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30 November 2021 6 tips to avoid contract disputes with suppliers

Our top tips for avoiding legal issues long after contracts are signed, including those quickly set up due to COVID-19.

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29 November 2021 Moving on from COVID: Legal considerations in a Post-Pandemic World

There are several considerations for senior leaders and governors/trustees of schools to keep in mind as we go forward.

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Legal update

13 September 2021 Terminating a contract: what steps do Education providers need to take?

Ending a contract can be a tricky task especially when you do not know where to begin.

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Legal update

8 April 2021 Covid-19: managing contract disputes with catering suppliers

How to apply the Government guidance and other practical considerations when in a contract dispute with a supplier.

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Legal update

2 March 2021 Responding to supplier administrations: schools

This note provides a general overview of administration and the options that are open to you as schools, including engaging in the creditor processes.

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20 January 2021 Insolvency and directors’ duties

We have seen an increase in our education clients seeking advice around potential insolvency, therefore we thought it would help to highlight our previous podcast, which outlines some prudent steps that trustees should be taking to minimise their risk of being personally liable in an insolvency situation.

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11 January 2021 When Covid-19 ‘trips’ up your school’s travel plans

Throughout 2020, journalists and politicians stressed the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on holiday and travel plans for individuals and households. However, the pandemic has also affected countless school trips, giving rise to legal issues such as schools’ financial exposure to cancellation fees and deposit refunds.

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2 December 2020 Contracts – top 10 tips on how to get it right

Effective contract management can ensure that the parties minimise risks and avoid disputes arising. We have set out below our top tips for avoiding contract disputes in the education sector.

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25 March 2020 Coronavirus – guidance to social care and schools on vulnerable children and young people

With Covid-19 expected to place a substantial burden on statutory services and school closures being put into effect, the Government has now issued guidance on continued protection of this group.

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12 March 2020 Pension Scheme Exit Payment – an unplanned liability?

We have recently encountered a number of situations where academies have found themselves liable to large sums of money after their commercial contracts with catering providers have exposed them to reimburse payments.

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