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30 July 2021

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

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

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

29 June 2021

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

24 June 2021

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

24 June 2021

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

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

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

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.

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 solicitor, Elizabeth Pearson 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

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.

04 March 2021

We summarise the main tax policy announcements.

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?

03 March 2021

Employer was entitled to dismiss in circumstances surrounding the refusal.

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

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

14 December 2020

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

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

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

19 October 2020

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

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

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

28 September 2020

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

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

Follow our solicitor as she develops her own cohousing project.

14 July 2020

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

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

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

19 June 2020

Some of your questions answered.

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.

19 May 2020

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.

18 May 2020

The Tenant Fees Act prohibits many fees landlords might charge other than basics like rent, deposit, and utilities. Are all your charges permitted?

15 May 2020

Employers face potential exposure to claims where furlough results in a reduction in pay.

14 May 2020

How can charities ensure they continue to be financially sustainable during the Covid-19 pandemic?

13 May 2020

How can employers avoid discrimination during the Covid-19 crisis?

13 May 2020

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.

12 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 […]

12 May 2020

Find out how Wills help you to provide for your "blended family" after your death.

07 May 2020

What happens next? Here are our recommended steps.

05 May 2020

The Supreme Court has final say on long-running series of cases caused by an intentional data leak.

30 April 2020

Further emergency measures are to be introduced to protect tenants from landlords 'aggressively' pursuing rent arrears.

28 April 2020

We consider important steps to take in this lock down period in relation to your property insurance.

21 April 2020

We consider the application of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to rural businesses and other Covid-19 related concerns affecting the sector.

21 April 2020

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 […]

21 April 2020

As the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme goes live, HMRC provides helpful guidance on calculating claims.

20 April 2020

We look here at the changes to admissions appeals procedures being introduced by the DfE in response to Covid-19.

17 April 2020

What issues does Covid-19 present in the estate planning context?

15 April 2020

We share with you some of the most frequently asked questions relating to COVID19 and data protection issues.

13 April 2020

The Government has further clarified some details of the Job Retention Scheme.

09 April 2020

For charities and social enterprises.

08 April 2020

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 […]

08 April 2020

Executing contracts during the Covid-19 pandemic.

08 April 2020

This article addresses some of the types of insurance potentially relevant during the current COVID-19 pandemic and related effects on businesses.

07 April 2020

We look here at the DfE guidance, published today, on school funding for the exceptional costs associated with Covid-19.

06 April 2020

The Government has clarified some details of the Job Retention Scheme.

03 April 2020

With schools closed, exams cancelled and new guidance issued on almost a daily basis schools are adapting quickly to deal with the current crisis.

03 April 2020

Many independent schools are facing extremely difficult decisions in the light of the Covid-19 restrictions.

02 April 2020

The law offers contracting parties limited relief from contracts when they become difficult or impossible to perform.

02 April 2020

Active risk management is a key duty of charity trustees. The Covid-19 pandemic is an example of a risk arising.

02 April 2020

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has issued a series of guidance notes regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on UK pension schemes.

02 April 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic is a "black swan" event and lockdown, social distancing and self isolation are the immediate consequences for individuals.

02 April 2020

Many employers are facing extremely difficult decisions in the light of the Covid-19 restrictions and are working hard to find solutions.

01 April 2020

Charities and social enterprises are grappling with how to manage meetings in this new era of working life.

31 March 2020

An update for charities and social enterprises.

31 March 2020

In these uncertain and unsettling days we are all being forced to consider difficult issues.

30 March 2020

Employers need to consider how they will adapt to make sure policies and procedures are applied appropriately during the current circumstances.

27 March 2020

Scheme is open to all employers but those receiving continuing public funding to cover wage costs are not expected to use the scheme.

20 March 2020

We look here at the precise terms of the Government announcement and the options open to special schools.

19 March 2020

Dishonesty in investigation report was a fundamental breach of contract.

13 March 2020

Changes for employers to note.

12 March 2020

The Information Commissioners Officer (ICO) has recently issued reprimands to two schools.

12 March 2020

We summarise the main tax policy announcements in the government's first budget of 11 March 2020.

