A guide to the advantages of Disabled Persons Trusts for Parents, Carers and Advisors including tax efficiency and protection of means-tested benefits
The recent case of Butler considers services provided by the wedding events business and whether or not these qualified for business property relief.
However, protection from third-party harassment provisions of the Equality Act 2010 will not be restored.
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?
A guide to redundancy: pooling and selection for redundancy
Supreme Court: 3-month gap will not break a series of unlawful deductions.
Work experience student was in a role akin to employment but school was not vicariously liable for sexual assault.
ESG (short for environmental, social and governance) is a hot topic but what is it and do students’ unions need an ESG strategy?
UK Government abandons higher Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) targets, providing relief for landlords.
Recent case indicates that employers will need to take common sense approach to insulting terms.
Decision to dismiss was outside the band of reasonable responses.
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.
Paper provides an overview of the issues around AI and employment in the UK.
EAT confirms employer’s belief can be ‘something arising in consequence of disability'.
A guide to redundancy: the foundations of a fair redundancy process.
Package includes increased protection in redundancy scenarios and additional neonatal rights.
The UK Government has launched an open consultation on the taxation of Employee Ownership Trusts ("EOT") and Employee Benefit Trusts ("EBT").
We summarise the key changes which trust leaders need to be aware of in the recently published Academy Trust Handbook.
EAT: tribunal must consider whether dismissal was because of a justified objection to the way protected beliefs were manifested.
The Q&A provides a helpful reference point for employers when responding to a DSAR.
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.
If the person who has been injured is mentally capable, they and their trustees can negotiate a support payment with a family member.
The new Charities Act became law in February 2022, introducing a wide range of technical changes to charity law which will impact many charities.
Wrigleys Solicitors is proud to announce the promotion of two of its leading solicitors, Alacoque Marvin and Chelsea Martin.
Supreme Court rules religious organisation was not vicariously liable for rape by community elder.
Proposals include changes to holiday leave and pay administration and collective consultation requirements.
Proposals include changes to holiday leave and pay administration and collective consultation requirements.
ACAS raises concerns over key aspects of the proposed Code.
We review the proposed changes to the Data Protection and Digital Information (No.2) Bill (“the Bill”) and consider their impact on academy trusts.
The recent case of Firth has continued the debate as to whether aparthotels and furnished holiday lets qualify for business property relief.
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.
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.
We review key rates and figures changes in employment law
Recent case brought under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
EAT: claimant was dismissed by means of letter which wrongly referred to termination by mutual agreement.
The first major change to data protection law since Brexit has passed its second reading in the House of Commons.
Disciplinary action was taken because of objectionable manifestation of religious beliefs rather than the beliefs themselves.
Update to guidance follows budget announcement of support for returners over 50.
EAT confirms Tribunal decision that challenging the claimant’s confrontational behaviour was not discrimination under s.15 Equality Act.
The Spring Budget 2023 announced an update to the CITR rules for CDFIs, which could inject significant additional lending capacity into the sector.
The FCA is changing the format of its guidance on its registration function under the Co-operatives and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014.
We are delighted that our partner Lynne Bradey has been accepted as an Associate Member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
We explore how trust leaders can further engage with stakeholders and foster unity within the constraints of funding and government guidance.
The MEES regulations prohibit landlords from granting any new leases of any building (be it for domestic or commercial use).
We are delighted to welcome partner Suzannah Farnell, consultant Julia Rangecroft and solicitors Bella O’Keeffe and Abigail Walker.
Dismissal was a proportionate means of achieving legitimate aim of ensuring staff were capable of satisfactory attendance.
Key legal considerations for schools and academy trusts.
If confirmed, the new code of practice could significantly impact the way employers approach changes to terms and conditions.
We give an update following the recent decision regarding the availability of Entrepreneurs’ Relief for trusts.
Flexible working has become a regular part of the post-Covid-19 working world.
Cohabitating partners make up the fastest growing type of family in the UK, with over 3.6 million partners cohabiting.
Academy trusts must comply with their procurement obligations under the Academy Trust Handbook 2022 and the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
In this article we have set out some brief updates of interest to the charity and social economy sector.
Workers identified as having to provide minimum service would not be protected from dismissal for taking strike action.
