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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020). CA 2020, ss 37–38 and Sch 16 Pt 1, para 3(1), provides that where a temporary school closure order is in effect, the duties of parents and local authorities with regard to school attendance under sections 437–443 of the Education Act 1996 (EA 1996) do not apply and the offence of failing to secure regular attendance at school of a registered pupil under EA 1996, s 444 is to be disregarded. On 19 March 2020, the Secretary of State for Education announced the temporary closure of all schools and educational settings in England except for children of key workers and vulnerable children. This decision came into force at the end of the school day on 20 March 2020 (see: LNB News 19/03/2020 10). For guidance, see Closure of educational settings: information for parents and carers (see: LNB News 23/03/2020 22) and Guidance for schools about temporarily closing (see: LNB News 23/03/2020 69). For more updates regarding the COVID-19 impact on the education sector, see: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and local government—overview and Coronavirus (COVID-19)—education tracker. See also the Coronavirus (COVID-19) toolkit, which provides easy access to news, practical guidance and Q&As from across a number of Practice Areas (subject to subscription).
The Education Act 1996 (EA 1996) imposes criminal liability on
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Community order requirementsCommunity order requirements are set out in the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (CJA 2003), as amended by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO 2012) and the Offender Rehabilitation Act 2014 (ORA 2014). Criminal Justice Act 2003, s 152(2)
What is quia timet relief?Injunctions are generally awarded where a party has already suffered a wrong. For guidance on injunctions generally, see Practice Note: Injunctions—guiding principles. However, an injunction may be sought before a party's rights have been infringed on the basis that they
Company directors are not, by virtue only of their office as director, automatically entitled under company law to remuneration for services as a director or to reimbursement of expenses incurred in rendering such services. Power to pay directors remuneration for their services will need to be
The right to notice means a right for the employee to remain in employment for the period of notice, not simply to be paid for it. An employer will therefore often include in the contract an express right to make a payment in lieu of notice ('PILON') as an alternative to giving notice, to ensure
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