05 March 2020

Advice for employers on how to approach coronavirus and related employment issues

28 February 2020

And what impact does this have on the nature of protected conversations?

28 February 2020

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 […]

27 February 2020

Our solicitor Laura Moss talks about her own experiences developing a co-housing project.

26 February 2020

EAT confirms employee must show the effect of their impairment is 'long term' at the time of the discriminatory acts.

26 February 2020

Do community-led housing organisations need to register with the Information Commissioner's Office?

25 February 2020

The Spring Budget is due to be announced on 11 March 2020, will the Community Housing Fund be affected?

24 February 2020

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.

21 February 2020

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.

19 February 2020

When the decision-maker's reason for dismissal is not the real reason.

12 February 2020

Here we consider what tax policy announcements we might expect in Sajid Javid’s first budget on 11 March 2020.

11 February 2020

Judge finds views were incompatible with human decency and conflicted with the fundamental rights of others.

10 February 2020

An update in relation to the current position with the Probate Registry.

07 February 2020

Dismissal and breach of right to privacy were justified by potential risk to employer's reputation as statutory safeguarding partner.

06 February 2020

Deputies are required to provide the OPG with an report each year detailing how they have managed the funds of their loved one. The OPG may ask you for evidence of your expenditure or ask you to justify certain expenses. It is therefore important to keep full and accurate records. Attorneys are not supervised in […]

05 February 2020

Lynne Bradey, partner at Wrigleys, welcomed Hywel Jenkins as he joined the health and care team in Sheffield.

04 February 2020

Recommendations for significant changes to the current regime are published.

03 February 2020

Good news for those who will potentially inherit more, but, the reality is that the Government rules rarely operate in the way people expect.

30 January 2020

Homeworking is becoming increasingly popular but employers should consider a number of important issues before agreeing to it.

29 January 2020

Will leaving the EU and the new political landscape mean more or less protection for workers?

29 January 2020

As professionals specialising in Court of Protection work we often hear from clients that they have been told by social services that they have to sell their parents’ home to pay their care fees. This is often a very stressful time for families and understanding what needs to be done and why can help make […]

27 January 2020

Are you a social enterprise looking for free legal support? We are pleased to announce the launch of our new legal clinic for social enterprises.

24 January 2020

The Court of Protection was asked by TQ a former carer of P to make a health and welfare deputy order under Section 16 in her favour. P has a life long diagnosis of a severe form of epilepsy, has severe global delay, is unable to verbally communicate and cannot walk. P requires 24 hour […]

23 January 2020

Introduction of race criterion in pre-registration of interest interview process was direct discrimination.

22 January 2020

You might have seen ‘What does the Court of Protection have to do with my vote?’ and ‘What does the Court of Protection have to do with my wedding?‘ (What other decisions can the Court of Protection make and when can it make them?  The case of PWK gives us some answers. It is not […]

22 January 2020

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) is responsible for supervising deputies and it has an important role in investigating allegations of wrong-doing by both deputies and attorneys. The OPG also keeps registers of all deputyship orders and Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs). These registers can be searched by member of the public. The OPG […]

17 January 2020

Employment tribunal judge was 'overwhelmingly' satisfied that ethical veganism met the necessary tests.

16 January 2020

In circumstances where a deputy or attorney is acting for someone (I will call them ‘P’ because that is the way they are referred to in the Mental Capacity Act 2005), that person usually has other day to day care needs. In this blog I am going to look at making payments to recognise the […]

13 January 2020

EAT: threat was materially influenced by employee's refusal to work at site after rest break refused.

10 January 2020

We look here at what it means for a school or academy trust to be an exempt charity and how they can comply with their duties.

10 January 2020

Recommendations of Low Pay Commission accepted subject to parliamentary approval.

09 January 2020

Developers are adopting new practices in response to the proposed ban on leasehold houses.

07 January 2020

How to make a successful start as a deputy or attorney Acting as a property and affairs attorney or deputy for a loved one can be a daunting task, but it is one that more and more of us are facing. You have the job of looking after some else’s finances and you very much […]

19 December 2019

As the holiday season dawns upon us, so does a newly elected government following the recent general election with a turnout of just under 32 million voters – approximately half the population of the UK! Prior to the election, I had overheard a conversation between one of our paralegals and one of our clients, a […]

19 December 2019

The impact of the FCA's new rules on what they term 'Speculative Illiquid Securities'

11 December 2019

Election manifestos promise key changes to employment law provisions in the UK.

