guidance issued on seeking an order for sale of property from the Court of Protection.

02 November 2022

People often mention selling an asset for a low value as a way round gifting concerns, but does it work?

31 October 2022

We answer five key questions to help employers avoid some common pitfalls in using settlement agreements.

27 October 2022

Together with Nick Bustin from Haysmacintyre our employment partner Sue King explores this possibility in more detail.

25 October 2022

Is gifting assets to children during your lifetime worth it?

21 October 2022

EAT: Redundancy dismissal of fixed term employee was unfair due to lack of consultation on pooling and selection.

20 October 2022

The Charity Commission has announced that access to its online trustee portal (Portal) will be changing gradually from November this year.

19 October 2022

Giving your house away to your children to avoid care fees is sometimes suggested by well meaning friends as a good option, but is it?

14 October 2022

We take a look at which criteria you need to meet in order to be entitled.

11 October 2022

As the discussions regarding the current book they are reading dwindle, the conversation turns to a perennial topic, “how to avoid inheritance tax?”

04 October 2022

Statutory conversion routes provide a streamlined way to change legal structure.

03 October 2022

A series of short articles based around the members of a retired English teachers’ book club who coincidentally all have questions relating to gifting

30 September 2022

Good governance is crucial to the effective operation of societies – particularly those looking to grow.

30 September 2022

Decision means Tesco may proceed with a ‘fire and rehire’ process to withdraw benefits.

28 September 2022

Are community-led housing projects subject to the community infrastructure levy, and what can they do about it?

27 September 2022

Acas publishes new guidance on managing disciplinary suspension.

26 September 2022

How can student’s unions run campaigns and engage with political activity whilst complying with Charity Commission guidance?

23 September 2022

EAT: Unilateral imposition of a pay rise outside collective bargaining was an unlawful offer.

22 September 2022

We signpost useful resources for CLH groups that will assist whether you are at the beginning of your journey or a well-established community.

21 September 2022

With students’ unions welcoming many new trustees at this time of year, this article is a reminder of what the role entails.

20 September 2022

Developing an investment policy that takes account of legitimate ESG factors - long awaited legal clarification for charity trustees.

16 September 2022

What does the proposed new legislation mean for co-operatives?

15 September 2022

Highlighting five significant legal and regulatory developments which may be relevant to your charity’s pension arrangements and future plans.

14 September 2022

We are delighted to announce that our Leeds office is moving to Wellington Place from our current home on Cookridge Street.

08 September 2022

ESG is a hot topic but the ‘G’ is often overlooked. We look at what it is and why it’s important for charities and other not-for-profit organisations.

06 September 2022

Deprivation of capital – new guidance issued by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman.

31 August 2022

What should employers do if the subject of a disciplinary process raises a grievance?

24 August 2022

What are the differences between the ACAS Code of Practice and ACAS guidance on disciplinary and grievance procedures?

23 August 2022

Supreme Court: all workers are due 5.6 weeks’ paid annual leave no matter how many weeks they work.

10 August 2022

An introduction to the Equality Act 2010.

02 August 2022

Can an asset-locked society be converted into a community interest company (CIC)?

01 August 2022

Conflicts are part of life; what are the best ways for cohousing groups to prevent and if necessary, resolve conflict?

27 July 2022

Reflections from our recent workshops.

25 July 2022

Only 52% of applications to register a new charity were successful in 2021-22. We share our hints and tips to maximise your chances.

20 July 2022

Policy on use of service users’ preferred pronouns was a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim.

19 July 2022

Tribunal decision confirms that symptoms of long covid are capable of meeting the definition of disability.

18 July 2022

Are students’ unions seeing a rise in the number of student complaints? Is the type of complaints changing? How should they be handled?

14 July 2022

Tribunal decision appears to highlight lack of legal recourse for women in these circumstances.

14 July 2022

The firm has once again achieved Band 1 ranking (regional guide) and are delighted to be recognised as a Band 1 National Leader (outside London).

