1C: Legal developments in the management of staff, parents and pupils | HMC Autumn Conference 2023

HMC Autumn Conference 2023

2 October 2023 - 4 October 2023

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon

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1C: Legal developments in the management of staff, parents and pupils

Workshop synopsis:

In this session Simon Bevan and Tabitha Cave, partners at VWV, will flag recent changes in legislation and case law relating to the management of staff, parents and pupils. This will include an update on discrimination claims and reasonable adjustment, fair procedure in complaints, flexible and hybrid working, strikes and the use of agency staff. They will not only explain the changes, but share the mood music sitting behind them and give practical tips on how to reduce risk in practice.

About Tabitha Cave:

I am a Partner and lead VWV’s regulatory compliance team.  A litigator by background, I specialise in the governance and management of safeguarding and in critical incident management, which frequently involves advice on investigations and inspections, regulatory reporting, liability, dispute resolution and reputation protection.

About Alice Reeve:

Alice is trusted by schools and other employers to support them in tackling sensitive and complex employment law issues, in a pragmatic and commercially focused manner.

An experienced employment lawyer, Alice predominantly works with independent schools and academies, and is well placed to assist with restructuring or redundancy programmes, grievance and capability processes and managing allegations of professional misconduct.

In addition, Alice has a track record in academy conversions and has worked with many academies through their conversion and beyond, offering support in the consultation with staff and compliance with TUPE.

Alice also runs training sessions for school leaders to keep them up to date on topics as diverse as equality and handling complaints.

Key details
Tabitha Cave, Partner, VWV and Alice Reeve, Partner, VWV
Room: Ballroom