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Could ‘no frills’ private schools be the way forward?
April 2017

A new “cut-price private school” which is due to open in September 2017 and has been hailed as the first of its kind, plans to charge parents the equivalent of just £52 a week. ‘The Independent Grammar School: Durham’ will set its fees at £2,700-a-year for a “traditional private education without the frills”. Continue reading...

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The far-reaching responsibilities of the Executor
April 2017

Being appointed as the Executor in a friend or family member’s Will can be a daunting and difficult experience, as the role has far-reaching responsibilities and heavy administrative implications. Continue reading...

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Give due diligence the priority it deserves
March 2017

The government is keen to encourage more schools to join multi academy trusts (MATs) with the promise of more efficient admin arrangements, the sharing of best practice and a rise in the standard of weaker schools. Continue reading...

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Whistle-blowers’ anonymity hangs in the balance
March 2017

School staff who acted as whistle-blowers to help uncover the Trojan Horse extremism plot in a number of Birmingham schools have been told that they will have their identities revealed to the five ringleaders at the centre of the scandal. Continue reading...

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Funding issues not just the preserve of state schools
March 2017

As the proposed new funding formula for state schools continues to prompt protests from head teachers and parents alike, it might be easy to imagine that independent schools are immune from money worries. Continue reading...

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Failure to properly check asbestos survey leads to fine for contractor
March 2017

A contractor has been handed a fine after he failed to carry out a suitable assessment for the removal of asbestos from a building he had been due to demolish. Continue reading...

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Tribunal dismisses case after claimant briefs reporter during an adjournment
March 2017

A BBC employee has lost her legal action after an employment tribunal dismissed her case when it was revealed she had briefed a newspaper journalist before she had finished giving evidence. Continue reading...

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Long term absence leads to long running employment dispute
March 2017

A recent Court of Appeal hearing, described by the judges themselves as a ‘borderline case’, has overturned a long running dispute over an employer’s right to dismiss a worker on long-term sick leave. Continue reading...

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Decade-long Will dispute ends as Supreme Court rules in favour of charities
March 2017

A long-running inheritance dispute, involving three animal charities and a disinherited daughter, has finally come to an end, following a Supreme Court hearing this month (March 2017). Continue reading...

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Decade-long Will dispute ends as Supreme Court rules in favour of charities
March 2017

A long-running inheritance dispute, involving three animal charities and a disinherited daughter, has finally come to an end, following a Supreme Court hearing this month (March 2017). Continue reading...