DfE's consultation document | Department for Education
Post on 23 Nov 2016
The Department for Education (DfE) recently launched a consultation on proposals to ensure the education system works for everyone, not just the privileged few. The consultation emphasises that increasing access to good school places increases the opportunities afforded to children in later life....
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St Ives Neighbourhood Plan | Neighbourhood development policy
Post on 23 Nov 2016
Earlier this month, the High Court held that the St Ives Neighbourhood Plan which requires all new open market properties to be sold as 'primary residences' is lawful. The ruling dismissed a local developer's argument that the Plan is incompatible with article eight of the European Convention on...
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Rights over land | Agricultural Law
Post on 20 Nov 2016
Landowners have always been fearful of third parties obtaining rights of way over their land and the duty of care owed to visitors and trespassers. A number of recent cases provide helpful guidance. ‘Defending what is theirs’  If a third party can show they have used a track, road or footpath for...
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Edubase | National Database of Governors
Post on 18 Nov 2016
In an aim to increase transparency, the Department for Education has placed an obligation on schools and academies to provide details of individuals involved in governing their schools. Whose details need to be provided? Maintained schools need to provide details of their school governors....
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Reasonable adjustments for disabled pupils | Education Law
Post on 17 Nov 2016
Under the Equality Act 2010, schools are duty bound to provide reasonable adjustments for disabled pupils. This duty is to take such steps as it is reasonable to have to take to avoid a pupil suffering a substantial disadvantage. The Act says that a pupil has a disability if he or she has a...
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Michelmores trainees | Meet the Trainee – Jo Cowen
Post on 17 Nov 2016
What did you do before starting your training contract? I grew up in Plymouth, then studied Law at The University of Exeter. I did a four-year degree which allowed me to spend a year at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. At the end of my year abroad, I travelled around Australia, New...
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Michelmores London corporate team | Hollaroo
Post on 16 Nov 2016
The London-based Corporate team at Michelmores, comprising Partner Ian Binnie and Solicitor Edwin Richards, advised on the management buy-out at Hollaroo. It was led by new CEO Hugh Fordham, formerly Chief Technology Officer.   Hollaroo provide innovative technology, used by leading employers...
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Government’s online tool for creating Lasting Powers of Attorney | LPAs | SFE
Post on 16 Nov 2016
Michelmores has joined a number of organisations representing older and vulnerable people to raise serious concerns around the Government’s online tool for creating Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs). An LPA is a powerful legal document that allows a person to appoint trusted individuals to make...
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Education law | School trip disability
Post on 16 Nov 2016
If a child has a disability, it is important to fully consider their specific needs before refusing to take them on a school trip. This is because it may amount to disability discrimination under the Equality Act 2010. The Department for Education has placed particular emphasis on encouraging...
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Disciplining a child with SEN | special educational needs
Post on 15 Nov 2016
When considering any disciplinary sanction, especially if it is a temporary or permanent exclusion, it is very important to consider the potential for a claim under the Equality Act 2010 for disability discrimination. One of the first issues to identify is whether or not the child is disabled. If a...
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