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05 June 2020

We look at a recent case which has provided helpful clarity in relation to a school’s capacity to enter contracts.

05 June 2020

The history of the trade union movement evidences the impact unions have had on protecting the health, safety and welfare of staff.

03 June 2020

Government outlines changes to the Job Retention Scheme to take place between July and October 2020.

02 June 2020

Wrigleys Solicitors and Satis Education partner up to provide a comprehensive service for academy trusts.

01 June 2020

The Court of Appeal rule that the Right to Rent Scheme is not incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.

29 May 2020

Important considerations for employers who have decided to furlough staff

27 May 2020

The key risks of changing terms on a TUPE transfer – even when they are beneficial to the employee.

26 May 2020

Our CLH team held a virtual social in May, the theme of which was what the future holds for the sector, in the aftermath of the Covid-19 epidemic.

22 May 2020

How can the Covid-19 epidemic offer an opportunity to reshape capitalism towards a kinder, more inclusive economy?

22 May 2020

In this article, we look at some of the limitations of the B Corp model in improving corporate responsibility.

21 May 2020

Why are criminals using international students and what can students' unions be doing to raise awareness and protect students?

20 May 2020

The Wrigleys community-led housing team is delivering a series of bite-size webinars.

19 May 2020

We look here at whether schools and academy trusts must comply with DfE guidance on the phased wider opening of schools from 1 June 2020.

18 May 2020

The Tenant Fees Act prohibits many fees landlords might charge other than basics like rent, deposit, and utilities. Are all your charges permitted?

15 May 2020

Employers face potential exposure to claims where furlough results in a reduction in pay.

14 May 2020

How can charities ensure they continue to be financially sustainable during the Covid-19 pandemic?

13 May 2020

How can employers avoid discrimination during the Covid-19 crisis?

13 May 2020

We summarise here the key elements of the phased wider opening of schools from 1 June 2020, announced by the Government on 11 May 2020.

12 May 2020

Find out how Wills help you to provide for your "blended family" after your death.

07 May 2020

What happens next? Here are our recommended steps.

05 May 2020

The Supreme Court has final say on long-running series of cases caused by an intentional data leak.

30 April 2020

Further emergency measures are to be introduced to protect tenants from landlords 'aggressively' pursuing rent arrears.

28 April 2020

We consider important steps to take in this lock down period in relation to your property insurance.

21 April 2020

As the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme goes live, HMRC provides helpful guidance on calculating claims.

21 April 2020

We consider the application of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to rural businesses and other Covid-19 related concerns affecting the sector.

20 April 2020

We look here at the changes to admissions appeals procedures being introduced by the DfE in response to Covid-19.

17 April 2020

What issues does Covid-19 present in the estate planning context?

15 April 2020

We share with you some of the most frequently asked questions relating to COVID19 and data protection issues.

13 April 2020

The Government has further clarified some details of the Job Retention Scheme.

09 April 2020

For charities and social enterprises.

08 April 2020

This article addresses some of the types of insurance potentially relevant during the current COVID-19 pandemic and related effects on businesses.

08 April 2020

Executing contracts during the Covid-19 pandemic.

07 April 2020

We look here at the DfE guidance, published today, on school funding for the exceptional costs associated with Covid-19.

06 April 2020

Some of your questions answered.

06 April 2020

The Government has clarified some details of the Job Retention Scheme.

03 April 2020

Many independent schools are facing extremely difficult decisions in the light of the Covid-19 restrictions.

03 April 2020

With schools closed, exams cancelled and new guidance issued on almost a daily basis schools are adapting quickly to deal with the current crisis.

02 April 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic is a "black swan" event and lockdown, social distancing and self isolation are the immediate consequences for individuals.

02 April 2020

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has issued a series of guidance notes regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on UK pension schemes.

02 April 2020

Active risk management is a key duty of charity trustees. The Covid-19 pandemic is an example of a risk arising.

02 April 2020

The law offers contracting parties limited relief from contracts when they become difficult or impossible to perform.

02 April 2020

Many employers are facing extremely difficult decisions in the light of the Covid-19 restrictions and are working hard to find solutions.

01 April 2020

Charities and social enterprises are grappling with how to manage meetings in this new era of working life.

31 March 2020

In these uncertain and unsettling days we are all being forced to consider difficult issues.

31 March 2020

An update for charities and social enterprises.

30 March 2020

Employers need to consider how they will adapt to make sure policies and procedures are applied appropriately during the current circumstances.

27 March 2020

Scheme is open to all employers but those receiving continuing public funding to cover wage costs are not expected to use the scheme.

20 March 2020

We look here at the precise terms of the Government announcement and the options open to special schools.

19 March 2020

Dishonesty in investigation report was a fundamental breach of contract.

13 March 2020

Changes for employers to note.

12 March 2020

We summarise the main tax policy announcements in the government's first budget of 11 March 2020.

12 March 2020

The Information Commissioners Officer (ICO) has recently issued reprimands to two schools.

05 March 2020

Advice for employers on how to approach coronavirus and related employment issues

28 February 2020

And what impact does this have on the nature of protected conversations?

27 February 2020

Our solicitor Laura Moss talks about her own experiences developing a co-housing project.

26 February 2020

EAT confirms employee must show the effect of their impairment is 'long term' at the time of the discriminatory acts.

26 February 2020

Do community-led housing organisations need to register with the Information Commissioner's Office?

25 February 2020

The Spring Budget is due to be announced on 11 March 2020, will the Community Housing Fund be affected?

24 February 2020

It's been almost two years since the GDPR came into force. We look at its impact and the ways schools can develop best practice in data protection.

21 February 2020

The CLA has submitted a pre-Budget paper to the Treasury calling for diversified rural businesses to be taxed as a single trading Rural Business Unit.

19 February 2020

When the decision-maker's reason for dismissal is not the real reason.

12 February 2020

Here we consider what tax policy announcements we might expect in Sajid Javid’s first budget on 11 March 2020.

11 February 2020

Judge finds views were incompatible with human decency and conflicted with the fundamental rights of others.

10 February 2020

An update in relation to the current position with the Probate Registry.

07 February 2020

Dismissal and breach of right to privacy were justified by potential risk to employer's reputation as statutory safeguarding partner.

