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Refusal to allow employee to be accompanied by his companion of choice was a breach of trust and confidence
In the case of Stevens v University of Birmingham the High Court has held that the University’s refusal to allow Professor Stevens to be accompanied…
Impact of the public contracts regime on the research funding marketplace
An often overlooked procurement question in the sector is the possible impact of the public contracts regime on the research funding marketplace.
CMA guidance to universities about consumer protection law
The CMA has recently published guidance to help universities to understand and apply consumer protection laws in dealing with undergraduate students.
Dealing with unpaid fees – what are your debt recovery options?
It is very important to tailor an appropriate and proportionate approach to litigating against defaulting parents.
Are you ready for change? The Construction Design and Management Regulations (CDM) 2015
CDM 2015 aims to change the way in which clients fulfil their duties under the legislation and furthermore, puts greater emphasis on the…
Are the courts prepared to rule on academic judgement?
The courts have been reluctant to interfere with academic judgement as illustrated by Lord Justice Sedley in Clark v University of Lincolnshire and…