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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…

Crispin Kenyon
Crispin Kenyon Partner

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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…

Martin Vincent
Martin Vincent Partner

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A VAT update for FE colleges and universities

Universities may now be able to make reclaims for overpaid VAT in relation to income received from the operation of vocational training…

Martin Vincent
Martin Vincent Partner

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R (on the application of Alexander) v Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education

Mr Alexander sought permission to appeal against an order refusing him permission to apply for judicial review of a decision of the OIA.

Martin Vincent
Martin Vincent Partner

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Academy trusts and governance requirements

This is the time of year when academy status can bite, coping with the legal requirements arising as a result of being independent charitable…

Martin Vincent
Martin Vincent Partner

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Term of employment

As recently reported in the news, from September 2015 all state schools will be able to decide their own term dates, under plans for more school…

Ben Daniel
Ben Daniel Partner

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School academies explained: a beginner's guide to setting up academies

As the number of academies continues to grow, an increasing number of local authorities are turning to Weightmans to guide them through the start up…

Martin Vincent
Martin Vincent Partner

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