12 July 2022

Can students’ unions still hold remote AGMs in a post-lockdown world?

07 July 2022

There are so many community and individual needs to balance that it can be hard to keep track of what has been discussed and agreed.

14 June 2022

Helen Woodford has joined the Pensions team on a permanent basis, following her recent involvement with the firm in a consultancy role.

08 June 2022

We are delighted to welcome Antonia Moore to our Leeds office.

07 June 2022

Holly Marshall has been offered a permanent role with Wrigleys Solicitors following her successful training contract.

25 May 2022

EAT: employee did not reasonably believe in serious and imminent danger at work and so was not automatically unfairly dismissed.

24 May 2022

Move follows consultation which ran between December 2020 and February 2021.

17 May 2022

ONS estimates that “long Covid” symptoms have adversely affected the day-to-day activities of 1.2 million people in the UK.

16 May 2022

We set out the key takeaways for employers from this year’s Queen’s speech

09 May 2022

A look at a recent High Court decision which updates the law on trustees' duties in respect of investment policies and environmental impact.

05 May 2022

We look at the role of the accounting officer in ensuring their trust board complies with its regulatory and legal responsibilities.

04 May 2022

We are delighted to welcome Gabrielle Allen to the Sheffield Property team

29 April 2022

These lesser-known forms of discrimination may catch employers out.

28 April 2022

Matters to be aware of in the event of an untimely death before, or shortly after, a divorce or dissolution is finalised.

26 April 2022

With increasing infertility rates in the UK, is it time for better workplace support for staff undergoing fertility treatment?

19 April 2022

Ensuring recovery, rehab and reablement are commissioned within ‘existing budgets’.

11 April 2022

Dealing with an employee who may be a perpetrator of violence or abuse.

08 April 2022

A question of authority.

05 April 2022

Draft regulations issued by the Department for Work and Pensions still awaiting implementation date.

01 April 2022

Lynne Bradey and Isabel McIver give practical advice tips for trustees and their advisers in dealing with vulnerable relatives.

30 March 2022

The government has begun consulting on draft amendments – responses need to be sent by the 7th July 2022.

30 March 2022

Sheffield Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) accredited solicitor calls for residents to review their wills ahead of “Update Your Will Week”

29 March 2022

Changes to Covid-related sick pay from 25 March 2022.

29 March 2022

We look here at the key highlights from the latest schools white paper, setting out the government’s policy and legislative proposals for the sector

18 March 2022

EAT decision paves way for appeal on tricky interpretation of PILON clauses.

17 March 2022

An analysis of the current Office of the Public Guardian guidance regarding discretionary management funds when drafting Lasting Powers of Attorney.

15 March 2022

We look at how lenders view cohousing leases.

10 March 2022

What are the hallmarks of a fair redundancy process?

28 February 2022

Claimant was in business on his own account and not entitled to holiday pay or notice pay.

25 February 2022

The Charities Act 2022 became law as of 24 February 2022.

21 February 2022

Office of the Public Guardian publishes new guidance for NHS providers which will aid best interest decision making by attorneys and deputies.

18 February 2022

Legal advice and assistance for working men’s clubs.

17 February 2022

Four-week holiday entitlement carries over where right is denied, whether or not worker takes unpaid leave.

16 February 2022

Gifting as attorney under the authority of a Lasting Power of Attorney – the High Court reminds us of the restrictions under the Mental Capacity Act 2

14 February 2022

How do you conduct a disciplinary hearing?

11 February 2022

In this article, we aim to clear up the confusion over who has the authority to sign documents on behalf of an unincorporated students’ union.

10 February 2022

Measures a sole director-shareholder should consider during their lifetime to ensure the continuity of their business following their death.

09 February 2022

A look at why a transition to employee ownership may be preferable to a third-party sale, if family succession isn't a viable option.

08 February 2022

What are the legal risks of high staff turnover and reliance on agency staff in schools?

