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Do you want to stay up to date with the latest legal issues that affect you and your business? We regularly publish legal updates and opinions on legal matters as well as running a wide range of commercial, public sector, health and insurance training, both face to face and online, which is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and means you may qualify for continued professional development (CPD) points.

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15 January 2021 New year, new approach – getting compliance right

Compliance is a broad term and covers the three Ps – paper, people and practice. Be it safeguarding, GDPR or health and safety, there is a direct link between high-quality, outcomes-focused training and the impact on staff and children in your setting and to help you get it right, here are my eight tips for excellent compliance training.

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Legal update

14 January 2021 Reforming the Mental Health Act white paper

The Government will today publish a white paper setting out proposed reforms to the Mental Health Act 1983. The reforms aim to empower individuals to have more control over their treatment.

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14 January 2021 Department for Education (DfE) guidance on educational provision during lockdown

The government decision on lockdown and the subsequent Department for Education (DfE) guidance vulnerable children and the children of critical workers and actions for schools to take during lockdown.

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Legal update

14 January 2021 Lack of clarity with public sector exit pay cap law

For public sector employers who are scheme employers of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) the Exit Pay Regulations raise significant legal issues.

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Legal update

14 January 2021 New year, new-ish state aid rules: the new subsidy control regime

Until a formal subsidy regime is put in place funding bodies must grapple with the complex and challenging exercise of legal obligations from the UK-EU TCA and numerous trade agreements to grant funding.

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13 January 2021 Ceasing discretionary functions and powers – some key issues for public bodies to consider

The key legal questions for public bodies to consider before deciding to cease exercising a discretionary power due to limited resources or other reasons.

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Legal update

13 January 2021 Can we limit the number of vulnerable and/or critical-worker children we have in school during lockdown?

On Friday 8 January, the Department for Education’s (DfE) updated its guidance slightly to explain that where a child can remain at home rather than attend school, they should.

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12 January 2021 Exams and assessments: what we know so far

The government has issued updated guidance for schools during the 2021 national lockdown. Find out more here.

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Legal update

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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