GDPR | Data protection in schools
Post on 27 Apr 2017
The EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018 and replaces the Data Protection Act 1998. The changes introduced by the GDPR amount to the biggest reform of data protection and privacy law in over two decades. Schools and academies need to be aware of the...
Education
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Financial responsibilities for schools and academies
Post on 27 Apr 2017
Maintained schools and academies are both bound by obligations in relation to the discharge of their financial responsibilities. For maintained schools, their obligations are largely provided for in statute and associated guidance.  Academies have specific statutory obligations under the Companies...
Education
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School term-time holidays | Education Law | Term-time absence
Post on 26 Apr 2017
The big question – can parents take children on holidays outside school term dates? Dealing with requests from parents to take children out of school for family holidays can be difficult for schools and academies. On the one hand, head teachers do not want to appear inflexible, especially if a...
Education
Maintained schools | Academies | Net capacity
Post on 25 Apr 2017
This article applies to schools maintained by a local authority, although the principles involved in assessing capacity will be relevant to academies. Academies are not required to undergo a local authority net capacity assessment and will instead agree a capacity figure with the Department for...
Education
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Satellite and space technology | Satellite and space applications | Space law | ISCF
Post on 25 Apr 2017
While we wait for BEIS to publish their plan in response to the call for evidence on 'a smart flexible energy system' (which we understand will be in late May or early June), it was encouraging to hear BEIS announce on Friday that as part of its £1 billion, 4-year Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund...
Technology
Renewable Energy
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Assured shortholds | Deregulation Act | Terminating assured shortholds
Post on 24 Apr 2017
Assured shorthold tenancies that began on or after 1 October 2015 are beginning to feel the effects of the Deregulation Act 2015, as landlords have started to serve notices to terminate these tenancies under section 21. In order to serve a valid section 21 notice in relation to tenancies that began...
Real Estate
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Michelmores Head to Head | Adrian Legett | Harwich and Dovercourt High School
Post on 24 Apr 2017
Name: Adrian Leggett Your current title / role: Project Manager/Consultant Brief career background I graduated with a BA in Economics in 1986 and an MSc in Information System in 1995. Following this, I worked in local government for four years as a Business Advisor before becoming a consultant in...
Education
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Build to Rent | Planning law | Build to Rent policy changes
Post on 24 Apr 2017
A few weeks ago the Government released a White Paper on housing in which the private rental sector played a large part in future plans. The Government is currently proposing a variety of measures aimed at encouraging the Build to Rent Sector. These include making it easier for developers to offer...
Real Estate
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Michelmores Trainee Blog | Michelmores Careers | Michelmores Training Contract
Post on 20 Apr 2017
Recently, a peer at another law firm described my training contract as a 'hotchpot'. A hotchpot is a concept used in wills and trusts to ensure fairness among the beneficiaries by taking into account amounts already received when calculating the final amount due to them under the terms of the trust...
Trainee Blog
Graduate
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Cohabitation Law | Cohabiting couples | Solicitors Journal | Civil partnerships
Post on 20 Apr 2017
This article was first published in Solicitors Journal on 7 March 2017 and is reproduced by kind permission. It is for the law to keep up with changing relationship formats and social attitudes to reflect reality and protect those involved, writes Pippa Allsop. I have previously discussed the myth...
Family Law
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