02 February 2022

As we move through life, we naturally start to think about succession and how we are going to provide for future generations.

01 February 2022

Reflections from our recent Senior Leadership forum.

31 January 2022

Employee’s genuine fear and scepticism did not override the vaccination requirement.

25 January 2022

Considering whether unincorporated associations need to take action before the deadline.

24 January 2022

This articles briefly summarises the usual role and responsibilities of the Employee Ownership Trust in hybrid and indirect ownership trust structures

19 January 2022

EAT decision highlights that abuse of the grievance process may give employers grounds to dismiss.

17 January 2022

For a Will to be valid, it must be signed in the presence of two witnesses. This may cause difficulties when social distancing or self-isolating.

14 January 2022

Details of, and comments on, the recently launched HMRC consultation on reforms to the SDLT mixed property and multiple dwellings relief rules.

13 January 2022

In some cases, delaying legal proceedings to pursue a grievance process will mean it is just and equitable to extend time.

13 January 2022

We look here at the key elements of the DfE updated and consolidated guidance on external reviews of governance.

21 December 2021

Reflecting on the Backbench Business Committee debate, 14 Dec: the contribution of co-operative and mutual societies to the economy and public life.

13 December 2021

COP26 was a crucial moment in the fight against climate change. TCFD reporting is an important part and something all organisations ought to plan for.

06 December 2021

We look at property fraud and how the Land Registry can help prevent it.

03 December 2021

How thorough should an investigation be?

02 December 2021

While SUs have a variety of more pressing matters to consider, pensions are often the largest liability a SU carries.

30 November 2021

One of the partners in our community-led housing team is currently developing her own cohousing project in Cumbria.

29 November 2021

A new report released by the National Housing Federation offers useful guidance for groups.

25 November 2021

We look here at the legal and practical reasons why academy trusts need to manage conflicts of interest and what this means for them in practice.

24 November 2021

From 30 November new Transfer Regulations will enable trustees to refuse a member’s transfer request where a pensions scam is suspected.

24 November 2021

Watch our video in which the Wrigleys community-led housing team share stories of legal issues faced by CLTs and how these were solved.

23 November 2021

A case under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 highlights the importance of checking the ownership of joint property.

22 November 2021

Supreme Court confirms that offers which would temporarily take a term of employment out of collective bargaining procedures can be unlawful.

19 November 2021

The minimum age from which a member can access their pension is increasing from 55 to 57 from 6 April 2028.

16 November 2021

Reflections from our second Senior Leadership Forum.

15 November 2021

Recent case considered whether menopausal symptoms could have substantial adverse impact on claimant.

12 November 2021

Wrigleys recently hosted a climate café for community-led-housing projects, which generated thoughtful discussions and lots of buzzy energy.

03 November 2021

A High Court judgment has affirmed that minor data breaches, handled swiftly, won’t normally justify an award of damages to affected data subjects.

01 November 2021

Dismissal was not discriminatory because employer did not know about disability.

25 October 2021

A look at the key structuring and decision making processes which are put in place for a successful employee owned business.

19 October 2021

Additional requirements for academy trusts considering agreed exits for staff.

15 October 2021

Employers are currently dealing with a number of issues in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic.

14 October 2021

How can students’ unions make their voice heard?

07 October 2021

Disabled Adaptations in Leasehold flats and common parts.

30 September 2021

The provisions of the Pension Schemes Act 2021 creating new criminal offences and financial penalties come into force on 1 October 2021.

30 September 2021

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion - what is behind the words?

29 September 2021

The effects of The Payment Services Directive

28 September 2021

Tribunal decision will provide comfort for employers who sent pregnant staff home for health and safety reasons.

28 September 2021

Wrigleys are delighted to offer Charlotte Nutt and Imogen Taylor permanent contracts in two different teams.

27 September 2021

We consider the implications for the previous owners, the Trust and the employees on the onward sale of the shares in the trading company.