05 February 2020

Lynne Bradey, partner at Wrigleys, welcomed Hywel Jenkins as he joined the health and care team in Sheffield.

04 February 2020

Recommendations for significant changes to the current regime are published.

03 February 2020

Good news for those who will potentially inherit more, but, the reality is that the Government rules rarely operate in the way people expect.

30 January 2020

Homeworking is becoming increasingly popular but employers should consider a number of important issues before agreeing to it.

29 January 2020

Will leaving the EU and the new political landscape mean more or less protection for workers?

27 January 2020

Are you a social enterprise looking for free legal support? We are pleased to announce the launch of our new legal clinic for social enterprises.

23 January 2020

Introduction of race criterion in pre-registration of interest interview process was direct discrimination.

17 January 2020

Employment tribunal judge was 'overwhelmingly' satisfied that ethical veganism met the necessary tests.

13 January 2020

EAT: threat was materially influenced by employee's refusal to work at site after rest break refused.

10 January 2020

We look here at what it means for a school or academy trust to be an exempt charity and how they can comply with their duties.

10 January 2020

Recommendations of Low Pay Commission accepted subject to parliamentary approval.

09 January 2020

Developers are adopting new practices in response to the proposed ban on leasehold houses.

19 December 2019

The impact of the FCA's new rules on what they term 'Speculative Illiquid Securities'

11 December 2019

Election manifestos promise key changes to employment law provisions in the UK.

06 December 2019

The Brexit Party's Manifesto includes only two pledges in relation to tax.

05 December 2019

We look here at the Green Party's key tax pledges in their proposal for a 'Green New Deal'.

04 December 2019

Like all of the three main parties' manifestos, the treatment of capital taxation in the Liberal Democrats' manifesto is limited. What can we glean?

03 December 2019

With the claim to raise £83 billion through reforms to taxation, we look here at the key tax pledges in their proposal to bring about 'real change'.

02 December 2019

We look here at the Conservative Party's key tax pledges in their proposal to 'unleash Britain's potential'

27 November 2019

Installing hidden CCTV leading to workplace dismissals did not violate employees' rights to privacy.

26 November 2019

Recent employment and tax law decisions highlight risk that "self-employed" individuals engaged through their own companies could be employees.

25 November 2019

Employer was not found liable because it had taken all reasonable steps to prevent discriminatory act

25 November 2019

We look here at the pledges for schools in the Brexit Party's 'Contract with the People', published on Friday.

25 November 2019

We look here at the key Conservative pledges for schools following publication of their manifesto yesterday.

22 November 2019

We look here at the key Labour Party pledges for schools and the National Education Service, following publication of their manifesto yesterday.

21 November 2019

We look here at the key Liberal Democrat pledges for schools and the early years following publication of their manifesto yesterday.

19 November 2019

Given the uncertain election outcome and the chance that the Greens may find themselves in coalition with Labour and the SNP, it is worth a read.

19 November 2019

Courts and tribunals are not obliged to follow it, but guidance may be used as evidence in proceedings.

13 November 2019

The £5billion question

11 November 2019

Employee made redundant after employer refused to allow her to continue to job share.

07 November 2019

We look here at the manifesto pledges schools can expect to see ahead of the General Election on 12th December.

30 October 2019

Acas has published guidance for employers on supporting staff who are going through the menopause.

29 October 2019

A tribunal must make findings of fact in regard to improper conduct before disapplying s.111A.

28 October 2019

A number of recent developments may extend whistleblowing protection beyond employees and workers.

22 October 2019

Employment tribunal: Lack of belief in "transgenderism" is incompatible with human dignity

21 October 2019

Could the recent growth in student housing co-operatives be one solution to the challenge of housing students in an affordable, fair way?

10 October 2019

EAT upholds tribunal's decision that conduct was unwanted but not related to the claimant's sex

09 October 2019

There are a number of interesting projects happening in York at the moment, the most high profile of which are:

07 October 2019

What do employers and employees need to know about protests?

07 October 2019

One of the solicitors in our community-led housing team, Laura Moss, is in the process of setting up her own cohousing project.

24 September 2019

The latest in our lecture series in honour of the late Matthew Wrigley, a founding partner of the firm, began on a sunny evening at Harewood House.

24 September 2019

EAT agrees that out of hours GP paid through her own company was a worker

23 September 2019

EAT rules that a partly self-interested disclosure could still pass the public interest test

20 September 2019

Proposals to reduce ill health-related job loss

20 September 2019

The How to Rent guide has been updated

18 September 2019

Recent changes to non-statutory guidance produced by the Safer Recruitment Consortium

17 September 2019

Why schools might be cautiously optimistic going into the new year.

12 September 2019

Private Client advisor Lucy Hargreaves is celebrating her place on the definitive annual list of young private client practitioners across the UK.

12 September 2019

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has published a response to the consultation on a new statutory scheme.

03 September 2019

The guidance is designed to clarify key aspects of NDAs and signposts where to get advice from.

30 August 2019

The Wrigleys community-led housing team are hosting a series of lunchtime Twitter Q&A sessions throughout September and October.

28 August 2019

Court of Appeal confirms school was wrong to pay holiday pay at the rate of 12.07% of earnings.

27 August 2019

"Current model is dependent on individual enforcement rather than seeking institutional change" say Committee.

20 August 2019

We are very pleased to announce that we are working on proposals to develop low cost homes in York, with Yorspace and Lowfield Green Housing Co-op.

19 August 2019

EAT provides useful guidance on a developing area of potential liability for employers.

14 August 2019

This is helpful for persons who may be at risk of personal threat of harm because of their public profile or sensitive occupation.

12 August 2019

Fiona Wharton joins the top tier Charities and Social Economy team.

09 August 2019

The MEES regulations prohibit the grant of any new leases of buildings with an energy efficiency rating as shown on an EPC of below an E.

08 August 2019

If someone is employed illegally, will they have any rights under the employment contract or any protection under employment law?

05 August 2019

The government is seeking public feedback on a number of work-related topics which may interest you

30 July 2019

Court of Appeal confirms perceived disability discrimination claims are permissible under the Equality Act 2010

30 July 2019

Have you had any issues in obtaining funding?

