Councils look out for Local Government Ombudsman

You might be surprised how the LGO handled a parent complaint about a local authority’s efforts to find alternative education for an excluded child.

A MAT made in Heaven?

How schools and multi-academy trusts may get to know each other better before tying the knot.

New education secretary, same goals?

How will Damian Hinds, the new Secretary of State for Education, make his mark?

Gender pay on display

New initiative requires employers to bare all and publish gender pay gap results

Reading between the lines: Searching children in school

The latest on school powers to search, screen and confiscate… and a child’s ability to give consent.

It’s not us, it’s EU

Raising the bar across the continent or unwanted meddling in nations’ school matters? We look at Europe’s ambitious Education Area plans.

Adopting industry standard terms for UCTA

Are standard form contracts subject to the unfair contract legislation?

Extension of time – when should it run from?

Is there an argument for identifying time periods based on when the actual delay is occurring in a project?

Expert evidence – no property in a witness

What happens if the defendant wants to use the same expert witness as the claimant?

Personal liability in negligence of professional people

Are you liable for professional negligence even if your advice is free and there’s no contract in place?