The High Court has ruled that retrospective changes to the LGPS exit credits regime were lawful – and gave some helpful guidance around the new discretion to pay an exit credit.
Two of our trainee solicitors are raising money for the Access to Justice Foundation to support their Emergency Appeal due to the Coronavirus pandemic to raise funds for clinics and other organisations providing free legal advice.
The Access to Justice Foundation increases the support available to vulnerable people requiring access to the legal system through strategic grant making and supporting the advice sector. The current pandemic threatens the sustainability of the already fragile sector and the demand on services has changed in a way that no one could have anticipated. It is essential that those most vulnerable in society are able to access legal advice and that the organisations who offer this advice are able to keep going. Without urgent support, many specialist advice agencies will close, reducing access to legal support for many.
Rachel Sutcliffe and Mischa Howell are passionate about supporting the provision of pro bono (free) legal advice, and to support the Access to Justice Foundation, have come up with a somewhat unusual idea…
Rachel has agreed to spend the night (9.00 pm–6.00 am) on Monday 11 May camping in her son’s Wendy house. Those who know Rachel are aware that she is not a massive fan of the ‘great outdoors’ in particular, camping, mud and bugs, so it will be a real challenge!
Alongside this, Mischa will be running and walking the distance of three ‘Legal Walks’ – 30km over the course of 3 days (9-11 May)
The Government has brought forward draft laws to allow independent schools to close the Teacher’s Pension Scheme to new joiners but to allow existing members to continue.
The Government has started consultation on the regulations providing the detailed framework for collective money purchase pension schemes.
In June we took on the challenge to become a Sepsis Savvy organisation - I'm really pleased to announce we've done it!
In 2020 the court rules were changed to require that all residential tenants must be given 14 days’ notice of an eviction. What happens though if the eviction is cancelled on the day?
We are delighted to announce that our private wealth law department has continued to maintain its Band 2 position in the latest edition of Chambers and Partners High Net Worth.
The new CHF is set to launch and open for applications with £4 million set to be allocated to community-led housing groups to support an increase the supply of affordable housing in England.
Charities, like other organisations, may be subject to or choose to voluntarily comply with the reporting requirements under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
The draft regulations making it mandatory for anyone entering a registered care home in England to have been double vaccinated unless they are clinically exempt were made on 22 July 2021.
Doug Mullen and Michelle Knight discuss the recent judicial review of regulations changing the regime governing exit credits in the local government pension scheme.
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