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The High Court has found that there is an obligation on the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to carry out an independent review of a decision not to make amendments to a report where requested to do so on the basis of factual inaccuracies.
Increasingly staff employed by entities in the UK work overseas. Where this happens, it is important to note that the statutory employment rules in the country where the employee works will be likely to apply and bind the UK based entity. These will often be different to those applicable in the UK and could be more onerous. Paul Seath outlines factors to consider when employing staff outside of the UK.
Last month the Government announced its unequivocal acceptance of the recommendations made by the Independent Panel on Technical Education (also known as the Sainsbury Report).
In this week's Briefing, the Department of Education has published a new consultation on child care, the government has published its plan for action to reduce childhood obesity, and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has launched a review of the Arts Council’s position as a DCMS sponsored NonDepartmental Public Body (NDPB).
There are a number of different types of partnerships recognised in English law, including Partnerships at will, Partnerships that fall under the Partnership Act 1890, but most frequently created are Limited Liability Partnerships (“LLPs”). William Garnett discusses the types of partnerships.
This week's briefing includes HMRC's recently published summary of responses to the recent Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme consultation, updates from the Department of Education, and the Community Interest Company Regulator's annual report.
The High Court has held that a local authority’s decision to cut funding to voluntary sector and other organisations providing short breaks for disabled children was unlawful, as the authority had not properly complied with relevant legal duties, including the public sector equality duty (PSED).
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A recent analysis suggests that this problem may be more widespread than many would expect.
Following the resignation of Justice Lowell Goddard last week, the home secretary has announced the appointment of Professor Alexis Jay to take over as chair of the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse.
In a judgement reaching nearly a thousand paragraphs, the High Court has held that the procurement exercise conducted by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) was ‘fudged’ and ‘manipulated’.
Today’s BWB Briefing covers the period from 18th July to 5th August. Parts of the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 are now in force, with the rest due to follow in the autumn.
In light of the increased remuneration and seniority it is common that executive service agreements will contain a significantly greater number of contractual terms than a standard contract of employment. William Garnett outlines the issues that will be of significant importance.
Disputes between directors, shareholders and business partners can raise a whole range of legal issues. William Garnett outlines the issues that may arise.
The main development in the Inquiry obviously came yesterday (4th August 2016) with the resignation of its Chair. This follows a number of preliminary hearings in relation to the investigations currently underway last week by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.
On 14 July 2016, BWB's Emma Dowden-Teale was delighted to speak at the Public Law Project Judicial Review: North conference in Manchester.
The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 (“the 2016 Act”) received Royal Assent on 16 March 2016, although only a few provisions came into effect immediately. This table, which will be updated regularly, includes details of when the various provisions of the 2016 Act have or will come into force.
The social investment power introduced by the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 came into force on 31 July 2016.
The power will be particularly relevant for charities wishing to make social investments, as well as for potential recipients of social investment from charities.
New rules regarding when a court may cap how much an unsuccessful judicial review claimant can be ordered to pay for the other parties’ costs will come into force on 8 August 2016.
When entering a contract the parties are often optimistic about the payment of bonus and insufficient attention is paid to the wording. William Garnett discusses the different forms of bonuses.