29 July 2019

Making a covert recording could be gross misconduct in some circumstances but the recording may be admissible in the employment tribunal

29 July 2019

Proposed community led-housing exemption

26 July 2019

Employers need to have a clear non-discriminatory reason for action when dealing with religious expression

25 July 2019

Keeping Children Safe in Education: revised statutory guidance is expected to be in place from 2 September 2019.

24 July 2019

We are seeing an increasing number of town councils and parish councils explore the possibility of using their surplus land for community-led housing.

23 July 2019

We look here at the key messages from the latest ESFA letter to accounting officers of academy trusts to help you plan and prepare for what's coming.

23 July 2019

We have matched last year's success by maintaining their Band 1 ranking (regional guide) and are still a recognised National Leader (outside London).

22 July 2019

How might community-led housing help in providing enough rental housing for our ageing population?

18 July 2019

Charity Bank is inviting trustees, directors, CEOs and managers of charities and community organisations to sign up for their free event.

15 July 2019

Simplifying the design of Inheritance Tax

11 July 2019

We consider the recent findings of government research regarding the approach of UK lenders in relation to properties affected by Japanese knotweed.

11 July 2019

The ICO has taken action against British Airways under the GDPR. We look at the facts of the case and implications for charities & social enterprises.

10 July 2019

We look here at the key changes included in the Academies Financial Handbook 2019 and what this means for the sector.

09 July 2019

Employer could not reasonably be expected to know about a disability as employee was unlikely to engage with medical enquiries

08 July 2019

We are delighted to announce our new Wrigleys office, based in Newcastle, open.

04 July 2019

Potentially, a couple could have a combined inheritance tax nil rate band of £1m from 6th April 2020.

25 June 2019

The aim and intentions of the consultation, a summary of Wrigleys' response and the government's proposed plans.

24 June 2019

Inducements to forgo collective bargaining: the risk of penal awards decreases after Court of Appeal decision.

13 June 2019

The key findings and recommendations of the Timpson Review of School Exclusion and the impact on exclusions and behaviour management in practice.

13 June 2019

Double vision correctable by wearing a contact lens in one eye did not qualify as a disability.

12 June 2019

And what to do when directors go rogue…

12 June 2019

Despite the proposed fees increase which was expected in April 2019, as I write today the fees are still at the same flat rate.

11 June 2019

No discrimination where special treatment is afforded to women in connection with pregnancy or childbirth

10 June 2019

What do you need to know about employing children?

07 June 2019

Key aspects to bear in mind when offering volunteering and work experience

06 June 2019

We find that groups struggle to find accountants who can provide the specialist tax advice needed, we want to share our experience to benefit you.

30 May 2019

Time is running out to help extend the Community Housing Fund as the deadline for the Government's recent call for information is this Friday 31 May.

29 May 2019

Consultation raises the prospect of greater company compliance requirements in future

29 May 2019

EAT decision confirms that the key question is 'what effect does the discrimination have on the individual?'

29 May 2019

A recent case highlights the difficulties employers face when new evidence comes to light at appeal

24 May 2019

An agreed exit for school staff via a settlement agreement may be trickier than you think…

22 May 2019

An event fee is a charge made by a landlord on the occurrence of a specified event, for instance, if a tenant sells its lease.

17 May 2019

An agreed exit for school staff via a settlement agreement may be trickier than you think…

16 May 2019

The range of options available, and the importance of acting early with professional input

15 May 2019

Wrigleys are pleased to announce 4 promotions in the firm's Leeds office.

15 May 2019

A recent case considered a warden and receptionist being on call overnight at a caravan site

08 May 2019

Cheshire Police were found to have directly discriminated against a white heterosexual male candidate

08 May 2019

Case law has considered the actions of an over-exuberant attendee to an office party in what continues to be a fact-specific area of law

30 April 2019

A family constitution can help provide structure alongside future-proofing the business.

30 April 2019

Probationary periods are a common feature of employment – but what exactly are the implications of one?

11 April 2019

A disabled employee should have been offered a dedicated parking space as a reasonable adjustment in line with the employer's own policy

10 April 2019

Marie-Louise Hamilton has been appointed managing partner and will start the role in May 2019.

29 March 2019

Did the treatment of a gay head teacher amount to constructive dismissal and sexual orientation discrimination?

29 March 2019

Should an employer wait for criminal proceedings to conclude before undertaking an internal disciplinary process?

18 March 2019

Assessing the implications of an absence of affordable housing for teachers, and considering how schools' surplus land could provide solutions.

15 March 2019

Employers who refuse rest breaks may be liable for personal injury caused by the lack of breaks

12 March 2019

Court of Appeal: employer had reasonable and proper cause to suspend pending investigation of allegations of unreasonable force against children

07 March 2019

Looking at the increasing trend for local authorities to charge for exclusions and the legality of this under the relevant funding regulations.

07 March 2019

Court of Appeal: TUPE transfer was principal reason for dismissal in the context of claimant's poor relationship with director of the transferee

28 February 2019

Suggested response for community-led housing groups on the consultation paper – submissions due by 10 March

28 February 2019

EAT: teacher's dismissal could not be discriminatory on the basis of the employer's religion or belief but was discriminatory on the ground of sex

28 February 2019

The key elements of the, often either misunderstood or not properly implemented, exclusions procedure for maintained schools and academies.

26 February 2019

The meaning of the phrase "nursing and other healthcare"

25 February 2019

Late teacher's estate awarded damages for school's failure to inform the TPS that she had exhausted sick pay and was not in pensionable service

18 February 2019

The Government Equalities Office publishes new guidance as 2019's gender pay gap reporting deadline approaches

14 February 2019

School successfully challenges council's alteration of an Education and Health Care Plan and naming of an unsuitable school

05 February 2019

Supreme Court upholds decision that the rules on disclosing multiple spent convictions in an enhanced DBS check are disproportionate and incompatible

28 January 2019

Academy should have known teacher with reactive depression and PTSD was disabled and made reasonable adjustments

28 January 2019

The EAT has upheld the decision of an employment tribunal that a live-in carer was an employee of the client even though she contributed to tax & NI.