06 December 2019

The Brexit Party's Manifesto includes only two pledges in relation to tax.

05 December 2019

We look here at the Green Party's key tax pledges in their proposal for a 'Green New Deal'.

04 December 2019

Like all of the three main parties' manifestos, the treatment of capital taxation in the Liberal Democrats' manifesto is limited. What can we glean?

03 December 2019

With the claim to raise £83 billion through reforms to taxation, we look here at the key tax pledges in their proposal to bring about 'real change'.

02 December 2019

We look here at the Conservative Party's key tax pledges in their proposal to 'unleash Britain's potential'

28 November 2019

A lot of people understand that the Court of Protection makes decisions about people’s finances.  The Court’s powers are much wider than this though. Where there is a dispute about whether a person has the mental capacity to marry, the Court of Protection will make a decision.  That is what happened in this case. In […]

27 November 2019

Installing hidden CCTV leading to workplace dismissals did not violate employees' rights to privacy.

26 November 2019

Recent employment and tax law decisions highlight risk that "self-employed" individuals engaged through their own companies could be employees.

25 November 2019

Employer was not found liable because it had taken all reasonable steps to prevent discriminatory act

25 November 2019

We look here at the key Conservative pledges for schools following publication of their manifesto yesterday.

25 November 2019

We look here at the pledges for schools in the Brexit Party's 'Contract with the People', published on Friday.

22 November 2019

We look here at the key Labour Party pledges for schools and the National Education Service, following publication of their manifesto yesterday.

21 November 2019

We look here at the key Liberal Democrat pledges for schools and the early years following publication of their manifesto yesterday.

19 November 2019

Given the uncertain election outcome and the chance that the Greens may find themselves in coalition with Labour and the SNP, it is worth a read.

19 November 2019

Courts and tribunals are not obliged to follow it, but guidance may be used as evidence in proceedings.

13 November 2019

The £5billion question

11 November 2019

Employee made redundant after employer refused to allow her to continue to job share.

07 November 2019

We look here at the manifesto pledges schools can expect to see ahead of the General Election on 12th December.

30 October 2019

Acas has published guidance for employers on supporting staff who are going through the menopause.

29 October 2019

A tribunal must make findings of fact in regard to improper conduct before disapplying s.111A.

28 October 2019

A number of recent developments may extend whistleblowing protection beyond employees and workers.

22 October 2019

Employment tribunal: Lack of belief in "transgenderism" is incompatible with human dignity

21 October 2019

Could the recent growth in student housing co-operatives be one solution to the challenge of housing students in an affordable, fair way?

15 October 2019

Some of the Wrigleys team recently attended the excellent Capacity, the Internet and Social Media conference organised by the Brain Injury Group.  We were treated to very practical and helpful sessions from an eclectic mix of speakers. The main takeaway points for us were: The concerns we have over vulnerability aren’t unique to the internet […]

10 October 2019

EAT upholds tribunal's decision that conduct was unwanted but not related to the claimant's sex

09 October 2019

There are a number of interesting projects happening in York at the moment, the most high profile of which are:

07 October 2019

What do employers and employees need to know about protests?

07 October 2019

One of the solicitors in our community-led housing team, Laura Moss, is in the process of setting up her own cohousing project.

30 September 2019

The national Court of Protection team are delighted to have been recognised in the national legal directory Legal 500, 2020, for a new ranking of tier 2. The team’s new profile reads: “Wrigleys Solicitors LLP covers all aspects of property and financial affairs and currently manages 101 deputyships and over 300 trusts. The specialist team […]

24 September 2019

The latest in our lecture series in honour of the late Matthew Wrigley, a founding partner of the firm, began on a sunny evening at Harewood House.