24 September 2021

Dismissal was unfair but decision-maker was not motivated by protected disclosures.

23 September 2021

Workers have limited rights to request paid leave.

23 September 2021

We explore Family Investment Companies and whether they could be right for you.

22 September 2021

School Aged Immunisation Service will be legally responsible for the rollout.

17 September 2021

Tribunal decision offers useful insight into how employers may have been exposed to claims during the pandemic.

10 September 2021

The deadline is fast approaching to apply for the next stage of the Community Housing Fund.

08 September 2021

We take a look at the increase in hourly rates which deputyship firms can charge from 1st October 2021.

06 September 2021

Ever wanted to live on a boat? – The community led housing (CLH) movement continues to grow, and we look at ways in which CLH might take to the water.

27 August 2021

EAT decision confirms that Tribunals should only do so in limited circumstances.

23 August 2021

Film company failed to defend claim on the basis that there was an occupational requirement not to be pregnant.

20 August 2021

Failure to consider furlough in redundancy context meant decision to dismiss was unfair.

12 August 2021

EAT decision adds to established principles on the reasonableness of paying for a role no longer being performed.

04 August 2021

This article aims to summarise the most important parts of the Subsidy Control Bill (the “Bill”) following its publication on 30 June 2021.

30 July 2021

Vaccination requirement will apply to most people working in CQC regulated care homes from 11 November 2021.

30 July 2021

Response proposes introduction of new duty on employers to take ‘all reasonable steps’ to prevent sexual harassment.

28 July 2021

New guidance from the Court of Protection on appointing the Official Solicitor in both personal welfare and property, and affairs proceedings.

27 July 2021

Will the proposals for financing the removal of Grenfell-style cladding affect community-led housing groups?

23 July 2021

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

22 July 2021

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

16 July 2021

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

15 July 2021

The prospectus for the next round of the Community Housing Fund should be published in August. Groups hoping to apply need to start preparing now.

14 July 2021

Ensuring the future of a family business is often of utmost concern to families and is a crucial decision that requires careful thought and planning.

09 July 2021

Women are still more likely to have caring responsibilities despite increase in fathers caring for children.

09 July 2021

The Information Commissioners Office (“ICO”) has published its decision to fine the charity Mermaids £25,000 following a data breach.

08 July 2021

We look here at the benefits of good governance for schools and academy trusts.

05 July 2021

We explore the most appropriate way to leave money to a vulnerable young person in your will.

02 July 2021

A look at the key characteristics of a robust employee-owned business and how this should be managed for a successful future.

01 July 2021

Michael Wilcock has been offered a permanent role with Wrigleys Solicitors following his successful training contract.

30 June 2021

But EAT makes clear that misgendering may constitute discrimination or harassment.

29 June 2021

Where changes to your charity have occurred rapidly, ensuring good governance and strong policies and procedures is vital.

29 June 2021

TUC calls for long Covid to be a deemed disability and highlights the ongoing and potential future impact Covid may have on workforces.

24 June 2021

The latest Academies Financial Handbook, now called the Academy Trust Handbook, has been published. We look here at the key changes.

24 June 2021

This article considers the main benefits, both financial, commercial and social, from transitioning your business to employee ownership.

23 June 2021

Employee ownership can be a preferred option available to businesses when considering succession planning. In this article we consider why.

21 June 2021

In this article we briefly cover the basics of employee ownership and what it could mean for the future of your business.

21 June 2021

We consider three formal structures available for employee-owned businesses and why these may be suitable.

17 June 2021

Failure to explore negotiations with employee were key factor.

17 June 2021

Schools are already dealing with concerns about the possibility of vaccinating pupils.

08 June 2021

In this article we look at the numerous reports and policy papers surrounding tax reform.

04 June 2021

Government updates guidance to reflect step 3 of the roadmap for easing restrictions.

28 May 2021

Vaccination scheme had legitimate aims and that penalties and fines were proportionate.