28 January 2019

Two changes to the right to work check rules, intended to simplify the checking process, come into force on 28 January.

16 January 2019

The OTS's first report focuses on addressing the "practical complexities" of the regime.

10 January 2019

The Government is consulting on the way small generators are paid for electricity they export to the grid –what is proposed, and what does this mean?

09 January 2019

Continuing our series examining key community-led housing concepts, we look at cohousing as an alternative to more conventional projects.

07 January 2019

A look ahead to some of the key changes impacting on employers planned for 2019/20

07 January 2019

In December, EHRC published a report on the first round of gender pay gap reporting, focusing on explanatory narratives and action plans.

18 December 2018

"Only for rock stars and professional footballers" was once the perception, but the reality is now much different.

12 December 2018

We look at the impact of proposed changes to enfranchisement law – community-led housing (CLH) groups should respond before 7 January 2019.

30 November 2018

Yes, the refusal of a contractual right to a four week trial period in an alternative role is very likely to lead to an unfair dismissal (EAT).

30 November 2018

Incapability dismissal may be unfair and discriminatory if employee is contractually entitled to income when incapacitated by permanent disability.

27 November 2018

This article explores the new proposed fees for obtaining a Grant of Probate in England and Wales announced by the Government this month.

22 November 2018

If you are a partner of a farming partnership business, it is worth having a written agreement containing the terms of the partnership.

19 November 2018

Employment tribunal was right to take a "realistic and worldly-wise" approach as written contract did not reflect the reality of the arrangement

15 November 2018

Court of Appeal holds purser paid 50% of full-time pay when available for work for more than 50% of full-time hours was less favourably treated.

14 November 2018

We highlight the statutory rights benefitting telecoms operators and how these could affect plans to carry out works to school property.

29 October 2018

A recent Court of Appeal decision highlights the risk that data controllers will be found liable for damages due to a data breach of a rogue employee

29 October 2018

Court of Appeal holds two directors of a company personally liable for dismissal-related losses.

25 October 2018

An in-depth look into the recent case of the Supreme Court overturning a decision made by the Court of Appeal of Northern Ireland.

24 October 2018

The sector is under fire again. What is being done and what can you do?

23 October 2018

When is an employer liable for an employee's actions?

22 October 2018

Your chance to have a say on the Law Commission's consultation paper, and other questions about the way employment tribunals work

22 October 2018

The first article in a new series, Back to Basics in Community-Led Housing, examining the key concepts in community-led housing.

19 October 2018

Wrigleys Solicitors are pleased to welcome Hannah Allen, James Haikney and Kimberley Woodhead to its Leeds office.

17 October 2018

We look at the impact of community-led housing group's policies on the covenants in its leases - the written obligations between landlord and tenant.

10 October 2018

The disqualification by association rules no longer apply to those working in schools and nurseries.

08 October 2018

We take a look here at what was new in the key policy announcements made by Damian Hinds in his speech to the Conservative Party Conference.

01 October 2018

We take a look here at what we can learn from the speech by the Shadow Education Secretary, Angela Rayner, to the Labour Party Conference.

25 September 2018

We look at an example of utilising school land and property, and how the school and academy trust should act.

24 September 2018

HMRC has further updated its guidance on compliance with the legislation of the registration of trusts which had tax liability.

21 September 2018

Set out below is a suggested budget representation on the impact of SDLT and ATED on co-operative societies.

13 September 2018

The recent Social Housing Green Paper "a new deal for social housing" has some interesting points to note in relation to community led housing.

11 September 2018

Disabled children with a tendency to abuse others physically should not fall outside the protection of discrimination legislation

10 September 2018

Wrigleys looks at the ways that electric vehicles could benefit estates and rural landowners.

13 August 2018

The firm has once again achieved Band 1 ranking (regional guide) and are delighted to be recognised as a Band 1 National Leader (outside London).

30 July 2018

The recent case of Taulbut v Davey is the latest example of a homemade Will causing confusion, frustration, and fallout.

30 July 2018

The community-led housing sector received welcome news this July, the fund provides grant funding for community groups in early stage of development.

19 July 2018

From the 1 August 2018, important changes are being made to the automatic disqualification rules for charity trustees.

12 July 2018

This article considers the risks of allowing japanese knotweed to spread on your land and the steps which a landowner can take.

04 July 2018

What circumstances mean an academy trust may need to set up a subsidiary company to carry out trading activity, in order to comply with charity law?

03 July 2018

We take a look at the evidence provided to the House of Commons Education Select Committee on 'Educating The North'

28 June 2018

Paying holiday pay at the rate of 12.07% of pay may not always comply with contractual or statutory entitlements.

26 June 2018

There are many reasons a property might be left unoccupied, but this poses additional risks and requirements for insurance.

25 June 2018

What do charities need to consider to demonstrate responsible management?

22 June 2018

Date: Wednesday 4 July 09:15 – 16:45 Venue: The Stoller Hall, Manchester, M3 1DA

19 June 2018

Wrigleys are pleased to announce 4 promotions in the firm's Leeds office.

19 June 2018

The review of Inheritance Tax by the Office of Tax Simplification.

18 June 2018

Preventing the creation of new public rights of way and town and village greens.

12 June 2018

The first stage of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard came into force in April 2018, affecting schools that act as landlords for their properties.

29 May 2018

In this article, we look briefly at the role of the clerk, and what resources are available to schools to make sure that their clerk is supported.

25 May 2018

New statutory guidance on "Keeping Children Safe in Education" is expected to be in place for 3 September 2018.

25 May 2018

ACAS has published new guidance to assist employers in preventing workplace discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief.

24 May 2018

Our newest Private Client Solicitors, Aurea Kevill and Richard Whittaker, talk Wrigleys, relocation from London and Yorkshire Wolds Way

17 May 2018

A dispute between a 74 year old farmer and the Church of England has highlighted the benefits of voluntarily registering land at the Land Registry.

14 May 2018

What are the possible pros and cons of using the new process to convert your charitable company to a CIO?

09 May 2018

Commonhold was trumpeted as a new system of landholding when it was introduced about 15 years ago but is being looked at again now.

04 May 2018

Wrigleys is delighted to have Graham Shaw join the team of education specialists.