24 September 2019

EAT agrees that out of hours GP paid through her own company was a worker

23 September 2019

EAT rules that a partly self-interested disclosure could still pass the public interest test

20 September 2019

The How to Rent guide has been updated

20 September 2019

Proposals to reduce ill health-related job loss

19 September 2019

In this case, Allied Services Trust applied to be a property and affairs deputy for a person known as TWAH. The CEO of Allied Services Trust was already acting as interim deputy.  The Court looked at whether Allied Services Trust could be a deputy and if it could, what the requirements would be. Readers might […]

18 September 2019

Recent changes to non-statutory guidance produced by the Safer Recruitment Consortium

17 September 2019

Why schools might be cautiously optimistic going into the new year.

12 September 2019

Private Client advisor Lucy Hargreaves is celebrating her place on the definitive annual list of young private client practitioners across the UK.

12 September 2019

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has published a response to the consultation on a new statutory scheme.

03 September 2019

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has released guidance about its complaints and feedback procedure. The guidance can be found here. The guidance only relates to services the OPG provides and not any other body such as the Court of Protection or the High Court. The guidance details the information you will need to […]

03 September 2019

The guidance is designed to clarify key aspects of NDAs and signposts where to get advice from.

30 August 2019

The Wrigleys community-led housing team are hosting a series of lunchtime Twitter Q&A sessions throughout September and October.

29 August 2019

The recent case of FL v MJL [2019] EWCOP 31 looked at the authority of a deputy to make gifts from the surplus income of the person whose funds he manages. MJL is a very wealthy individual with wealth of around £17,000,000 resulting in an income in the region of £123,000 but the court’s decision […]

28 August 2019

Court of Appeal confirms school was wrong to pay holiday pay at the rate of 12.07% of earnings.

27 August 2019

"Current model is dependent on individual enforcement rather than seeking institutional change" say Committee.

20 August 2019

We are very pleased to announce that we are working on proposals to develop low cost homes in York, with Yorspace and Lowfield Green Housing Co-op.

19 August 2019

EAT provides useful guidance on a developing area of potential liability for employers.

12 August 2019

Fiona Wharton joins the top tier Charities and Social Economy team.

09 August 2019

The MEES regulations prohibit the grant of any new leases of buildings with an energy efficiency rating as shown on an EPC of below an E.

08 August 2019

If someone is employed illegally, will they have any rights under the employment contract or any protection under employment law?

06 August 2019

The Office of the Public Guardian has just published guidance on how it deals with safeguarding concerns. Court of Protection expert Lynne Bradey explores the guidance note.

05 August 2019

The government is seeking public feedback on a number of work-related topics which may interest you

30 July 2019

Court of Appeal confirms perceived disability discrimination claims are permissible under the Equality Act 2010

30 July 2019

Have you had any issues in obtaining funding?

29 July 2019

Making a covert recording could be gross misconduct in some circumstances but the recording may be admissible in the employment tribunal

29 July 2019

Proposed community led-housing exemption

26 July 2019

Employers need to have a clear non-discriminatory reason for action when dealing with religious expression

25 July 2019

Keeping Children Safe in Education: revised statutory guidance is expected to be in place from 2 September 2019.

24 July 2019

We are seeing an increasing number of town councils and parish councils explore the possibility of using their surplus land for community-led housing.

23 July 2019

We look here at the key messages from the latest ESFA letter to accounting officers of academy trusts to help you plan and prepare for what's coming.

23 July 2019

We have matched last year's success by maintaining their Band 1 ranking (regional guide) and are still a recognised National Leader (outside London).

22 July 2019

How might community-led housing help in providing enough rental housing for our ageing population?

18 July 2019

Charity Bank is inviting trustees, directors, CEOs and managers of charities and community organisations to sign up for their free event.

18 July 2019

The fee to make an application to the Court of Protection will reduce to £365 from 22 July 2019. The Court Fees (Miscellaneous Amendment) Order 2019 was laid before parliament on 1 July 2019.  The Order decreases Court fees payable in certain areas including the Court of Protection.  The application fee for Court of Protection […]

16 July 2019

We are pleased that the Lord Chancellor has announced the discount rate for personal injury lump sum compensation payments. The discount rate governs the amount of money a client should receive when they are paid compensation now for expenditure that will happen in the future.  That could be to purchase an adapted vehicle or equipment […]

15 July 2019

Simplifying the design of Inheritance Tax

11 July 2019

The ICO has taken action against British Airways under the GDPR. We look at the facts of the case and implications for charities & social enterprises.

