When the law changes overnight: Advising clients during the coronavirus pandemic
New legislation is being churned out at whiplash pace. Sarah Litchfield, University Secretary and General Counsel, and Stephen Allen, Lawyer, at the University of Surrey, reflect on the rapid legal changes of the Coronavirus Universe.
Comply and Thrive – Moving to a Governance, Risk and Assurance Culture
Sarah Litchfield, Secretary and General Counsel, and Mat Cooling, Director of Risk and Assurance, at the University of Surrey, explain how universities can establish a governance, risk and assurance (GRA) culture, and why this is particularly important since the pandemic.
The Execution of Deeds
Mark Taylor, Partner, and Rachel Soundy, Principal Associate, at Eversheds Sutherland, discuss how universities may be able to execute deeds in more challenging times.
The Language of Regulation
Gary Attle, Partner and Head of Education and Governance at Mills & Reeve LLP, explains terminology brought in by the Higher Education and Research Act 2017.
The Limits of Regulation
Gary Attle, Partner and Head of Education and Governance at Mills & Reeve LLP suggests a review of OfS guidance on reportable events.
Universities and Sports Companies
As universities look to diversify income streams, Sarah Litchfield, University Secretary and General Counsel for the University of Surrey, considers what this means for charitable assets in the context of sport provision.
Making Reparative Justice Real – the University of Glasgow Approach
The history of the University of Glasgow stretches back almost six centuries – through the Reformation, the Jacobite Risings, the Glorious Revolution, the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution and two world […]
Financial Resilience: Six Practical Steps
In this post from Sarah Seed, Partner at Mills & Reeve, she discusses financial resilience and what steps you can take to ensure your institution does not cause a breach.
Universities, Export Controls and Sanctions
What is the risk of your institution breaching export controls or sanctions laws? It may be greater than you think. Richard Tauwhare, Senior Director at Dechert LLP explains some of the misunderstandings around how these regulations apply to academic research and commercial collaborations.
Disclosing Criminal Convictions
Gayle McFarlane, Partner, and Siân Jones-Davies, Senior Associate, at Eversheds Sutherland, discuss the difference GDPR will make to the disclosure of criminal convictions by applicants and students.