EAT decision confirms guidelines on when a grievance might constitute an existing dispute.
What is the potential impact of the Bill on Employment Law in the UK?
We review a recent case concerning a vulnerable young person who lacks the capacity to manage their own finances; in particular means tested benefits.
We recap the key employment legislative changes of 2022 and look ahead to 2023.
What does a students’ union need to consider if undertaking trading activity?
If passed into law, the Bill would give employees a statutory right to take time off work to attend fertility treatment clinic appointments.
EAT: Dismissal for lack of political neutrality would not relate to political opinion or affiliation.
Our Private Client team considers the law surrounding the protection of cohabitees when a relationship breaks down.
Government confirms historic changes to the law on co-operatives, which will help to safeguard co-operative assets in the long-term.
Helpful guidance issued on seeking an order for sale of property from the Court of Protection.
We answer five key questions to help employers avoid some common pitfalls in using settlement agreements.
Is gifting assets to children during your lifetime worth it?
The Charity Commission has announced that access to its online trustee portal (Portal) will be changing gradually from November this year.
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?
We take a look at which criteria you need to meet in order to be entitled.
Statutory conversion routes provide a streamlined way to change legal structure.
A series of short articles based around the members of a retired English teachers’ book club who coincidentally all have questions relating to gifting
Good governance is crucial to the effective operation of societies – particularly those looking to grow.
Are community-led housing projects subject to the community infrastructure levy, and what can they do about it?
How can student’s unions run campaigns and engage with political activity whilst complying with Charity Commission guidance?
We signpost useful resources for CLH groups that will assist whether you are at the beginning of your journey or a well-established community.
Developing an investment policy that takes account of legitimate ESG factors - long awaited legal clarification for charity trustees.
Highlighting five significant legal and regulatory developments which may be relevant to your charity’s pension arrangements and future plans.
We are delighted to announce that our Leeds office is moving to Wellington Place from our current home on Cookridge Street.
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.
What should employers do if the subject of a disciplinary process raises a grievance?
Supreme Court: all workers are due 5.6 weeks’ paid annual leave no matter how many weeks they work.
Can an asset-locked society be converted into a community interest company (CIC)?
Only 52% of applications to register a new charity were successful in 2021-22. We share our hints and tips to maximise your chances.
Policy on use of service users’ preferred pronouns was a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim.
Tribunal decision confirms that symptoms of long covid are capable of meeting the definition of disability.
Are students’ unions seeing a rise in the number of student complaints? Is the type of complaints changing? How should they be handled?
Tribunal decision appears to highlight lack of legal recourse for women in these circumstances.
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).
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.
Helen Woodford has joined the Pensions team on a permanent basis, following her recent involvement with the firm in a consultancy role.
We are delighted to welcome Antonia Moore to our Leeds office.
EAT: employee did not reasonably believe in serious and imminent danger at work and so was not automatically unfairly dismissed.
ONS estimates that “long Covid” symptoms have adversely affected the day-to-day activities of 1.2 million people in the UK.
A look at a recent High Court decision which updates the law on trustees' duties in respect of investment policies and environmental impact.
We look at the role of the accounting officer in ensuring their trust board complies with its regulatory and legal responsibilities.
We are delighted to welcome Gabrielle Allen to the Sheffield Property team
Matters to be aware of in the event of an untimely death before, or shortly after, a divorce or dissolution is finalised.
With increasing infertility rates in the UK, is it time for better workplace support for staff undergoing fertility treatment?
Dealing with an employee who may be a perpetrator of violence or abuse.
Draft regulations issued by the Department for Work and Pensions still awaiting implementation date.
EAT finds that Tribunal failed to apply the ‘reasonable worker test’.
Sheffield Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) accredited solicitor calls for residents to review their wills ahead of “Update Your Will Week”
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
EAT decision paves way for appeal on tricky interpretation of PILON clauses.
An analysis of the current Office of the Public Guardian guidance regarding discretionary management funds when drafting Lasting Powers of Attorney.
Claimant was in business on his own account and not entitled to holiday pay or notice pay.
Office of the Public Guardian publishes new guidance for NHS providers which will aid best interest decision making by attorneys and deputies.
Four-week holiday entitlement carries over where right is denied, whether or not worker takes unpaid leave.