27 May 2021

The government is due to release its new model shared ownership lease, following on from a recent consultation that drew over 250 responses.

26 May 2021

What employers need to know to avoid civil penalties.

24 May 2021

Lack of manual handling training in lifting disabled pupil was a fundamental breach of contract.

18 May 2021

The UK Government has recently announced an update to its Home Building Fund which could be of great use to community led housing projects in England.

17 May 2021

Draft bill excludes community housing leases from new rules prohibiting the charging of financial ground rents on new, long residential leases.

14 May 2021

Our Private Client team considers the law surrounding the provision for cohabitees on death.

13 May 2021

When will the disposal of shares by trustees qualify for Entrepreneurs’ Relief?

07 May 2021

Wrigleys are pleased to announce the promotion to the partnership of Matthew Featherstone within the agriculture and rural property team.

06 May 2021

EAT: The way H&S activities were carried out was not separable from performing the activities.

04 May 2021

Community land trusts could take on a central community role in a post-Covid world by providing co-working spaces.

30 April 2021

Court of Appeal denies Addison Lee appeal following the Supreme Court’s decision in Uber v Aslam.

27 April 2021

Tribunal considers application of workplace protection in cases of ‘serious and imminent danger’.

26 April 2021

Workers who are permitted to sleep during the shift are not performing “time work” or “salaried hours work”

23 April 2021

Representatives will often find themselves faced with agreements or contracts to sign, including sponsorship, advertising, coaching or marketing.

22 April 2021

Considerations for school employers following changes to working from home and shielding advice.

16 April 2021

This case highlights the issue of stranded workers still being “ready and willing” to work.

15 April 2021

As the country emerges from lockdown, what do employers need to know about the rules on working from home?

12 April 2021

Community groups will be able to bid for funding from June 2021, to help rescue local community assets at risk of being lost.

08 April 2021

A large number of trusts that were not previously required to register must now register on TRS in 2022.

06 April 2021

This article looks at the ‘Coming Home’ Report, recently published by the Church of England addressing the current housing crisis in this country.

29 March 2021

New proposed measures continue debate on free speech on university campuses.

26 March 2021

Upcoming rule changes and what organisations should know.

24 March 2021

Review of the Government’s response to Law Commission recommendations for reform.

23 March 2021

EAT decides employees can transfer to more than one employer in a service provision change.

22 March 2021

Court of Appeal decision highlights careful balance between freedoms and limitations of expression.

22 March 2021

Court of Appeal dismisses latest in series of cases brought by former magistrate.

16 March 2021

One of the partners in our community-led housing team is currently developing her own cohousing project in Cumbria.

11 March 2021

Budget announcement signals more of the same for 2021.

10 March 2021

Wrigleys are delighted to welcome Will Foley to their Leeds office.

05 March 2021

Students’ unions that want to incorporate this summer need to start the process now.

04 March 2021

We summarise the main tax policy announcements.

04 March 2021

The impact on UK’s data protection regime and steps UK charities need to take to ensure personal data can continue to flow across UK-EEA borders.

03 March 2021

Employer was entitled to dismiss in circumstances surrounding the refusal.

03 March 2021

The Wrigleys court of protection team will be delivering a series of webinars throughout March this year.

03 March 2021

What does it say about Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax?

26 February 2021

This issue came up recently in the case of E v London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham [2021] EWCOP 7 and here is what happened.

26 February 2021

Decision brings long-running case on key aspects of workers status to an end.

25 February 2021

EAT: assessment of whether employer took all reasonable steps to prevent discrimination should include deciding if a step is likely to be effective.

24 February 2021

The legal considerations for schools and academy trusts.

23 February 2021

As part of its response to the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission report.

17 February 2021

Regulations introduced in November 2020 have been scrapped due to ‘unintended consequences’

16 February 2021

Out with the old and in with the new…Brexit, the new subsidy control measures, and what they mean for your charity.

