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Legal update

19 November 2018 Employer responsible for ex-employee data breach

In the recent case of Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC v Various Claimants the Court of Appeal held that an employer could be held vicariously liable even where the intention of the employee committing the relevant act was to harm his employer rather than to achieve some benefit for himself or to inflict injury on a third party.

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Legal update

1 November 2018 Rebrokered academies and Local Government Pension Scheme liabilities

We have recently seen a new direction from the Department of Education with respect to the treatment of LGPS liabilities for academies on rebrokered projects.

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Legal update

1 November 2018 Immigration – TUPE transfers

If schools and academies do not conduct the correct right to work checks on employees, they risk significant penalties and, potentially, damage to reputation.

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Legal update

25 October 2018 Schools and the Mental Health Green Paper

The government has published their green paper: Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision.

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Legal update

25 October 2018 Admission - the need to consult

The scrutiny given to the admission policies of schools has never been greater.

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Legal update

25 October 2018 Understanding and dealing with issues relating to parental responsibility

The DfE have recently issued an updated version of their guidance for schools about parental responsibility which can be found at ...

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Legal update

25 October 2018 Rebrokered Academies and LGPS Pension Liabilities

We have recently seen a new direction from the Department of Education with respect to the treatment of LGPS liabilities for academies on rebrokered projects.

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Legal update

20 September 2018 be connected newsletter for education

In this edition we will connect you with a comprehensive selection of the very latest in legal updates, news and insight from the education sector.

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Blog

10 September 2018 MPs add to school accountability debate

The Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) recent report on Ofsted inspections has generated coverage of issues that will be evocative for many education leaders.

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Blog

6 September 2018 An enhanced role for local authorities in education?

Sir Michael Wilshaw, former Principal and Chief Inspector at Ofsted, has suggested that local authorities or elected mayors should have a role in local education and ensuring school standards.

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