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
The governance and structure of sports clubs should be reviewed on a regular basis, which may involve considering incorporation.
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.
Measures a sole director-shareholder should consider during their lifetime to ensure the continuity of their business following their death.
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.
As we move through life, we naturally start to think about succession and how we are going to provide for future generations.
Employee’s genuine fear and scepticism did not override the vaccination requirement.
This articles briefly summarises the usual role and responsibilities of the Employee Ownership Trust in hybrid and indirect ownership trust structures
EAT decision highlights that abuse of the grievance process may give employers grounds to dismiss.
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.
Details of, and comments on, the recently launched HMRC consultation on reforms to the SDLT mixed property and multiple dwellings relief rules.
In some cases, delaying legal proceedings to pursue a grievance process will mean it is just and equitable to extend time.
Reflecting on the Backbench Business Committee debate, 14 Dec: the contribution of co-operative and mutual societies to the economy and public life.
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.
We look at property fraud and how the Land Registry can help prevent it.
While SUs have a variety of more pressing matters to consider, pensions are often the largest liability a SU carries.
A new report released by the National Housing Federation offers useful guidance for groups.
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.
From 30 November new Transfer Regulations will enable trustees to refuse a member’s transfer request where a pensions scam is suspected.
Watch our video in which the Wrigleys community-led housing team share stories of legal issues faced by CLTs and how these were solved.
A case under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 highlights the importance of checking the ownership of joint property.
Supreme Court confirms that offers which would temporarily take a term of employment out of collective bargaining procedures can be unlawful.
The minimum age from which a member can access their pension is increasing from 55 to 57 from 6 April 2028.
Wrigleys recently hosted a climate café for community-led-housing projects, which generated thoughtful discussions and lots of buzzy energy.
A High Court judgment has affirmed that minor data breaches, handled swiftly, won’t normally justify an award of damages to affected data subjects.
Dismissal was not discriminatory because employer did not know about disability.
A look at the key structuring and decision making processes which are put in place for a successful employee owned business.
Additional requirements for academy trusts considering agreed exits for staff.
How can students’ unions make their voice heard?
The provisions of the Pension Schemes Act 2021 creating new criminal offences and financial penalties come into force on 1 October 2021.
Tribunal decision will provide comfort for employers who sent pregnant staff home for health and safety reasons.
Wrigleys are delighted to offer Charlotte Nutt and Imogen Taylor permanent contracts in two different teams.
We consider the implications for the previous owners, the Trust and the employees on the onward sale of the shares in the trading company.
Dismissal was unfair but decision-maker was not motivated by protected disclosures.
We explore Family Investment Companies and whether they could be right for you.
Tribunal decision offers useful insight into how employers may have been exposed to claims during the pandemic.
We take a look at the increase in hourly rates which deputyship firms can charge from 1st October 2021.
EAT decision confirms that Tribunals should only do so in limited circumstances.
Film company failed to defend claim on the basis that there was an occupational requirement not to be pregnant.
Failure to consider furlough in redundancy context meant decision to dismiss was unfair.
This article aims to summarise the most important parts of the Subsidy Control Bill (the “Bill”) following its publication on 30 June 2021.
Vaccination requirement will apply to most people working in CQC regulated care homes from 11 November 2021.
Response proposes introduction of new duty on employers to take ‘all reasonable steps’ to prevent sexual harassment.
New guidance from the Court of Protection on appointing the Official Solicitor in both personal welfare and property, and affairs proceedings.
Will the proposals for financing the removal of Grenfell-style cladding affect community-led housing groups?
Decision that a teacher was unfairly dismissed when they were not prosecuted for criminal charges is overturned.
What can charities learn from the high profile collapse of the Kids Company?
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.
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.
Women are still more likely to have caring responsibilities despite increase in fathers caring for children.
The Information Commissioners Office (“ICO”) has published its decision to fine the charity Mermaids £25,000 following a data breach.
We look here at the benefits of good governance for schools and academy trusts.
A look at the key characteristics of a robust employee-owned business and how this should be managed for a successful future.
But EAT makes clear that misgendering may constitute discrimination or harassment.
Where changes to your charity have occurred rapidly, ensuring good governance and strong policies and procedures is vital.
TUC calls for long Covid to be a deemed disability and highlights the ongoing and potential future impact Covid may have on workforces.
