Our Housing team are delighted following a formal tender procurement process to have been appointed to three lots under the new multi-million-pound legal services framework for The Riverside Group.
As the education environment continues to change and opportunities to make savings and generate income develop, schools and academies face a growing need to ensure that their budget and reputation is protected when they enter commercial contracts, including being able to demonstrate that adequate due diligence has been carried out.
Our experienced commercial contracts solicitors provide the best possible advice on creating business contracts with suppliers, customers or collaborators. Schools and academies enter into contracts all the time, and ensuring that your contracts are water tight is imperative for protecting you from being exposed to contractual risks, including disputes, contract negotiations, data protection breaches and regulatory compliance.
We work in partnership with you to ensure that all commercial contracts are clear and unambiguous. We draw on our extensive cross-sector and legal knowledge to ensure that all commercial contracts are fit for purpose, compliant with the law and help safeguard against commercial risks. All of your contracts need to take account of the legal and regulatory requirements, as well as the “deal” of an organisation. We work with you to make sure that whatever you are asked to sign, you know what the implications are, even if there is little room for negotiation.
While commercial contracts are put in place to safeguard your organisation, if your organisation is facing a commercial dispute we can work with you to provide clear and practical advice and support through every step of the dispute, from identifying whether there is a case, to dispute resolution through mediation or court proceedings.
We provide comprehensive and wide ranging advice on all aspects of commercial contracts, including:
- Service contracts
- Supplier contracts
- Heads of terms
- Procurement documentation
- Intellectual property
- Consultancy agreements
- Email and internet-use policies
- Website terms and conditions
- General terms and conditions of business
- Joint-venture agreements
- IT contracts
- Software licences
- Commercial contract disputes, including litigation and debt recovery support.
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As a teacher, or a professional working in the education sector, there are multiple issues that you may face. Whilst we do offer advice about educating children from a variety of backgrounds in a safe and caring environment, we also offer advice to you as an individual. We understand that the pressures and numerous challenges facing those in charge are not always classroom based.
Education is one of our core sectors. This allows us to combine our specialist subject knowledge and experiences with our personal approach to individual cases. Our clients tell us that the service they receive from us is unique, and we believe this comes directly from our commitment to the purpose of our firm: 'to improve lives, communities and society’.
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Necrotising Fasciitis, more commonly known as the ‘flesh-eating disease’, is a significant medical condition that requires urgent treatment.
Many of us who have been following the unfolding Inquest, are not surprised that the Coroner found gross and significant failures on the part of those caring for him.
Transferring out of SHPS will not be suitable for every housing association. So what should housing associations do?
In all the action to remove defective cladding, leaseholders have been the elephant in the room. Whilst social landlords might have adopted a wait and see approach private landlords do not have that luxury.
We welcome the Labour Party’s commitment to doubling the size of the co-operative economy. We wholeheartedly support the ambition to grow this vitally important part of the economy.
It was first referred to in the Charities Act 2006 (which was subsequently replaced by the Charities Act 2011) but it has finally been announced that charitable companies are able to convert to a charitable incorporated organisation (“CIO”).
The Private Members Bill Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill 2017-19 now has Government support and was debated at second reading on Friday 19 January 2018.
In short - yes. This is a common question in personal injury or clinical negligence claims and has recently come before the High Court in judicial review proceedings.
GDPR The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will come into force on 25 May 2018 and bring changes to the rules governing data protection and the requirements placed on organisations which control or process personal data.
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