11 February 2021

This article covers what is reasonable, disciplinary procedures and discrimination claims.

05 February 2021

A recent case examines the so-called ‘costs plus’ rule when considering indirect discrimination justification.

26 January 2021

Decision took account of employee’s length of service prior to leaving the organisation.

25 January 2021

A closer look at your charity’s obligation to prepare and file annual accounts.

20 January 2021

Your questions answered.

18 January 2021

A closer look at your charity’s obligation to prepare and file an annual report.

15 January 2021

We are delighted to announce that Wrigleys is now a member of the Brain Injury Group’s Court of Protection panel.

15 January 2021

Employers need to be aware of this increasingly important provision.

14 January 2021

We explore what we have learnt about Academy Trust Governance during Covid-19.

12 January 2021

A closer look at your charity’s obligation to file an annual return.

11 January 2021

Wrigleys are delighted to have welcomed new solicitors and tax professionals into three different teams across the firm during 2020.

07 January 2021

EAT decision strikes balance between rights and protections created under the Agency Workers Regulations 2010.

05 January 2021

We look at the position for special schools and alternative provision following last night’s televised address by Boris Johnson.

04 January 2021

EAT: An employer’s motive and conduct in making a role redundant is not relevant to determining if a redundancy situation exists.

21 December 2020

When will large gardens and grounds qualify?

14 December 2020

Wheatlands Aire Valley Engineering Limited (WAVE) puts in place new employee ownership trust.

14 December 2020

GMP equalisation – our pensions team look at the outcome of third Lloyds case on transfers and consider some of the practical issues for trustees.

10 December 2020

Wrigleys are pleased to announce 4 promotions across the firm's 3 offices: Sheffield, Leeds and Newcastle.

04 December 2020

DBS recommends employers change recruitment questions about convictions and cautions to reflect these new rules.

03 December 2020

What should schools and academy trusts consider before observing remote and face to face lessons in the Covid-19 crisis?

30 November 2020

Redundancy payments should be based on pre-furlough pay but what happens where employees have no normal hours?

27 November 2020

LMS a 21 year old with Sotos Syndrome, significant autism and some learning disability lacked the capacity to manage her own finances.

25 November 2020

High Court: UK has failed to implement EU law protecting workers from detriment on health and safety grounds.

24 November 2020

Proposed reforms to IHT & CGT: How might the government balance its books in the long term & attempt to recover some of the financial costs of COVID?

17 November 2020

Recent case considered whether an employer could have prevented a practical joke that caused injury.

16 November 2020

Local Government Ombudsman considers whether deputyship costs should be allowed as an expense in residential social care means testing.

12 November 2020

We look at the key highlights for multi academy trusts from the DfE’s School and Trust Governance Investigative Report.

11 November 2020

Interest in establishing a Mutual Home Ownership Society (MHOS) is growing among CLH groups. We explore what it means to be an MHOS & how it works.

10 November 2020

Long-term affordability is often a key aim for community-led housing groups. Here, we outline models which can facilitate perpetual affordability.

05 November 2020

Formerly shielding individuals advised not to attend work during lockdown.

02 November 2020

Government announces furlough support as previously available at 1 August.

30 October 2020

Employees on maternity leave have special protections which employers should be aware of as they make key workforce decisions in the coming months.

29 October 2020

Is there a lower expectation of privacy for those working in certain professions?

28 October 2020

It’s become increasingly popular for surplus land to be considered by town & parish councils for community-led housing. We explore the reasons why.

27 October 2020

Is the LGO making the right call with complaints around deprivation of capital? We look at two recent decisions which have raised concern.

23 October 2020

Employers’ contribution to the wages of workers on the scheme significantly reduced.

22 October 2020

EAT confirms the Acas Code of Practice applied where a protected disclosure led to dismissal.

19 October 2020

At Wrigleys Solicitors, we have been at the forefront of the community-led housing movement for over thirty years.

