In brief

London firm Sharpe Pritchard is holding a conference on Tupe and the Acquired Rights Directive on 30 September. The conference, to be held at the New Connaught Rooms, will address a range of issues including in what circumstances Tupe now applies and pensions. Stuart Isaacs QC, Mr Justice Mummery, president of the Employment Appeal Tribunal, and several Sharpe Prichard solicitors will speak.

Hereford and Worcester County Council has issued a writ against Municipal Mutual Insurance over the company's alleged refusal to pay compensation for child abuse claims. It claims MMI has said it will not pay out if three claims for damages made by pupils at Rhydd Court special school succeed. The pupils are suing the council over allegations that they were subjected to sexual abuse by other students. MMI has filed its defence but no hearing date has been set.

CCT specialists Stephen Cirell and John Bennett of Eversheds in Leeds are holding three one-day seminars on tender evaluations for CCT contracts. The seminars, on topics such as strategic planning and legal framework, will be held in Glasgow on 13 October, in Leeds on 2 November and in London on 10 November.