11 July 2019

We consider the recent findings of government research regarding the approach of UK lenders in relation to properties affected by Japanese knotweed.

11 July 2019

Earlier this year this blog analysed the case of Re B: (Capacity: Social Media: Care and Contact) [2019] EWCOP3 in relation to social media. Those who read the judgement will have noticed that the judge also made findings in relation to other questions of capacity that appeared somewhat paradoxical.  There has now been an appeal […]

10 July 2019

We look here at the key changes included in the Academies Financial Handbook 2019 and what this means for the sector.

09 July 2019

Employer could not reasonably be expected to know about a disability as employee was unlikely to engage with medical enquiries

08 July 2019

We are delighted to announce our new Wrigleys office, based in Newcastle, open.

04 July 2019

Potentially, a couple could have a combined inheritance tax nil rate band of £1m from 6th April 2020.

25 June 2019

The aim and intentions of the consultation, a summary of Wrigleys' response and the government's proposed plans.

24 June 2019

Inducements to forgo collective bargaining: the risk of penal awards decreases after Court of Appeal decision.

18 June 2019

The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 has received Royal Assent. That means that the new liberty protection safeguards (LPS) will replace the current deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLs).  The LPS are due to come in in 2020 although there might be a period when the two regimes overlap. The LPS apply to people aged sixteen […]

13 June 2019

Double vision correctable by wearing a contact lens in one eye did not qualify as a disability.

13 June 2019

The key findings and recommendations of the Timpson Review of School Exclusion and the impact on exclusions and behaviour management in practice.

12 June 2019

Despite the proposed fees increase which was expected in April 2019, as I write today the fees are still at the same flat rate.

12 June 2019

And what to do when directors go rogue…

11 June 2019

No discrimination where special treatment is afforded to women in connection with pregnancy or childbirth

10 June 2019

What do you need to know about employing children?

07 June 2019

Key aspects to bear in mind when offering volunteering and work experience

06 June 2019

We find that groups struggle to find accountants who can provide the specialist tax advice needed, we want to share our experience to benefit you.

04 June 2019

People who become the subject of Court of Protection proceedings often do so at a time when their life has been impacted by a significant event, or when they are going through substantial change. One of the clear principles of the Court, and of the framework of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, is that capacity […]

30 May 2019

Time is running out to help extend the Community Housing Fund as the deadline for the Government's recent call for information is this Friday 31 May.

29 May 2019

A recent case highlights the difficulties employers face when new evidence comes to light at appeal

29 May 2019

EAT decision confirms that the key question is 'what effect does the discrimination have on the individual?'

29 May 2019

Consultation raises the prospect of greater company compliance requirements in future

28 May 2019

The Office of the Public Guardian has issued guidance for attorneys and deputies thinking of investing money for the person whose affairs they look after. The note reminds attorneys and deputies that they can’t do whatever they like with the person’s money, that the person should be supported to make decisions themselves where possible, and […]

24 May 2019

An agreed exit for school staff via a settlement agreement may be trickier than you think…

22 May 2019

An event fee is a charge made by a landlord on the occurrence of a specified event, for instance, if a tenant sells its lease.

21 May 2019

When applying to be appointed as someone’s financial Deputy or awaiting a registered Lasting Power of Attorney to be returned from the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) it may feel like the hard work is over once the document arrives in the post. In reality however, registering the document with financial institutions and utility […]

17 May 2019

An agreed exit for school staff via a settlement agreement may be trickier than you think…

16 May 2019

The range of options available, and the importance of acting early with professional input

15 May 2019

Wrigleys are pleased to announce 4 promotions in the firm's Leeds office.

08 May 2019

Cheshire Police were found to have directly discriminated against a white heterosexual male candidate

08 May 2019

Case law has considered the actions of an over-exuberant attendee to an office party in what continues to be a fact-specific area of law

02 May 2019

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) for England and Wales has just published a six year strategy to improve safeguarding of adults at risk https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/safeguarding-strategy-2019-to-2025-office-of-the-public-guardian. This includes developing a fully online service for users to register a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). Whilst more adults than ever now have a registered LPA, EPA or […]

01 May 2019

Wrigleys Trustees Limited, our trust corporation at Wrigleys Solicitors, remains a Court of Protection approved panel deputy, available to support people who lack mental capacity. Some professional deputies are called “panel deputies”.  A panel deputy is a deputy appointed from the Court approved list (who have undergone a stringent application process). It is often the […]

30 April 2019

Probationary periods are a common feature of employment – but what exactly are the implications of one?

