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Browse our law briefs and blogs, aimed at addressing the practical implications of the latest legal developments affecting you and your organisation

Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Scheme Criticised for Using Incentives for GPs to Reduce Money on Medicines - the Potential Impact on Patients

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

GPs in Oxfordshire have been incentivised to reduce the amount of medicines being prescribed to the elderly in care homes, according to Pulse magazine.

Scheme Criticised for Using Incentives for GPs to Reduce Money on Medicines - the Potential Impact on Patients

Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Confidence for Generics Companies After Dominant Company Accused of Unlawful Tactics

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

The Competition and Markets Authority has decided to take action against MSD, the big pharma company, for alleged abuse of dominant position in the market, contrary to Chapter II of the Competition Act.

Confidence for Generics Companies After Dominant Company Accused of Unlawful Tactics

Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Contractual Intention and Confusing Clauses - Interpreting Unclear Contracts

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

When there is uncertainty over meaning within a contract, the Supreme Court in the 2015 case of Arnold v Britton established that the court ascertains the parties' intentions by reference to what a reasonable person having all the background knowledge...

Contractual Intention and Confusing Clauses - Interpreting Unclear Contracts

Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

"Who's Calling Please?" - Record Fine Issued to Company Following 99.5 Million Nuisance Calls

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has issued a record fine of £400,000 to Keurboom Communications Ltd for making 99.5 million nuisance calls over an 18 month period. The fine is the largest yet to be issued by the ICO for nuisance calls.


Blogs Employment

What Happens If an Employer Has Wrongly Designated an Individual as Self-Employed?

Friday, 16 June 2017

If this is the case and employers do not provide facility to take paid annual leave as a result, they may be liable to pay for all accrued leave on termination.

What Happens If an Employer Has Wrongly Designated an Individual as Self-Employed?

Blogs Employment

Disability and Redundancy - What You Need to Consider

Friday, 16 June 2017

Is it possible to make a disabled employee redundant if the risk of redundancy is identified as a result of their absence on sick leave?

Disability and Redundancy - What You Need to Consider

Blogs Employment

Why Is It Important to Review Contracts of Employment on Promotion?

Friday, 16 June 2017

When an employee is promoted, it may not be just their job title and salary that needs to be updated.

Why Is It Important to Review Contracts of Employment on Promotion?

Blogs Family Business

Brexit Implications of Employing EEA Nationals in Your Family Business

Friday, 16 June 2017

Some of our clients have contacted us over employee concerns, particularly following press reports of individuals receiving (albeit in error), Home Office letters inviting them to leave.

Brexit Implications of Employing EEA Nationals in Your Family Business

Blogs Family Business

Family Businesses - Complex, Interesting and...a Little Dangerous

Friday, 16 June 2017

At one level you are very simple - you are a family, and you run a business together

Family Businesses - Complex, Interesting and...a Little Dangerous

Blogs Independent Schools

Mental Health in Schools - the Response to a Developing Crisis

Friday, 16 June 2017

Louise Gilmer explores mental health in schools and the proposed measures which may help to alleviate the problem.

Mental Health in Schools - the Response to a Developing Crisis

Blogs Healthcare Recruitment

NHS U-Turns on Blanket IR35 Decisions

Monday, 12 June 2017

The NHS has revised its decision to put all contractors working through an intermediary, such as a personal service company (PSC), onto the payroll following the recent changes to IR35 in the public sector.

NHS U-Turns on Blanket IR35 Decisions

Blogs Immigration Recruitment

New Immigration Skills Charge for Employers - What You Need to Know

Monday, 12 June 2017

The Immigration Skills Charge Regulations came into force on 6 April 2017, but what exactly does the charge involve and how will it work in practice?

New Immigration Skills Charge for Employers - What You Need to Know

Blogs Data Protection Recruitment

GDPR - 4 Things That Recruitment Businesses Should Prepare for Now

Monday, 12 June 2017

In just under 12 months' time, on 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force. The GDPR will make massive changes to UK data protection laws. How will your recruitment business be affected?

GDPR - 4 Things That Recruitment Businesses Should Prepare for Now

Blogs Private Client

Snaps, Tunes and Twitter - You Can't Take Them with You

Monday, 12 June 2017

Have you got a Will in place? If so, have you planned what to do with your digital assets?

Snaps, Tunes and Twitter - You Can't Take Them with You

Blogs Data Protection

New Data Protection Laws - It’s the Final Countdown

Thursday, 08 June 2017

In May 2016, organisations were given two years to get ready for some big data protection changes. The first year has flown by and now there is just under one year to go.

New Data Protection Laws - It’s the Final Countdown