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Education briefing - Changes to holiday pay on the horizon 10/11/2023
Labour Party: VAT on private school fees but no loss of charitable status 30/10/2023
Education briefing - Acas publishes draft statutory Code of Practice on handling requests for a predictable working pattern 27/10/2023
Education briefing - Supreme Court issues landmark decision on backdated holiday pay 10/10/2023
Education briefing - CC14 revises the Commission’s approach to investment strategies for charities 22/09/2023
Education briefing - Quarterly UK employment update 20/09/2023
Education briefing - Academy Trust Handbook updated from 1 September 2023 02/08/2023
Education briefing - Important immigration changes for institutions to be aware of 28/07/2023
Education briefing - Latest news on forthcoming employment changes 26/07/2023
Education Briefing - Quarterly UK Employment Update 23/06/2023
Education briefing - Updated guidance on Keeping Children Safe in Education 13/06/2023
Freedom of Speech Act finally receives Royal Assent – important changes on the horizon for English higher education providers and students’ unions 30/05/2023
Education briefing: Government finally publishes guidance for employers on ethnicity pay reporting: 28/04/2023
Education briefing - Quarterly UK employment update 31/03/2023
Education briefing - Student accommodation: A vision for the future 24/03/2023
Education briefing - Office for Students launches consultation on tackling harassment and sexual misconduct 03/03/2023
Education briefing - ICO decision provides guidance on facial recognition technology in UK schools 15/02/2023
Government consults on draft Code of Practice on “fire and rehire” 31/01/2023
Education briefing - The Graduate visa – How is it doing so far? 27/01/2023
Education briefing - Holiday pay – Government consults on changes to calculating holiday entitlement for part-year and irregular hours workers 17/01/2023
Education briefing - Colleges financial handbook – what can colleges expect? 17/01/2023
Education briefing - Government announces changes to flexible working 06/12/2022
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Webinar recording -  Pensions Education Sector Annual Conference 2023 23/11/2023
Webinar recording -  Governance and legal refresher for academy trusts 22/11/2023
Webinar recording -  Protecting your IP when contracting with third parties – IP development and exploitation agreements 21/11/2023
Webinar recording -  Company law refresher for education institutions 15/11/2023
Webinar recording -  The skilled worker route - what do you need to know and how do you remain compliant? 14/11/2023
Webinar recording -  UK GDPR update for HR professionals 08/11/2023
Webinar recording -  Capturing IP: securing IP rights in lecture capture and remote learning 07/11/2023
Webinar recording -  Immigration - The Student Route - what do you need to know and how do you remain compliant? 02/11/2023
Webinar recording -  Redundancy and contractual variation 01/11/2023
Webinar recording -  An Introduction to trans-national agreement for education institutions 31/10/2023
Webinar recording -  Managing the risk of suicide in the workplace 19/10/2023
Webinar recording -  Under the microscope – conducting successful employee investigations 17/10/2023
Webinar recording -  Apprenticeship Employer Agreements 12/10/2023
Webinar recording - Sponsor Compliance Visits – Are You Prepared? 11/10/2023
Webinar recording - Hot topics for HR (Oct 23) 05/10/2023
Webinar recording - Casual and term-time working models – practical and legal issues 27/04/2023
Webinar recording - Apprenticeship Employer Agreements 26/04/2023
Webinar recording - Sponsor Compliance Visits – Are You Prepared? 20/04/2023
Webinar recording - UK GDPR update for HR professionals 18/04/2023
Webinar recording - Capturing IP: securing IP rights in lecture capture and remote learning 28/03/2023
Webinar recording - Under the microscope – conducting successful employee investigations 23/03/2023
Webinar recording - Subsidiary companies - legal considerations 16/03/2023
Webinar recording - Hot topics for HR 15/03/2023
Webinar recording - The skilled worker route - what do you need to know and how do you remain compliant? 14/03/2023
Webinar recording - Charity law refresher and update 09/03/2023

Education article contributors

You will find all our people to be informed, enthusiastic and genuinely committed to your organisation. We are specialists for a reason: education is an area that we are passionate about.

Here are a selection of our current contributors.

Nicola Bennison Nicola Bennison
Head of the UK Education Sector
+44 115 931 7602

Nicola Bennison leads the national student issues team in the education group. Nicola has a dual specialism in student issues and employment law with a particular focus on equality and diversity.

She is a regular speaker at conferences for a range of organisations as well as a regularly providing in-house training on student and HR issues.

Chris Mordue Chris Mordue
+ 44 113 200 4856

Chris Mordue is a partner in our Human Resources Practice Group, advising in employment to our Education sector clients, particularly universities. Chris' work includes complex disputes and tribunal cases, industrial relations issues, TUPE, redundancy and organisational change, senior level terminations, internationalisation, equality and diversity matters and academic freedom issues.

Chris is an experienced employment tribunal advocate, having represented employers at numerous tribunal hearings since qualifying as a solicitor in 1993. His tribunal work typically includes the defence of claims for unfair and wrongful dismissal, but typically also claims involving complaints of discrimination and whistleblowing.

Robert Gray Robert Gray
+44 161 831 8275

Robert Gray is a Partner in our Human Resources practice. He undertakes a full range of contentious and non-contentious employment work. His work areas include: redundancy/restructuring, collective and trade union issues, senior postholder terminations, complex internal disciplinary and grievance proceedings, discrimination and equality issues (including the public sector equality duty), employment-related DPA/FOIA issues, 'atypical' working models (including sessional/term-time, zero hours and fixed-term contracts) and whistleblowing issues. He also provides advice on governance and constitutional issues for education sector employers.

Robert is an experienced advocate and negotiator. He regularly delivers training and thought leadership events for education clients and sector bodies, including UCEA, UHR, AoC and the Sixth Form Colleges' Association.

David O'Hara Ben Wood
+44 113 200 4273

Ben Wood is a Partner in our Human Resources Group. He is experienced in providing employment law advice to clients in the education sector.

Ben also conducts his own advocacy in Employment Tribunals. Recent cases have included discrimination, whistleblowing, claims under the fixed term employees and part time workers legislation and under the Working Time Regulations.

Alison Oldfield Alison Oldfield
+44 113 200 4660

Alison Oldfield is a partner in Eversheds Litigation and Dispute Management Group. She is experienced in handling all types of property disputes acting for a diverse range of national and international clients spanning both the public and private sector.

She also leads the dispute resolution team in the education group, advising education institutions across the academies, further and higher education sectors on a wide range of contentious and risk management issues particularly in relation to contractual and property disputes and judicial review proceedings.

David O'Hara David O'Hara
Prinicipal Associate
+44 161 831 8541

David O’Hara is the practice support lawyer in the education group. He is experienced in updating education clients on forthcoming changes which will affect the sector and delivers a wide range of employment law training courses to education institutions