19 October 2020

Value-for-money is a daily concern, driven by funding constraints and compliance. So what are the key considerations for academy trusts and CEOs?

15 October 2020

Health and Safety Executive guidance includes advice on supporting vulnerable workers and first aid cover during the pandemic

12 October 2020

Highlighting recent cases and guidance.

09 October 2020

The Secretary of State has directed that remote education shall be a legal requirement. So what does this mean for schools and trusts?

08 October 2020

As a remote education offering is soon to become a legal requirement, a reminder that safeguarding duties persist.

05 October 2020

A long awaited catch up.

01 October 2020

As a former academy trust CEO is barred from school management, we look at the lessons that can be learned.

29 September 2020

Key considerations for employers dealing with requests to work differently in the context of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

28 September 2020

Employers must fund at least 55% of normal wages if claiming under the new scheme.

28 September 2020

This is an attempt to make it easier for people to record their final wishes whilst continuing to protect the elderly and the vulnerable.

25 September 2020

The first Child Trust Funds have started to pay out this month.

24 September 2020

What are the legal considerations for school leaders?

23 September 2020

Particular adverse effects of delusions on the individual were not ‘long-term’.

21 September 2020

Government minister says HMRC is working on planning assumption of 5-10% error and fraud rate.

21 September 2020

The Wrigleys’ charities and social economy team is delivering a series of webinars this autumn.

18 September 2020

Is your school discriminating against pupils with disabilities because of Covid-19 risks?

17 September 2020

As covid restrictions flux and local lockdowns increase, agile governance is ever more important. What does this mean for schools and academy trusts?

16 September 2020

Public concern fails to trigger a meaningful investigation.

14 September 2020

Laurel Sleet and Daniel Lewis have been offered permanent roles.

10 September 2020

Unfair to dismiss for reputational damage when this was not put to the teacher as a formal allegation.

04 September 2020

The House of Commons Treasury Committee has taken evidence from a panel of tax experts on its inquiry called “Tax after Coronavirus”.

03 September 2020

Following lockdown and the phased and full opening of schools, we look at the importance of ensuring your contracts are up-to-date.

01 September 2020

Case helpfully clarifies an important aspect of the interaction between reasonable adjustments and s.15 discrimination claims.

25 August 2020

Recent case suggests a reasonable adjustment may take the form of an undertaking.

20 August 2020

Key changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and how to calculate termination payments for furloughed staff.

19 August 2020

Employers cannot claim the Job Retention Bonus where the employee is under notice of termination of employment before 1 February 2021.

18 August 2020

Court case confirms that members of charitable companies are fiduciaries and owe duties as such. We look at what this means for charitable companies.

12 August 2020

Court identifies significant factors for a tribunal to consider when determining employment status.

11 August 2020

We look at how students might request grading information from schools and colleges following results day and how to deal with such requests.

10 August 2020

A court case has confirmed that members of charitable companies are fiduciaries and owe duties as such. We look at what this means for academy trusts.

05 August 2020

HMRC has announced two new tax reliefs for housing co-operatives.

04 August 2020

Some key legal considerations for employers carrying out formal consultation processes.

03 August 2020

It's now over two years to the month since the biggest change in data protection law for a generation.

31 July 2020

The way an athlete was funded meant that there was no employer-employee relationship.

30 July 2020

Latest updates from the Law Commission report.

29 July 2020

Although offering an appeal is recommended, there is no statutory right to one in redundancy situations.

28 July 2020

Wrigleys are delighted to welcome Orlando Bridgeman to their Newcastle office.

27 July 2020

Law Commission recommends exemptions for CLH developments from freehold acquisition claims.

24 July 2020

The recent ECJ judgment in Schrems II has shaken up data sharing arrangements outside the EEA. We look at the impact of the decision on charities.

23 July 2020

The Office of Tax Simplification is reviewing Capital Gains Tax. We look at how this might affect Wrigleys’ rural clients.