30 April 2019

A family constitution can help provide structure alongside future-proofing the business.

16 April 2019

Regular readers of the blog will remember when Shaun Hill was jailed for breaching an injunction the Court of Protection had put in place to protect his father.  New readers can find our discussion of that case here . In this case, Imre Stalter was at risk of a jail sentence for breaching Orders designed […]

11 April 2019

A disabled employee should have been offered a dedicated parking space as a reasonable adjustment in line with the employer's own policy

10 April 2019

Marie-Louise Hamilton has been appointed managing partner and will start the role in May 2019.

29 March 2019

Should an employer wait for criminal proceedings to conclude before undertaking an internal disciplinary process?

29 March 2019

Did the treatment of a gay head teacher amount to constructive dismissal and sexual orientation discrimination?

18 March 2019

Assessing the implications of an absence of affordable housing for teachers, and considering how schools' surplus land could provide solutions.

15 March 2019

Employers who refuse rest breaks may be liable for personal injury caused by the lack of breaks

12 March 2019

Court of Appeal: employer had reasonable and proper cause to suspend pending investigation of allegations of unreasonable force against children

07 March 2019

Looking at the increasing trend for local authorities to charge for exclusions and the legality of this under the relevant funding regulations.

07 March 2019

Court of Appeal: TUPE transfer was principal reason for dismissal in the context of claimant's poor relationship with director of the transferee

05 March 2019

The internet, and particularly social media, can provide disabled persons with a great opportunity to express themselves, learn new skills and information, locate support, and interact with others. Sadly, it is not without its dangers. The NSPCC reported this month that over 5,000 online child grooming offences were recorded by police in England and Wales. […]

28 February 2019

Suggested response for community-led housing groups on the consultation paper – submissions due by 10 March

28 February 2019

The key elements of the, often either misunderstood or not properly implemented, exclusions procedure for maintained schools and academies.

28 February 2019

EAT: teacher's dismissal could not be discriminatory on the basis of the employer's religion or belief but was discriminatory on the ground of sex

28 February 2019

You might remember the case where the outsourcing of Deputyship duties went wrong? In the second round of litigation in this case following the Court’s decision that Matrix had acted not in compliance with either its statutory or fiduciary duty (as mentioned in our Lynne Bradey’s article here “Trust corporation fails vulnerable clients” – link […]

26 February 2019

The meaning of the phrase "nursing and other healthcare"

25 February 2019

Late teacher's estate awarded damages for school's failure to inform the TPS that she had exhausted sick pay and was not in pensionable service

21 February 2019

The meaning of the phrase “nursing and other healthcare” Executive Summary There is a substantial and growing disconnect between the public who see their relatives suffering from profound disability and illness, often involving neurological disorders such as dementia and stroke, and the view of NHS continuing care teams in Clinical Commissioning Groups that such patients […]

18 February 2019

The Government Equalities Office publishes new guidance as 2019's gender pay gap reporting deadline approaches

14 February 2019

School successfully challenges council's alteration of an Education and Health Care Plan and naming of an unsuitable school

13 February 2019

LCN v KF & Ors [2019] EWCOP This sad case involved CJF, a 13 year old boy who had suffered extensive injuries through negligence at his birth and who needed significant 24 hour care for all aspects of his life. He sadly died a few days after the case was decided. CJF’s mother was 18 […]

05 February 2019

Supreme Court upholds decision that the rules on disclosing multiple spent convictions in an enhanced DBS check are disproportionate and incompatible

28 January 2019

Two changes to the right to work check rules, intended to simplify the checking process, come into force on 28 January.

28 January 2019

The EAT has upheld the decision of an employment tribunal that a live-in carer was an employee of the client even though she contributed to tax & NI.