This article considers the main benefits, both financial, commercial and social, from transitioning your business to employee ownership.
Employee ownership can be a preferred option available to businesses when considering succession planning. In this article we consider why.
In this article we briefly cover the basics of employee ownership and what it could mean for the future of your business.
Failure to explore negotiations with employee were key factor.
In this article we look at the numerous reports and policy papers surrounding tax reform.
Vaccination scheme had legitimate aims and that penalties and fines were proportionate.
The government is due to release its new model shared ownership lease, following on from a recent consultation that drew over 250 responses.
What employers need to know to avoid civil penalties.
Lack of manual handling training in lifting disabled pupil was a fundamental breach of contract.
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.
Draft bill excludes community housing leases from new rules prohibiting the charging of financial ground rents on new, long residential leases.
Our Private Client team considers the law surrounding the provision for cohabitees on death.
Wrigleys are pleased to announce the promotion to the partnership of Matthew Featherstone within the agriculture and rural property team.
EAT: The way H&S activities were carried out was not separable from performing the activities.
Community land trusts could take on a central community role in a post-Covid world by providing co-working spaces.
Tribunal considers application of workplace protection in cases of ‘serious and imminent danger’.
Workers who are permitted to sleep during the shift are not performing “time work” or “salaried hours work”
Representatives will often find themselves faced with agreements or contracts to sign, including sponsorship, advertising, coaching or marketing.
This case highlights the issue of stranded workers still being “ready and willing” to work.
Community groups will be able to bid for funding from June 2021, to help rescue local community assets at risk of being lost.
This article looks at the ‘Coming Home’ Report, recently published by the Church of England addressing the current housing crisis in this country.
Upcoming rule changes and what organisations should know.
EAT decides employees can transfer to more than one employer in a service provision change.
Court of Appeal decision highlights careful balance between freedoms and limitations of expression.
Court of Appeal dismisses latest in series of cases brought by former magistrate.
Budget announcement signals more of the same for 2021.
Students’ unions that want to incorporate this summer need to start the process now.
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.
The Wrigleys court of protection team will be delivering a series of webinars throughout March this year.
This issue came up recently in the case of E v London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham  EWCOP 7 and here is what happened.
EAT: assessment of whether employer took all reasonable steps to prevent discrimination should include deciding if a step is likely to be effective.
As part of its response to the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission report.
Out with the old and in with the new…Brexit, the new subsidy control measures, and what they mean for your charity.
A recent case examines the so-called ‘costs plus’ rule when considering indirect discrimination justification.
Decision took account of employee’s length of service prior to leaving the organisation.
A closer look at your charity’s obligation to prepare and file annual accounts.
A closer look at your charity’s obligation to prepare and file an annual report.
We are delighted to announce that Wrigleys is now a member of the Brain Injury Group’s Court of Protection panel.
Employers need to be aware of this increasingly important provision.
A closer look at your charity’s obligation to file an annual return.
EAT decision strikes balance between rights and protections created under the Agency Workers Regulations 2010.
We look at the position for special schools and alternative provision following last night’s televised address by Boris Johnson.
EAT: An employer’s motive and conduct in making a role redundant is not relevant to determining if a redundancy situation exists.
Wheatlands Aire Valley Engineering Limited (WAVE) puts in place new employee ownership trust.
GMP equalisation – our pensions team look at the outcome of third Lloyds case on transfers and consider some of the practical issues for trustees.
Wrigleys are pleased to announce 4 promotions across the firm's 3 offices: Sheffield, Leeds and Newcastle.
DBS recommends employers change recruitment questions about convictions and cautions to reflect these new rules.
What should schools and academy trusts consider before observing remote and face to face lessons in the Covid-19 crisis?
LMS a 21 year old with Sotos Syndrome, significant autism and some learning disability lacked the capacity to manage her own finances.
High Court: UK has failed to implement EU law protecting workers from detriment on health and safety grounds.
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?
Local Government Ombudsman considers whether deputyship costs should be allowed as an expense in residential social care means testing.
We look at the key highlights for multi academy trusts from the DfE’s School and Trust Governance Investigative Report.
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.
Long-term affordability is often a key aim for community-led housing groups. Here, we outline models which can facilitate perpetual affordability.