01 May 2018

Recently, gaps in insurance meant injuries by a carer might not be covered. Wrigleys have now solved this issue and offer direct employment packages.

24 April 2018

Senior staff may have an implied contractual duty to disclose relationships with sex offenders to assist the governors in their safeguarding duties

20 April 2018

In this article, we look at the innovative solutions which community-led housing offers for young people having difficulties securing their own home.

06 April 2018

Wrigleys are now using Mondaq to distribute their articles from the website to a wider audience. Rediscover the wide range of topics we advise on!

27 March 2018

The changes provide more flexibility to rural communities as to how they use existing buildings to deliver much needed homes and help farms modernise.

22 March 2018

HMRC has now updated its guidance on penalties for failure to comply with the legislation of the registration of trusts which had tax liability.

20 March 2018

Tribunal criticises academy trust for imposing behaviour policy at the expense of a disabled pupil's education

19 March 2018

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman, Michael King, has stated that 80% of the EHC plan complaints received by his office have been upheld

08 March 2018

Published by ARK Group £345.00 Review by Caroline Bielanska, TEP, Solicitor, Independent Consultant, trainer and author

26 February 2018

What could this mean for co-housing & community-led housing?

22 February 2018

In this article we look at what action can be taken to specifically safeguard against forgery of documents relating to ownership of your property.

12 February 2018

There has been a lot in the news about the appointment of a liquidator for Carillion and what this could mean for existing contracts with schools.

12 February 2018

Our book launch saw solicitor and author Austin Thornton introduce his book; Paying For Residential Care: A Guide For Private Client Practitioners

09 February 2018

This article sets out a summary of the community rights and powers introduced by the Localism Act 2011 and how they can be used by community groups.

05 February 2018

A summary of some of the more interesting and important employment cases concerning schools over the last 12 months.

31 January 2018

We consider the potential TUPE risks for a Multi Academy Trust which takes day to day control of a school before the transfer date.

24 January 2018

This article discusses the importance of a strong governing board, to act as a check and a balance on executive decision making.

12 January 2018

We look at the impact on co-housing & community-led housing

11 December 2017

Austin Thornton discusses regulation and risk management in the direct employment of care staff focussing on CQC registration and insurance problems.

21 November 2017

As from April 2018 the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) could prevent landlords from letting properties with low EPC ratings.

15 November 2017

Statutory rights enjoyed by electronic communications operators are set to change.

15 November 2017

The Pension Regulator sets out its revised description of a 'professional trustee.

06 November 2017

What do schools need to look out for and do differently to other organisations?

06 November 2017

Could your school be contravening the Equality Act 2010 by not admitting a transgender pupil?

27 October 2017

Many academy trusts raise additional funds to supplement government funding. This article covers points to consider when looking at income generation.

24 October 2017

Court of Appeal holds that girls and boys in an Islamic state school are discriminated against by being segregated throughout the school day.

18 October 2017

The implementation date of 25 May 2018 for the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) is fast approaching.

16 October 2017

With victims of modern slavery in England likely to number over 10,000, we consider supply chain transparency requirements for academy trusts.

16 October 2017

Strong and stable might no longer be a fashionable phrase, but that's exactly what good governance of academy trusts is all about.

13 October 2017

Interested in community-led housing? Join us on Saturday 4 November at the Friend's Meeting House in Lancaster.

05 October 2017

Wrigleys team up with data protection expert to provide practical training for schools

02 October 2017

When the chalk-face meets the thin blue line: handling police involvement with school staff.

29 September 2017

In this article, we look at who the members of an academy trust are, what they do, and what they should consider when making decisions.

28 September 2017

Can schools decide what pupils can eat while at school?

25 September 2017

We look at the recent movement in schools towards gender neutral school uniforms and the legal duties of schools in relation to uniform policies.

25 September 2017

A reminder of the issues that can arise with school accommodation and how to deal with them.

14 September 2017

At 484 pages, it is quite a read, so we have summarised some of the key points below.

08 September 2017

There are a number of community-led housing events on the horizon, which demonstrates the growing interest in this sector.

06 September 2017

New term, new AFH. Tim Wrigley looks at the latest edition.

06 September 2017

Efficiency or a nail in the coffin of autonomy?

04 September 2017

Is this Memorandum of Understanding a sign of serious action to come?

04 September 2017

Family business adviser Thomas Wainman is celebrating his place on the definitive annual list of young private client practitioners across the UK.

30 August 2017

Wrigleys Solicitors are pleased to welcome Neil Whitaker, Donna Radcliffe and Katie Derry to its Leeds office.

09 August 2017

We summarise proposed changes to the law on Wills (designed to encourage more people to make Wills) and the implications for lawyers and clients.

09 August 2017

Thomas Wainman considers 'employee ownership' as an option for family businesses plus the usual mix of news, insights and perspectives.

26 July 2017

We have compiled a list of grants, loans and other finance options for community-led housing and co-housing groups.

24 July 2017

CBSs are as popular as ever, so this article explores the background and benefits to using a society to deliver your organisation's purposes.

24 July 2017

Practical examples of societies we have recently registered, to give an idea of the range of projects which societies can be used for.

21 July 2017

An exemption which allowed pension schemes to award smaller pensions to civil partners and same-sex spouses found to be incompatible with EU law.

17 July 2017

Wrigleys has been involved in this interesting proposal to re-use an unloved NHS office building for a co-housing scheme.

14 July 2017

Wrigleys has been involved in this ground-breaking scheme to ensure perpetually affordable accommodation for individuals meeting certain criteria.

11 July 2017

The HMRC Trust Registration Service has now been launched and will require all trusts with UK tax liabilities to be registered.

07 July 2017

The community-led housing team are hosting an informal get-together in London on Friday 28 July for community-led housing groups.

06 July 2017

We summarise the elements of GDPR that are specific for schools and academies. We highlight what is important to be aware of and what to prepare for.

29 June 2017

Can independent schools keep their school fee salary sacrifice schemes in place?

21 June 2017

Did you know that landlords (incl community housing landlords) are obliged to consult with tenants under 'long term tenancy agreements'?

21 June 2017

We are often asked is how to make housing affordable in perpetuity. There is no easy answer, though this article explores a possible solution.