28 January 2019

Academy should have known teacher with reactive depression and PTSD was disabled and made reasonable adjustments

16 January 2019

The OTS's first report focuses on addressing the "practical complexities" of the regime.

16 January 2019

In the case of EXB v FDZ [2018] EWHC 3456 (QB) Foskett J, that was the question to be determined. At age 26 EXB was involved in a catastrophic road traffic accident from which he acquired a traumatic brain injury. This injury was expected to be lifelong and meant that EXB would likely need support […]

10 January 2019

The Government is consulting on the way small generators are paid for electricity they export to the grid –what is proposed, and what does this mean?

09 January 2019

Continuing our series examining key community-led housing concepts, we look at cohousing as an alternative to more conventional projects.

07 January 2019

In December, EHRC published a report on the first round of gender pay gap reporting, focusing on explanatory narratives and action plans.

07 January 2019

A look ahead to some of the key changes impacting on employers planned for 2019/20

18 December 2018

"Only for rock stars and professional footballers" was once the perception, but the reality is now much different.

18 December 2018

You might be surprised to find that the answer is yes. The case This case (Case Reference [2018] EWCOP 35) involves an elderly gentleman known as KJ who suffers from dementia.  There were concerns about the behaviour of two men, one named Shaun Hill.  It appears from the Judgement that KJ was Shaun Hill’s father. […]

12 December 2018

We look at the impact of proposed changes to enfranchisement law – community-led housing (CLH) groups should respond before 7 January 2019.

30 November 2018

Yes, the refusal of a contractual right to a four week trial period in an alternative role is very likely to lead to an unfair dismissal (EAT).

30 November 2018

Incapability dismissal may be unfair and discriminatory if employee is contractually entitled to income when incapacitated by permanent disability.

27 November 2018

This article explores the new proposed fees for obtaining a Grant of Probate in England and Wales announced by the Government this month.

22 November 2018

If you are a partner of a farming partnership business, it is worth having a written agreement containing the terms of the partnership.

19 November 2018

Employment tribunal was right to take a "realistic and worldly-wise" approach as written contract did not reflect the reality of the arrangement

15 November 2018

Court of Appeal holds purser paid 50% of full-time pay when available for work for more than 50% of full-time hours was less favourably treated.

14 November 2018

We highlight the statutory rights benefitting telecoms operators and how these could affect plans to carry out works to school property.

29 October 2018

Court of Appeal holds two directors of a company personally liable for dismissal-related losses.

29 October 2018

A recent Court of Appeal decision highlights the risk that data controllers will be found liable for damages due to a data breach of a rogue employee

25 October 2018

An in-depth look into the recent case of the Supreme Court overturning a decision made by the Court of Appeal of Northern Ireland.

24 October 2018

The sector is under fire again. What is being done and what can you do?

23 October 2018

What happens if you instruct your attorney to assist your suicide in your Lasting Power of Attorney? In this case, the Public Guardian made nine applications to the Court of Protection because he had received nine Lasting Powers of Attorney with provisions relating to euthanasia or assisted suicide. Some of the LPAs appeared to have […]

23 October 2018

When is an employer liable for an employee's actions?

22 October 2018

The first article in a new series, Back to Basics in Community-Led Housing, examining the key concepts in community-led housing.

22 October 2018

Your chance to have a say on the Law Commission's consultation paper, and other questions about the way employment tribunals work

22 October 2018

The tax system is not the most straightforward thing in the world.  Many people with full mental capacity and the ability to access the internet still find they need help to make sure they understand the HMRC policies and regulations. Who helps vulnerable people with their tax? This isn’t just about paying the right amount of […]

19 October 2018

Wrigleys Solicitors are pleased to welcome Hannah Allen, James Haikney and Kimberley Woodhead to its Leeds office.

17 October 2018

We look at the impact of community-led housing group's policies on the covenants in its leases - the written obligations between landlord and tenant.

12 October 2018

A qualified person can be appointed as deputy for property and financial affairs by virtue of holding an office in an approved organisation. The appointment will continue even if the office holder is replaced by another person. The Office of the Public Guardian should be informed of a change in office holder or other relevant […]

10 October 2018

The disqualification by association rules no longer apply to those working in schools and nurseries.

