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

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Are We Really Looking at a Cookie-Less Future?

Monday, 26 July 2021

Those in marketing will likely already be aware of the planned changes or 'privacy pivots' planned by Google and already implemented by Apple.

Are We Really Looking at a Cookie-Less Future?

Articles & Blogs Information Law

Think Before You Troll?

Monday, 26 July 2021

Whilst social media can be an invaluable tool in helping to connect and unite people around the world (particularly in current times), online abuse and trolling is unfortunately a common - and completely unacceptable - experience for many users.

Think Before You Troll?

Articles & Blogs Information Law Private Client

Can You Leave Digital Assets in Your Will?

Monday, 26 July 2021

During the pandemic our lives have shifted online to an even greater extent than before, meaning that digital assets are playing an ever greater role in everyday life.

Can You Leave Digital Assets in Your Will?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Sickness Absence Dismissals - Considerations for Employers

Friday, 16 July 2021

In the recent case of Brightman v TIAA Limited, employee Mrs Brightman was dismissed on the basis of evidence that she was likely to have further unpredictable periods of absence in future.

Sickness Absence Dismissals - Considerations for Employers

Articles & Blogs Employment

Government Updates Step 4 'Working Safely' Guidance

Friday, 23 July 2021

The Government's Working safely during coronavirus guidance has been updated in response to England moving to Step 4 of the Roadmap out of lockdown.

Government Updates Step 4 'Working Safely' Guidance

Articles & Blogs Employment

New Hybrid Working Guidance From ACAS

Friday, 23 July 2021

New guidance on hybrid working has been published by ACAS to help employers consider, discuss and introduce this flexible way of working in their workplace.

New Hybrid Working Guidance From ACAS

Articles & Blogs Personal Injury

What Are the New Changes to Whiplash Injury Claims?

Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Did you know that if you are involved in a road traffic accident, the rules about bringing a personal injury claim may have changed.

What Are the New Changes to Whiplash Injury Claims?

Articles & Blogs Corporate

Acquisition of UK Video Games Maker Sumo Group Conditioned on Clearing US and UK National Security Review

Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Tencent, the Chinese owner of WeChat (a popular social media messaging app), offered on Monday to buy all the shares of AIM-listed video games developer Sumo Group for £919 million cash.

Acquisition of UK Video Games Maker Sumo Group Conditioned on Clearing US and UK National Security Review

Articles & Blogs Academies & MATs

Academy Trust Handbook 2021 - Are You Ready for the New Edition?

Monday, 12 July 2021

A new Academy Trust Handbook (the Handbook) was recently published and takes effect on 1 September 2021. The Handbook, formerly known as the Academies Financial Handbook, has been rebranded to reflect the wider range of areas covered.

Academy Trust Handbook 2021 - Are You Ready for the New Edition?

Articles & Blogs Academies & MATs

Updated DfE Model Articles of Association for Academy Trusts - So What Has Changed?

Monday, 12 July 2021

The DfE published new model Articles of Association on 30 June 2021. The model itself includes a helpful list of the areas which have been updated. We consider some of the key changes and what the implications might be for your academy trust.

Updated DfE Model Articles of Association for Academy Trusts - So What Has Changed?

Articles & Blogs Academies & MATs

Commentary on Ofsted Review of Sexual Abuse in Academies & Schools

Monday, 12 July 2021

In April, the DfE asked Ofsted to carry out a rapid review into sexual abuse in schools. This was in response to the publication of thousands of testimonies of sexual harassment and violence in schools on the Everyone's Invited website.

Commentary on Ofsted Review of Sexual Abuse in Academies & Schools

Articles & Blogs Personal Injury

What Does the Law Say About Allergies?

Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Prevention of allergic reactions in food preparation and distribution is an important part of the law.

What Does the Law Say About Allergies?

Articles & Blogs Academies & MATs

Exit Payments - Publication of Special Severance Payment (SSP) Guidance

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

HM Treasury has issued new guidance on 'Public Sector Exit Payments use of Special Severance Payments' by public sector employers. The guidance replaces the legislation around public sector exit payments.

Exit Payments - Publication of Special Severance Payment (SSP) Guidance

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

Beware of GPhC Inspections!

Tuesday, 13 July 2021

As we emerge from the pandemic, a revamped inspection regime from the GPhC is coming for community pharmacies.

New GB-NI Pharma Arrangements - VWV Client Provides Innovative Solution

Articles & Blogs Higher Education Private Client

Inheritance Act Claims - FAQs for Universities

Monday, 12 July 2021

Our Legacy Protection team answer some of our most frequently asked questions surrounding Inheritance Act claims and their impact on higher education institutions (HEIs).

Inheritance Act Claims - FAQs for Universities