Formerly shielding individuals advised not to attend work during lockdown.
Employees on maternity leave have special protections which employers should be aware of as they make key workforce decisions in the coming months.
It’s become increasingly popular for surplus land to be considered by town & parish councils for community-led housing. We explore the reasons why.
Is the LGO making the right call with complaints around deprivation of capital? We look at two recent decisions which have raised concern.
Employers’ contribution to the wages of workers on the scheme significantly reduced.
EAT confirms the Acas Code of Practice applied where a protected disclosure led to dismissal.
At Wrigleys Solicitors, we have been at the forefront of the community-led housing movement for over thirty years.
Value-for-money is a daily concern, driven by funding constraints and compliance. So what are the key considerations for academy trusts and CEOs?
Health and Safety Executive guidance includes advice on supporting vulnerable workers and first aid cover during the pandemic
The Secretary of State has directed that remote education shall be a legal requirement. So what does this mean for schools and trusts?
Key considerations for employers dealing with requests to work differently in the context of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
This is an attempt to make it easier for people to record their final wishes whilst continuing to protect the elderly and the vulnerable.
What are the legal considerations for school leaders?
Government minister says HMRC is working on planning assumption of 5-10% error and fraud rate.
Is your school discriminating against pupils with disabilities because of Covid-19 risks?
As covid restrictions flux and local lockdowns increase, agile governance is ever more important. What does this mean for schools and academy trusts?
Public concern fails to trigger a meaningful investigation.
Unfair to dismiss for reputational damage when this was not put to the teacher as a formal allegation.
Following lockdown and the phased and full opening of schools, we look at the importance of ensuring your contracts are up-to-date.
Case helpfully clarifies an important aspect of the interaction between reasonable adjustments and s.15 discrimination claims.
Recent case suggests a reasonable adjustment may take the form of an undertaking.
Employers cannot claim the Job Retention Bonus where the employee is under notice of termination of employment before 1 February 2021.
Court case confirms that members of charitable companies are fiduciaries and owe duties as such. We look at what this means for charitable companies.
Court identifies significant factors for a tribunal to consider when determining employment status.
We look at how students might request grading information from schools and colleges following results day and how to deal with such requests.
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.
Some key legal considerations for employers carrying out formal consultation processes.
The way an athlete was funded meant that there was no employer-employee relationship.
Although offering an appeal is recommended, there is no statutory right to one in redundancy situations.
Law Commission recommends exemptions for CLH developments from freehold acquisition claims.
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.
The Office of Tax Simplification is reviewing Capital Gains Tax. We look at how this might affect Wrigleys’ rural clients.
This article touches on governance, charity law and conflicts.
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.
Plans include a Job Retention Bonus for employers who keep on furloughed staff and opportunities for young people.
Recent case highlights the difference between working under a contract of employment and ‘collateral work’.
We look at the law and our experience of transferring contracts from a local authority to the deputy.
We consider the ICO’s guidance for organisations conducting testing of employees and provide practical advice for complying with data protection law.
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.
The following guide summarises the key requirements that members and boards of academy trusts must satisfy when making decisions.
Tax tribunal decision offers helpful summary of the law on employment status.
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.
Sixth form colleges are governed by corporations or academy trusts, as exempt charities. We explore what this means and complying with their duties.
The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act is currently being considered in the House of Lords and is expected to become law later this month.
Some of your questions answered.
Increasingly, charities are considering including community-led housing as part of their activities - we look at some of the key considerations here.
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?
A look at some of the most common issues with poorly drafted Wills.
The importance of keeping your Will updated and letting people know where it is.
HMRC to Allow Applications for Post-Transaction Refunds Based on the Replacement of Main Residence Exemption Outside of the Usual 3 Year Time Limit.
What happens to your digital assets on the event of death.
Decision highlights the limits of a generic confidentiality clause in settlement agreements.
The history of the trade union movement evidences the impact unions have had on protecting the health, safety and welfare of staff.
Government outlines changes to the Job Retention Scheme to take place between July and October 2020.
Wrigleys Solicitors and Satis Education partner up to provide a comprehensive service for academy trusts.
Important considerations for employers who have decided to furlough staff
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.
In this article, we look at some of the limitations of the B Corp model in improving corporate responsibility.