08 October 2018

We take a look here at what was new in the key policy announcements made by Damian Hinds in his speech to the Conservative Party Conference.

01 October 2018

We take a look here at what we can learn from the speech by the Shadow Education Secretary, Angela Rayner, to the Labour Party Conference.

25 September 2018

We look at an example of utilising school land and property, and how the school and academy trust should act.

24 September 2018

HMRC has further updated its guidance on compliance with the legislation of the registration of trusts which had tax liability.

21 September 2018

Before there is a flurry of over excited gifting, let me make it clear that this gift was only approved by the Court after a thorough consideration of the situation and a best interest assessment. Attorneys have very limited powers to make gift without the Court’s approval.  For example, an attorney can buy a birthday […]

21 September 2018

Set out below is a suggested budget representation on the impact of SDLT and ATED on co-operative societies.

13 September 2018

The recent Social Housing Green Paper "a new deal for social housing" has some interesting points to note in relation to community led housing.

11 September 2018

Disabled children with a tendency to abuse others physically should not fall outside the protection of discrimination legislation

10 September 2018

Wrigleys looks at the ways that electric vehicles could benefit estates and rural landowners.

22 August 2018

http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCOP/2018/17.html Readers might remember that Mr Fitzgerald, a very persistent maker of Court of Protection applications, reappeared a few weeks ago when his latest application was dismissed as without merit.  The last instalment can be found here It seems that Sir James Munby had not heard the last of the tireless Mr Fitzgerald after all.  […]

13 August 2018

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).

07 August 2018

In case some of you may have missed it, there has been a long awaited reduction in #COP fees from last Wednesday 25 July 2018. The application fee has reduced from £400 to £385 & Appeal fee from £400 to £320. The Hearing fee remains the same. For further information click here  

07 August 2018

Following the recent appointment of Sir Andrew McFarlane as President of the Family Division of the High Court comes the announcement of Mr Justice Hayden’s appointment as the new Vice-President for the Court of Protection. The team at Wrigleys wish to congratulate both on their appointments and look forward to the future development of the […]

30 July 2018

The community-led housing sector received welcome news this July, the fund provides grant funding for community groups in early stage of development.

30 July 2018

The recent case of Taulbut v Davey is the latest example of a homemade Will causing confusion, frustration, and fallout.

24 July 2018

Readers of the blog might remember Desmond Maurice Allan Fitzgerald, who featured in a previous posting which can be found here. The original dispute was about the affairs of A, Mr Fitzgerald’s aunt. A’s niece, C, was appointed as A’s deputy in May 2013.  Mr Fitzgerald had objected to this.  In fact Mr Fitzgerald objected […]

19 July 2018

From the 1 August 2018, important changes are being made to the automatic disqualification rules for charity trustees.

17 July 2018

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) is about to launch a mediation pilot scheme to deal with family conflicts about powers of attorney.   The scheme will apply to Enduring and Lasting Powers of Attorney.  The mediation will be face to face as far as possible.  The views of the person who made the power […]

12 July 2018

This article considers the risks of allowing japanese knotweed to spread on your land and the steps which a landowner can take.

04 July 2018

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

03 July 2018

We take a look at the evidence provided to the House of Commons Education Select Committee on 'Educating The North'

28 June 2018

Paying holiday pay at the rate of 12.07% of pay may not always comply with contractual or statutory entitlements.

26 June 2018

There are many reasons a property might be left unoccupied, but this poses additional risks and requirements for insurance.

25 June 2018

What do charities need to consider to demonstrate responsible management?

22 June 2018

Date: Wednesday 4 July 09:15 – 16:45 Venue: The Stoller Hall, Manchester, M3 1DA

19 June 2018

Wrigleys are pleased to announce 4 promotions in the firm's Leeds office.

19 June 2018

The review of Inheritance Tax by the Office of Tax Simplification.

18 June 2018

Preventing the creation of new public rights of way and town and village greens.

12 June 2018

The first stage of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard came into force in April 2018, affecting schools that act as landlords for their properties.

29 May 2018

In this article, we look briefly at the role of the clerk, and what resources are available to schools to make sure that their clerk is supported.

25 May 2018

New statutory guidance on "Keeping Children Safe in Education" is expected to be in place for 3 September 2018.