22 July 2020

We answer the questions most asked by our clients about the recently announced Stamp Duty Land Tax holiday.

20 July 2020

This article touches on governance, charity law and conflicts.

17 July 2020

This article explains the legal requirements that come with exempt charity status.

16 July 2020

The Black Lives Matter movement has made diversity a focus for schools and trusts. We look at the Charity Governance Code and how this can help you.

15 July 2020

Plans include a Job Retention Bonus for employers who keep on furloughed staff and opportunities for young people.

14 July 2020

Recent case highlights the difference between working under a contract of employment and ‘collateral work’.

14 July 2020

Follow our solicitor as she develops her own cohousing project.

13 July 2020

We look at the law and our experience of transferring contracts from a local authority to the deputy.

10 July 2020

Complaints continue to be received by HMRC about possible furlough fraud by employers.

09 July 2020

We consider the ICO’s guidance for organisations conducting testing of employees and provide practical advice for complying with data protection law.

08 July 2020

This article explores the use of DPIAs in schools, when they must be used and tips on undertaking a meaningful assessment of data protection risks.

30 June 2020

The following guide summarises the key requirements that members and boards of academy trusts must satisfy when making decisions.

29 June 2020

What are the implications of monitoring employee communications in the current crisis?

26 June 2020

Tax tribunal decision offers helpful summary of the law on employment status.

25 June 2020

The new Academies Financial Handbook has been published which will be effective from 1st September 2020. We look here at what it means for your trust.

24 June 2020

Sixth form colleges are governed by corporations or academy trusts, as exempt charities. We explore what this means and complying with their duties.

22 June 2020

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act is currently being considered in the House of Lords and is expected to become law later this month.

19 June 2020

Some of your questions answered.

19 June 2020

New Government guidance on flexible furlough published and new HMRC enforcement powers announced

18 June 2020

Increasingly, charities are considering including community-led housing as part of their activities - we look at some of the key considerations here.

16 June 2020

With new quarantine rules in force, can employers exercise control over where an employee goes on holiday or whether they go on holiday at all?

15 June 2020

A look at some of the most common issues with poorly drafted Wills.

12 June 2020

Teachers are finding it understandably difficult to adapt to remote working.

11 June 2020

The importance of keeping your Will updated and letting people know where it is.

10 June 2020

HMRC to Allow Applications for Post-Transaction Refunds Based on the Replacement of Main Residence Exemption Outside of the Usual 3 Year Time Limit.

09 June 2020

The Wrigleys employment team is delivering a series of webinars on equality in the workplace this summer.

08 June 2020

Decision highlights the limits of a generic confidentiality clause in settlement agreements.

05 June 2020

We look at a recent case which has provided helpful clarity in relation to a school’s capacity to enter contracts.

05 June 2020

The history of the trade union movement evidences the impact unions have had on protecting the health, safety and welfare of staff.

03 June 2020

Government outlines changes to the Job Retention Scheme to take place between July and October 2020.

02 June 2020

Wrigleys Solicitors and Satis Education partner up to provide a comprehensive service for academy trusts.

01 June 2020

The Court of Appeal rule that the Right to Rent Scheme is not incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.

29 May 2020

Important considerations for employers who have decided to furlough staff

27 May 2020

The key risks of changing terms on a TUPE transfer – even when they are beneficial to the employee.

26 May 2020

Our CLH team held a virtual social in May, the theme of which was what the future holds for the sector, in the aftermath of the Covid-19 epidemic.

22 May 2020

How can the Covid-19 epidemic offer an opportunity to reshape capitalism towards a kinder, more inclusive economy?

22 May 2020

In this article, we look at some of the limitations of the B Corp model in improving corporate responsibility.

21 May 2020

Why are criminals using international students and what can students' unions be doing to raise awareness and protect students?

20 May 2020

The Wrigleys community-led housing team is delivering a series of bite-size webinars.