School Solicitor

Heads Up: The Spending Review and Schools

Thu 26 Nov 2015

The Government spending review has been eagerly awaited by Schools. Here are some of the key headlines...


New EFA Academies Financial Handbook tightens governance

Thu 23 Jul 2015

The EFA have issued the updated Academies Finance Handbook, which comes into force on 1 September 2015 for all Academy Trust Companies (ATCs). Accounts for the year ending 31 August 2015 must comply with the 2014 Handbook.


Teacher Struck Off for Facebook flirting, bottom slapping and indecent images

Fri 19 Sep 2014

Mr Arnaud Barge a 40 year old Head of Modern Foreign Languages previously working in Bromley has been banned from teaching for life by the Secretary of State following a Panel hearing before the National College for Teaching and Learning, subject to his right of appeal.


Housing Market for Older People

What will mega mergers mean for older residents?

Mon 18 Jul 2016

Much has been made in the housing press of the recently reported proposed 120,000 home ‘mega merger’ between Sanctuary Group and housing&care21, and they are not alone. Consolidation in the social housing sector is gathering pace.


The return of multi-generation homes

Tue 31 May 2016

Much of the discussion around housing an older population has focused on extra-care accommodation. But, says Charlotte Cook, multi-generation homes are still high on the agenda.


We’re not going anywhere!

Mon 04 Apr 2016

Whilst debate continues surrounding the provision of housing for first time buyers, it is worth noting the disproportionate level of home ownership among the over 55s and how constant that has remained over the last 40 years.


Family Law Q&A with Katie Spooner

Agreeing on the amount of child maintenance

Mon 24 Apr 2017

My partner and I are splitting after 11 years together. She has asked for child maintenance – how is the amount settled upon? What if I think it's too much and want to contest it?


Dividing Assets: Ensuring you get your fair share

Mon 10 Apr 2017

I am divorcing my husband of 27 years. My lawyer has drafted a document which has tried to achieve a fair division of our assets. My estranged husband is arguing it and saying it's not fair because he went to work and I stayed at home to look after the children. What are my options? How can I show him that I am entitled to my share?


Joint Assets: How to protect yourself

Thu 30 Mar 2017

My husband has just hit me with divorce papers. Our house, bank account and wills are all joint – how can I make sure I am protected? What’s to stop him from taking all of our money out of the bank?


Cycle to MIPIM 2017

Day 3

Tue 14 Mar 2017

Now it is clear that the chamois cream that I have been applying in discreet areas is not working?


Day 2

Mon 13 Mar 2017

Alarm rings at 4.45 - breakfast at 5am with all of us vacating hotel and on our bikes by 5.45 am for a 6 am start- this is not a holiday camp!


Day 1

Sun 12 Mar 2017

The alarm went off at 5.30am in order to get the only train from Bookham that SWT allow bikes to be carried - the only worry being whether it would run. The alternative would be a 27 hike into town even before the start of Cycle to MIPIM. Unusually SWT didn't disappoint!


Upcoming Events :

PRS and the implications of the Housing White Paper

Tue 25 Apr 2017

Minerva House, 5 Montague Close, London SE1 9BB

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