08 June 2017

A reminder of when academies need ESFA consent.

05 June 2017

Data protection is changing significantly from 25 May 2018. We explore the changes to the law and suggest our 'Top 6 Actions for Pension Trustees'.

05 June 2017

Unfair hidden ground rent costs on new builds has hit the press recently. We consider the effect on community-led housing groups using leaseholds.

02 June 2017

Wrigleys are pleased to announce 4 promotions in the firm's Leeds office.

31 May 2017

Case underlines TUPE rule on “principal purpose” of an “organised grouping of employees”.

23 May 2017

Why family businesses should consider employee ownership when succession planning.

19 May 2017

The Conservative party manifesto includes a proposal to raise the limit for means testing of capital to £100,000. Wrigleys consider the implications.

19 May 2017

We consider why some solicitors have chosen not to advise their clients on the Residence Nil-Rate Band tax saving opportunity.

18 May 2017

The Conservative party manifesto includes a proposal to raise the limit for means testing of capital to £100,000. Wrigleys consider the implications.

16 May 2017

Was a job applicant with Asperger's Syndrome discriminated against by being required to sit a psychometric test? Yes, held the EAT

10 May 2017

DWP is consulting on draft amending regulations which would introduce a mechanism for deferring employer debts in multi-employer pension schemes.

08 May 2017

This glossary is intended to help those new to the community-led housing sector understand some of the terminology which crops up from time to time.

08 May 2017

The #LeedsBigLunch will be taking place in Victoria Gardens, Leeds (opposite the art gallery and library) between 12pm and 2pm on Friday 26th May 2017

02 May 2017

A quick recap of the key rules relating to political activity by charities, in the run up to the 2017 election.

25 April 2017

The Pensions Regulator is proposing clarity on its powers to impose financial penalties on trustees. The outcome may mean an increase in fines.

25 April 2017

The Pensions Regulator consults on a definition of 'professional trustee' as we face an increasing drive towards '21st century trusteeship'.

13 April 2017

Charity Commission finds ‘basic and serious mismanagement’ by the trustees in selling land for £15m less than it was worth.

12 April 2017

The latest family business news, insights, perspectives and more besides.

10 April 2017

Members of community led housing groups could find themselves having to meet SDLT liabilities earlier than expected.

10 April 2017

Community-led housing & other organisations welcome a common sense decision that business rates may not be payable during significant building works.

06 April 2017

Local Planning Authorities ('LPAs') will be obliged to prepare, maintain & publish registers of brownfield land suitable for residential development.

06 April 2017

An update on the Government's 5 year £60 million pa fund to support community-led housing.

24 March 2017

The Supreme Court has ruled that an unmarried cohabiting partner should receive a survivor's pension under the Local Government Pension Scheme.

15 March 2017

The Supreme Court has today handed down their judgment in the case Ilott v The Blue Cross and Others (previous incarnations known as Ilott v Mitson)

08 March 2017

The latest family business news, insights, perspectives and more besides.

01 March 2017

Groups can help to secure this funding through eligible local authorities. Find out how your group may benefit from this fund.

28 February 2017

The new ‘Residence Nil Rate Band’ aims to put more family homes beyond the reach of inheritance tax.

27 February 2017

A comprehensive report by Age UK adding to the debate about the long term viability of funding for the care of older people.

27 February 2017

The Ministry of Justice has confirmed its plans to substantially increase probate fees from £155 to a maximum of £20,000.

23 February 2017

A recent legal ruling on TUPE service provision changes to decide whether activities carried out afterwards are “fundamentally the same” as before.

20 February 2017

Draft regulations bring relief to maintained schools with less than 250 employees.

20 February 2017

The latest family business news, insights, perspectives and more besides.

17 February 2017

Scenario: A case study of how a school encountered problems when ramping up its fundraising activities and guidance on how you can keep to the rules.

17 February 2017

A new Government White Paper may ease planning for community-led housing and support some rural projects and CLTs

17 February 2017

In her article for the blog, Laura Moss looks at the advantages and disadvantages for students' unions of incorporation.

09 February 2017

What can academies do with cash they don't immediately need?

08 February 2017

From 6 April 2017, many schools will be required to pay the new Apprenticeship Levy. We recommend 4 practical steps to take now.

07 February 2017

Radio 4's Today programme has a series highlighting the crises in health & social care by reference to the personal experiences of family and carers.

07 February 2017

Yes, maybe. Schools should be aware that an unclear COT3 settlement agreement could allow an employee to bring future employment tribunal claims.

06 February 2017

A day of recognition for family businesses; the backbone of the Yorkshire economy and so often the bedrock of their communities.

06 February 2017

A reminder to schools & charities following an inquiry that found a charity had permitted its website and social media to promote terrorist causes.

02 February 2017

Amy Youngman considers what happens to joint accounts after someone loses mental capacity or dies

01 February 2017

A roundtable discussion amongst private client experts from Florida, Texas and New York - plus the European jurisdictions of the UK, Portugal & Malta.

31 January 2017

From April 2017, new regulations set a target number of apprenticeship starts for public sector employers of 2.3% of their total workforce.

20 January 2017

An article for community led housing groups featuring a link to HMRC's SDLT calculator and a summary of potential traps

01 January 2017

Solicitor Stuart Armstrong of SV Armstrong has developed a Health & Safety Leadership Checklist as an introduction for those managing academies.

01 January 2017

Parental concern about asbestos in schools is resulting in greater numbers of FOI requests and so it is vital for academies and MATs to be prepared.

19 December 2016

In a report relevant for academies and maintained schools, an ICO investigation concluded that charities had breached the Data Protection Act.

16 December 2016

The Court of Appeal confirms the status of almshouse residents

15 December 2016

Spreadsheet released illustrating the impact of the proposed formula on your individual schools

12 December 2016

7 simple tips for trustees

08 December 2016

In the recent case of ALNO (UK) Ltd v Turner the EAT stressed the need to apply the “multi-factorial” test established in an earlier TUPE case

08 December 2016

Local authorities now have a statutory duty to meet local demand for self build and custom build. Groups should register for land in their area.

