Schools Newsletter - Spring 2012
A recent Court of Appeal case [London Tara Hotel Ltd v Kensington Close Hotel Ltd] has highlighted the care that schools and other landowners should take when allowing third parties to use or access their land: failing to get a grip on a situation may trip you up further down the road.
Do you appoint independent contractors to deliver services on behalf of your school? If so a recently decided case highlights areas to consider.
Many employers are concerned that although Employment Tribunals have the discretion to make a costs order where a party has acted vexatiously, abusively, disruptively or otherwise unreasonably, such costs awards are rarely made.
In October 2011 the Upper Tribunal published its decision concerning the effect on independent schools of the public benefit requirement contained in the Charities Act 2006.
The Bribery Act 2010, came into force on 1 July 2011 and we have now had the first prosecution and conviction under the Act.
Anonymity for accused teachers