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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.

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Small and Medium Sized Pharma Companies': Financial Plea to Government's 'No Deal Brexit' Stockpiling

Friday, 12 October 2018

The UK Government has continued to up its preparations for a "no deal Brexit". Part of that has involved a request to the UK's pharma manufacturers to stockpile an extra six weeks' worth of stock to avoid shortages.

Small and Medium Sized Pharma Companies':  Financial Plea to Government's 'No Deal Brexit' Stockpiling

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

'No Deal Brexit' - What Does This Mean for Parallel Trade?

Friday, 12 October 2018

The UK government has disclosed its plans for the exhaustion of intellectual property rights if there is a no deal Brexit.

'No Deal Brexit' - What Does This Mean for Parallel Trade?

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Pharma Sector Offers Lukewarm Welcome to the Post-Brexit Immigration System Plan

Friday, 12 October 2018

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has published its highly anticipated report on how the UK's immigration system might be adjusted to counteract the effects of Brexit.

Pharma Sector Offers Lukewarm Welcome to the Post-Brexit Immigration System Plan

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

NHS Takes Up Revolutionary Immunotherapy Cancer Treatment

Friday, 12 October 2018

The National Health Service is to take up a revolutionary immunotherapy cancer treatment from Novartis. The drug called Kymriah is very expensive, with a list price of £282,000 per patient, but seen by some as a miracle cure.

NHS Takes Up Revolutionary Immunotherapy Cancer Treatment

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

NHS Saves Hundreds of Millions of Pounds by Switching to Generics - What More Can Be Done?

Friday, 12 October 2018

The NHS has saved hundreds of millions of pounds last year, by switching from some branded medicines to generics.

NHS Saves Hundreds of Millions of Pounds by Switching to Generics - What More Can Be Done?

Articles & Blogs Property Litigation

Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 Redevelopment Ground to Be Examined in the Supreme Court

Friday, 12 October 2018

S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd is due to be heard by the Supreme Court next week. This may have consequences for landlords relying on ground (f) to oppose lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (LTA 1954).

Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 Redevelopment Ground

Articles & Blogs Employment

Bakery Owners' Refusal to Print 'Support Gay Marriage' on a Cake Is Not Discrimination

Friday, 12 October 2018

The Supreme Court handed down their decision on the high profile case of Lee v Ashers Baking Company Ltd on 10 October 2018...

Bakery Owners' Refusal to Print 'Support Gay Marriage' on a Cake Is Not Discrimination

Articles & Blogs Employment

The Charity Commission Sees 15% Rise in Whistleblowing Reports

Friday, 12 October 2018

A report published on 28 September 2018 reveals whistleblowing disclosures to the Charity Commission are up by almost 15% from 2016-2017.

The Charity Commission Sees 15% Rise in Whistleblowing Reports

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing

Selling Your House? How to Avoid a Completion Day Nightmare

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Thousands of houses are sold and bought every year without any difficulty. But sometimes, things go wrong.

Selling Your House? How to Avoid a Completion Day Nightmare

Articles & Blogs Child Sexual Abuse

STOP PRESS: Residential Schools Investigation Update

Monday, 08 October 2018

On 5th October, IICSA published an update and invited applications for core participant status in the Residential Schools investigation.

STOP PRESS: Residential Schools Investigation Update

Articles & Blogs Employment

A Close Shave: Can Employers Ban Beards in the Workplace?

Friday, 05 October 2018

Following the recent BBC news story that a police officer is bringing an industrial tribunal case against the Police Service of Northern Ireland over a ban on facial hair, we take a look at the position concerning dress codes and sex discrimination.

A Close Shave: Can Employers Ban Beards in the Workplace?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Minimum Wage Compliance and 'Employment Law Evasion' in the Gig Economy

Friday, 05 October 2018

The publication of a new report on minimum wage compliance and the launch of an inquiry into 'employment law evasion' in the gig economy highlight that both of these matters remain present on the government's current agenda.

Minimum Wage Compliance and 'Employment Law Evasion' in the Gig Economy

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Unmarried Couples - Do You Know Your Legal Rights?

Thursday, 27 September 2018

At the Conservative Party Conference this Autumn, Theresa May announced that all couples in England and Wales will be able to enter a civil partnership rather than a marriage if they wish.

Cohabiting Couples

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Teachers' Pensions - An Uncontrollable Cost or Are There Other Options for Schools?

Thursday, 04 October 2018

The Teachers' Pension Scheme announcement that employer pension contributions will rise from 16.4% to 23.6% from September 2019 has caused widespread concern throughout the sector.

Teachers' Pensions - An Uncontrollable Cost or Are There Other Options for Schools?

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Bank Borrowing and Security for Independent Schools: Key Points for Planning a Successful Outcome

Thursday, 04 October 2018

This article summarises some of the principal legal and planning issues that Governors and School Bursars will need to consider when putting bank finance in place to fund projects. As ever, forward planning is key.

Bank Borrowing and Security for Independent Schools: Key Points for Planning a Successful Outcome