06 December 2016

Q. What do Charity Commission powers, social investment and fundraising have in common? A. They all feature in the Charities Act 2016

02 December 2016

High Court rules draft Ofsted report was wrong to label segregation of girls and boys discriminatory.

28 November 2016

Notwithstanding double-recovery, the Council wasn't entitled to refuse to provide after-care services when an applicant was in receipt of a PI award.

31 October 2016

London based businesses face sharp rises in rates from April 2017, but businesses in the Midlands and North may benefit.

28 October 2016

Tim Wrigley considers the future for schools MATs and governing bodies.

28 October 2016

Age UK study highlights how cost pressures on care homes arising from the funding crises in social care adversely impacts on self funding residents.

25 October 2016

Nominal sums are often paid to niche companies who hold hundreds of rentcharges. This case warns buyers about property subject to rentcharges.

24 October 2016

We consider a joint study by The Kings Fund and the Nuffield Trust on the impact of spending cuts on elder care.

19 October 2016

John McMullen shares his thoughts on TUPE & Brexit

10 October 2016

Thomas Wainman and Oliver Hallam have been awarded the 'STEP Advanced Certificates in Family Business Advising' after passing with distinctions.

30 September 2016

Lifetime gifts to family members is common in tax planning. This case study explains how gifts can be made by relatives who have lost mental capacity.

27 September 2016

Actions required for ALL schools following key changes to statutory safeguarding guidance from September 2016.

15 September 2016

Adam Carruthers writes for Family Business United about what family businesses with Defined Benefit pension schemes can learn from BHS.

14 September 2016

Three graduates start training contracts in the firm's Leeds and Sheffield offices.

13 September 2016

With great power, comes great responsibility. How true is this for governance of academies and schools?

12 September 2016

Congratulations to Charlotte Dyson for her place on the definitive annual list of young private client practitioners across the UK.

09 September 2016

Reminders and good practice tips for securing value for money both at procurement and during the life of major contracts.

07 September 2016

The EAT holds that TUPE service provision changes only apply to a grouping of employees providing services immediately before the transfer.

30 August 2016

Wrigleys Solicitors are pleased to welcome Duncan Milwain, Lucy O'Reilly and Kasim Ahmed to its Leeds office.

19 August 2016

Employers who use the £30,000 tax exemption on termination payments are invited to consult on the proposed reforms.

19 August 2016

Schools that have salary sacrifice schemes as a benefit for staff paying school fees can take part in the government consultation on proposed reforms.

01 August 2016

Many schools will need to be ready for the new rules on reporting pay statistics for men and women from as early as April 2017.

01 August 2016

Guidance to schools on balancing community relationships when expansion and development is opposed.

25 July 2016

A reminder about the legal restrictions there are on what you can do with an academy's land and buildings.

15 July 2016

A super day for the second Tour de Wrigleys cycle ride in aid of the Spinal Injuries Association

12 July 2016

Academy trusts are companies and as such are subject to statutory reporting obligations under the Companies Acts.

12 July 2016

What you need to know about leaving money to a person with a disability and how very simple arrangements can make a huge financial difference.

11 July 2016

TUPE transferee obligations can apply where a service changing hands is divided among multiple providers on functional lines, explains John McMullen

07 July 2016

We look at the movement in schools towards non gender specific policies and procedures.

06 July 2016

By pretending to be you, fraudsters can try to sell or mortgage your property. We consider what you can do to protect yourself.

04 July 2016

Guidance from DfE updated on 1 July for employers, governing bodies, school leaders and staff in maintained schools and academies.

04 July 2016

This guide provides up to date care and support advice and information for people in Sheffield

30 June 2016

Click to download a talk that considers the scheme for making NHS Continuing Care eligibility decision in Wales

30 June 2016

The RCGP has made autistic spectrum disorders a clinical priority for the years 2014 to 2017.

15 June 2016

LGO finds maladministration against Solihull Council for not following Fairer Charging Policy

08 June 2016

To obtain important tax reliefs for IHT and CGT on rural land, it is often essential to be treated as a trading farmer, rather than as a landlord.

08 June 2016

Not necessarily, said the Scottish Court of Session (Inner House).

31 May 2016

Is it possible to register new rights of common over land already registered as common land? "No" says Court of Appeal

19 May 2016

The Health & Social Care Information Centre has published statistics on Hospital and Community Health Services (HCHS) written complaints

16 May 2016

A brief look at recent charity law and company law developments which are of relevance to independent schools.

12 May 2016

Wrigleys is pleased to announce 3 promotions in its private client and charity property teams.

12 May 2016

Despite the change of Government policy, we consider the reasons why it is likely that academisation will continue to accelerate.

05 May 2016

A new study shows that there was a 20% drop in the incidence of dementia in the study group, driven by a reduction in men across all ages above 65

27 April 2016

In this article, we consider the wider implications of sexting on children, teachers and parents.

21 April 2016

Age UK have produced an online map of the risk of loneliness in England for people aged 65+

21 April 2016

Practice guidance published for Social Workers on ABI

20 April 2016

Wrigleys feature in eprivateclient's Top 5 Boutique Law Firms list for the first time.

14 April 2016

Wrigleys Solicitors are pleased to welcome Maria Graylen and Caroline Hawcroft who have recently joined the firm's Rural Property team.

13 April 2016

In a report published on 7th April 2016, The Kings Fund has identified 3 major challenges for the NHS:

08 April 2016

Community groups may end up paying a higher rate of stamp duty when buying a residential property.

08 April 2016

The new regime came into force on 6 April 2016. Download our free briefing note for guidance.

07 April 2016

The Department of Health has produced an amended version of the Care Act Statutory guidance.

01 April 2016

What do bursars need to know about the taxation of payments to employees on the termination of their employment?

01 April 2016

How will the new rules on reporting pay statistics for men and women affect larger independent schools?

01 April 2016

When might a member of school staff be making a disclosure in the public interest and so be protected under employment legislation?

01 April 2016

What are the key factors leading to the increased cost of employing school staff?

01 April 2016

What are the likely effects of a Brexit on those UK employment laws of most relevance to the independent school sector?

01 April 2016

Since 1 July 2015 independent schools have been grappling with 'Prevent'. How should your school be fulfilling its Prevent duty?

