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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 Real Estate

Are Ground Rents a Thing of the Past?

Thursday, 23 June 2022

The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 which comes into force on 30 June 2022 will put an end to ground rents on all new leases.

Are Ground Rents a Thing of the Past?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Tribunal Was Right to Take Dismissal Procedure into Account in Discrimination Claim

Thursday, 23 June 2022

In a recent case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has issued useful guidance on the relevance of a dismissal procedure to a 'discrimination arising from disability' claim.

Tribunal Was Right to Take Dismissal Procedure into Account in Discrimination Claim

Articles & Blogs Employment

Compensatory Awards in Unfair Dismissal Claims

Thursday, 23 June 2022

When calculating compensatory awards for unfair dismissal claims, any sums already paid by the employer to the employee will be deducted from the overall award before the statutory cap is applied.

Compensatory Awards in Unfair Dismissal Claims

Articles & Blogs Employment

Constructive Dismissal - Withholding Occupational Sick Pay Was a Fundamental Breach of Contract

Thursday, 23 June 2022

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed an employer can commit a fundamental breach of contract without intending to end an employment relationship.

Constructive Dismissal - Withholding Occupational Sick Pay Was a Fundamental Breach of Contract

Articles & Blogs Charities

Online Fundraising Platforms, Failed Appeals and the Fundraising Regulator

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Charities fundraising through appeals to the public should be familiar with the role of the Fundraising Regulator and the Code of Fundraising Practice, which applies to charitable institutions, third party fundraisers, and online fundraising platforms.

Online Fundraising Platforms, Failed Appeals and the Fundraising Regulator

Articles & Blogs Charities

Fundraising and Failed Appeals

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

The popularity of online fundraising platforms amplifies the risks associated with failed fundraising appeals; charity leaders should be familiar with the legal requirements relating to failed appeals.

Fundraising and Failed Appeals

Articles & Blogs Charities

Charities, Fraud and Civil Claims

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Fraud is a serious crime, and unfortunately charities can be targets. Recently, a former finance officer at the British Society of Echocardiography was imprisoned after embezzling more than £200,000 from the charity to fund his online gambling habit.

Charities, Fraud and Civil Claims

Articles & Blogs Charities

Giving Safely to Support Ukraine - Advice for Those Wishing to Donate

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

The Charity Commission and Fundraising Regulator are advising the public to give safely to registered charities and to be wary of the responsibility that arises when setting up informal fundraising appeals.

Giving Safely to Support Ukraine - Advice for Those Wishing to Donate

Articles & Blogs Charities Charities

Guidance for Charity Trustees During the Ukraine Crisis

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

The Charity Commission has recently published a statement on the Ukraine crisis and its implications for charities.

Guidance for Charity Trustees During the Ukraine Crisis

Articles & Blogs Charities

The Collapse of Kids Company - Lessons for the Charity Sector

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

In February 2022, the Charity Commission released its long-awaited report on its inquiry into the high-profile collapse of the Keeping Kids Company.

The Collapse of Kids Company - Lessons for the Charity Sector

Articles & Blogs Charities

Growth of Charity Mergers and Collaborative Working

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

The number of mergers in the Charity sector is at its highest for six years, even though overall numbers remain low at 77 mergers involving 166 organisations. This increase is driven by growth in takeovers amongst smaller voluntary organisations.

Growth of Charity Mergers and Collaborative Working

Articles & Blogs Commercial Data Protection Recruitment

Is Your Recruitment Business Managing Its Marketing and Cookies?

Friday, 17 June 2022

Effective direct marketing allows recruitment businesses to provide a positive experience to clients and candidates.

Is Your Recruitment Business Managing Its Marketing and Cookies?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Non-Compete Clauses and Interim Injunctions - An Important Case for Employers

Friday, 17 June 2022

In the case of Planon Ltd v Gilligan, the Court of Appeal declined to issue an interim injunction to enforce a 12 month non-compete clause that had four months left to run.

Non-Compete Clauses and Interim Injunctions - An Important Case for Employers

Articles & Blogs Employment

70 Companies Participating in Trial of Four-Day Working Week

Friday, 17 June 2022

A six-month trial has begun into the benefits of a four-day working week with no loss of pay.

70 Companies Participating in Trial of Four-Day Working Week

Articles & Blogs Employment

Employer Penalised for Failing to Follow ACAS Code in Sham Redundancy Dismissal

Friday, 17 June 2022

An employer should have applied the ACAS Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures in a sham redundancy procedure. Having failed to do so, the employee's compensation was uplifted by 25%.

Employer Penalised for Failing to Follow ACAS Code in Sham Redundancy Dismissal