The Wrigleys community-led housing team is delivering a series of bite-size webinars.
We look here at whether schools and academy trusts must comply with DfE guidance on the phased wider opening of schools from 1 June 2020.
The Tenant Fees Act prohibits many fees landlords might charge other than basics like rent, deposit, and utilities. Are all your charges permitted?
How can charities ensure they continue to be financially sustainable during the Covid-19 pandemic?
We summarise here the key elements of the phased wider opening of schools from 1 June 2020, announced by the Government on 11 May 2020.
As we reach the end of the seventh week in lockdown, and the media is full of eager reports about how we might get back to normal, I thought I would reflect on how Wrigleys has managed in this period. Our clients lives have not stopped because of the lockdown and a range of challenges […]
The Supreme Court has final say on long-running series of cases caused by an intentional data leak.
Further emergency measures are to be introduced to protect tenants from landlords 'aggressively' pursuing rent arrears.
We consider important steps to take in this lock down period in relation to your property insurance.
We consider the application of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to rural businesses and other Covid-19 related concerns affecting the sector.
Since the lockdown was announced on 23r March we have all had to adapt our daily and working lives. Deputies and attorneys have also had to find new ways to carry out their duties and to make sure the person they act for is protected, cared for and have all they need. To help work […]
We look here at the changes to admissions appeals procedures being introduced by the DfE in response to Covid-19.
We share with you some of the most frequently asked questions relating to COVID19 and data protection issues.
The Government has further clarified some details of the Job Retention Scheme.
Executing contracts during the Covid-19 pandemic.
This article addresses some of the types of insurance potentially relevant during the current COVID-19 pandemic and related effects on businesses.
In the recent case of ACC and others [EWCOP9] 2020 the Court of Protection has provided a helpful reminder to deputies as to what falls under the general authority as outlined in the deputyship order and also when to seek specific approval for contentious litigation and instructing other departments in a professional deputy’s firm. The […]
The Government has clarified some details of the Job Retention Scheme.
With schools closed, exams cancelled and new guidance issued on almost a daily basis schools are adapting quickly to deal with the current crisis.
Many independent schools are facing extremely difficult decisions in the light of the Covid-19 restrictions.
Active risk management is a key duty of charity trustees. The Covid-19 pandemic is an example of a risk arising.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has issued a series of guidance notes regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on UK pension schemes.
The Covid-19 pandemic is a "black swan" event and lockdown, social distancing and self isolation are the immediate consequences for individuals.
Many employers are facing extremely difficult decisions in the light of the Covid-19 restrictions and are working hard to find solutions.
Charities and social enterprises are grappling with how to manage meetings in this new era of working life.
In these uncertain and unsettling days we are all being forced to consider difficult issues.
Employers need to consider how they will adapt to make sure policies and procedures are applied appropriately during the current circumstances.
Scheme is open to all employers but those receiving continuing public funding to cover wage costs are not expected to use the scheme.
Dishonesty in investigation report was a fundamental breach of contract.
The Information Commissioners Officer (ICO) has recently issued reprimands to two schools.
Advice for employers on how to approach coronavirus and related employment issues
And what impact does this have on the nature of protected conversations?
This case involved concerns raised by the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) about the way an attorney was looking after his father’s affairs. There is nothing unusual in that and the OPG often brings cases to Court where their investigations of an attorney’s behaviour have found problems. In this case, the attorney felt aggrieved […]
Our solicitor Laura Moss talks about her own experiences developing a co-housing project.
EAT confirms employee must show the effect of their impairment is 'long term' at the time of the discriminatory acts.
The Spring Budget is due to be announced on 11 March 2020, will the Community Housing Fund be affected?
It's been almost two years since the GDPR came into force. We look at its impact and the ways schools can develop best practice in data protection.
The CLA has submitted a pre-Budget paper to the Treasury calling for diversified rural businesses to be taxed as a single trading Rural Business Unit.
Here we consider what tax policy announcements we might expect in Sajid Javid’s first budget on 11 March 2020.
Judge finds views were incompatible with human decency and conflicted with the fundamental rights of others.
An update in relation to the current position with the Probate Registry.
Dismissal and breach of right to privacy were justified by potential risk to employer's reputation as statutory safeguarding partner.