01 April 2016

What should be considered before dismissing school staff who have been employed for less than two years?

29 March 2016

Recent reports have highlighted the difficulties schools face when parents become involved in these disputes.

29 March 2016

Handling negative comments, complaints and criticisms about the school or staff made on social media can be a minefield for the leadership team.

29 March 2016

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that an employer was "vicariously liable" for the actions of its employee in an unprovoked attack on a customer.

24 March 2016

Public Health England and the UK Health Forum have published a joint statement on reducing risks for dementia in the population.

24 March 2016

New guidance for health and social services on improving their support for disabled young people approaching adulthood

24 March 2016

Report highlights how adults on the autistic spectrum (including people with Asperger's Syndrome), are more likely than others to suffer early death

17 March 2016

But local authorities say that central government must pay

17 March 2016

An employer who reasonably believed that an employee was lying about his symptoms was entitled to find gross misconduct.

15 March 2016

Sylvie Nunn and Laura Moss weigh up the legal and practical considerations.

15 March 2016

The recent employment tribunal case of ICTS UK Ltd v Mahdi shows there is uncertainty about TUPE and short-term contracts.

09 March 2016

On April 6th 2016 Wales will implement its own comprehensive legislation in social care.

08 March 2016

New guidance for health and social services on improving their support for disabled young people approaching adulthood.

02 March 2016

Commons Public Accounts Committee says evidence shows long term neurological conditions are not a priority for Department of Health and NHS England

26 February 2016

A recent Employment Tribunal case highlights the need for schools to be aware of the possible duty to make reasonable adjustments for dyslexic staff.

24 February 2016

Social care funding problems will worsen without additional help says Local Government Association

19 February 2016

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulates standards in care homes in England.

16 February 2016

Is an express power to lay off subject to an implied term of reasonableness? No, held the EAT

12 February 2016

Following a meeting with the DfE this week, we confirm a short update for Sixth Form Colleges.

11 February 2016

Schools hold large amounts of personal data relating to pupils and staff, which makes them particularly vulnerable to data breaches through hacking.

08 February 2016

A recent ruling in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) gives clarity about when an employee is “assigned” to an employer before a TUPE transfer.

08 February 2016

A recent ruling by the European Court of Justice provides a classic example for HR practitioners of what constitutes a TUPE business transfer.

03 February 2016

All academies must have a complaints procedure in place. This article summarises the guidance available.

03 February 2016

The DfE issued new guidance seeking to clarify who legally constitutes a parent, their rights, and the school's responsibilities towards individuals.

22 January 2016

Respond to the consultation on changes to SDLT before 1 February 2016.

20 January 2016

A recent case resulted in a £2 million fine to the landowner following the death of a boy critically injured whilst trespassing.

20 January 2016

On conversion, local authorities often provide schools with their asbestos reports. Unfortunately these reports are sometimes inaccurate.

20 January 2016

As a charity, occupying and using school premises for school purposes, academies are entitled to an 80% reduction in their business rates.

07 January 2016

HMRC has now opened a consultation as to how this SDLT rise would operate. Although open to change, this article summarises the initial proposal.

05 January 2016

Did an education trust discriminate against a teacher on the ground of age by replacing her with a less experienced teacher? 'No' ruled the EAT

18 December 2015

The Bill has now been through the detailed amendments process in Parliament and is now unlikely to change significantly before it becomes law.

03 December 2015

The 2015 autumn statement announced a rise in the rate of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) for the purchase of additional homes and buy to let properties.

02 December 2015

From 1 February 2016, all private residential landlords will have to check that new tenants have the right to be in the UK.

30 November 2015

Guidance for agricultural landowners on NEW rules effective from October 2015 and a reminder of the rules relating to agricultural workers.

26 November 2015

In the 2015 Autumn Statement it was announced that following a consultation on the use of Deeds of Variation, no changes are to be made.

24 November 2015

Landowners should take note. The Bill is not intended to introduce new law but there is a new offence that landowners should be aware of.

23 November 2015

An alarming new report reveals the number of people who leave major decisions about housing, assets and care to chance.

20 November 2015

This article considers the options for holding shares in an EO company and considers the pros and cons for both 'direct' and 'indirect' ownership.

03 November 2015

Practical tips for residential landlords following the introduction of extra protection for tenants.

29 October 2015

Amendments to the Finance Bill introduced this week will mean the end of certain tax reliefs available on investments in community energy projects.

22 October 2015

We analyse the Bill's progress through the House of Lords and considers the prospects of some interesting changes.

19 October 2015

We look at academy disclosure requirements - an area where some academies unwittingly fall short, particularly in relation to information on websites

15 October 2015

Exploring the lawfulness of schools demanding financial contributions from parents

15 October 2015

DfE has added to its academy funding agreements to make provision for coasting.

09 October 2015

Wrigleys Court of Protection team are celebrating an entry in the prestigious legal industry rankings in the first year of applying.

30 September 2015

The annual reissue of the Academies Financial Handbook, effective from 1 September, continues the steady flow of additional requirements for academies

25 September 2015

Wrigleys discovers a talented artist amongst its team in Ahmed Said, an accomplished specialist in Tingatinga style painting

16 September 2015

Two recent changes relating to the treatment of holiday pay are important for schools and academies to note.

15 September 2015

Wrigleys celebrates another successful year for its trainee recruitment process, and welcomes Trusts and Estates specialist solicitor Kieran McIvor.

10 September 2015

Natalie Johnson considers how the CC's role has evolved during the era of austerity.

01 September 2015

The latest in a line of cases causing problems for fully mutual housing associations and cooperatives. Emma Ridge gives guidance on the issue.

29 July 2015

This case made headlines after a daughter successfully challenged being excluded from her mother's Will. We analyse the implications for testators.

14 July 2015

In an unexpected announcement in the 2015 Budget, a valuable tax relief available for private landlords has been severely restricted.

13 July 2015

A group of our staff cycled 40 miles across the Yorkshire hills, between the Sheffield and Leeds offices to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society.

09 July 2015

We now have some further detail on what a 'coasting' school may look like.

09 July 2015

FAQs on how the widely anticipated changes to the Inheritance Tax nil rate band will operate.