From 6 April 2018 the law relating to the taxation treatment of termination payments is changing. The law remains that any part of a termination payment relating to sums due under
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Our education law advice provides schools and universities, headteacher and governors with valuable, up-to-date guidance, support and advice on issues such as pecial Educational Needs, disability discrimination, employment contracts and governance.
The education sector is evolving at a time of opportunity, innovation and change. Our team are sector experts and can help to clarify legislation and put in place procedures that support and protect the school or academic institution and its pupils. Our extensive knowledge of the public sector directly benefits clients by providing solutions and expertise.
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In our experience, busy education professionals often need legal support or guidance in aspects of their working life to cope with the many small but nonetheless demanding challenges that the school environment brings.
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Our highly committed education team, with over 70 years’ experience, comprises 65 lawyers who are uniquely placed to work with primary schools, secondary schools and further and higher education.
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Children and Education - Legal Services Manager
Amy specialises in childcare and education matters (SENT and SEN tribunals) and has Higher Rights of Audience for civil matters. She has served as a legal adviser to the Adoption Agency since 2004. Amy joined ELS in 1998 from Manchester City Council. Amy is a member of Essex Family Justice Council. Amy has over 17 years of ...
Property - Legal Services Manager
Julie Roberts is our Property Legal Services Manager. Julie joined Essex County Council in 2001 and has worked in local government since 1989. She specialises in all matters of commercial property law including; freehold disposals incorporating option agreements and overage provisions, freehold purchases, conditional ...
Property - Legal Services Manager
Joanna joined ELS from private practice where she was the Head of the Property Department and a partner in a busy private practice. Joanna has over 12 years of experience in dealing with commercial property matters both in the public sector and private practice. Joanna specialises in all commercial property matters to include ...
Employment - Legal Services Manager
Emma deals with both contentious and non-contentious employment law matters and provides practical advice on a wide range of issues including all aspects of discrimination law; bullying and harassment; redundancies and restructures; equal pay; part time workers; the performance management of employees; managing sickness ...
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Waltham Holy Cross Primary School, Headteacher
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The Bromfords School and Sixth Form College
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The purpose of this page is to provide some information and resource references to help with questions that may arise in schools and other settings in relation to gender identity i
Here you will find key legislation and legal developments that you need to be aware of in employment law. Please click on the link to download a copy or contact us and we can post
Our highly committed education team, with over 70 years' experience, comprising 65 lawyers who are uniquely placed to work with primary schools, secondary schools and further e
1. For many years, as far back as 1944, it has been an offence for a parent or carer to fail to ensure their child attends regularly at school. The position was more recently set o