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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 Independent Schools

How to Manage a Workplace Investigation

Monday, 11 November 2019

Investigations can be time consuming and difficult to manage. In this article we look at best practice when handling an investigation and highlight some of the tricky areas which may crop up.

How to Manage a Workplace Investigation

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Employment Contract Changes From 6 April 2020 - Are You Ready?

Monday, 11 November 2019

It is widely known that certain terms and conditions need to be provided to employees by their employer at the beginning of the employment relationship.

Employment Contract Changes From 6 April 2020 - Are You Ready?

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

IICSA Residential Schools Investigation Update

Monday, 11 November 2019

The hearings in the first phase of the Residential Schools Investigation (RSI) concluded on Friday 11 October 2019. What have we learned so far?

IICSA Residential Schools Investigation Update

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

5 Ways to Easily Deal with a Subject Access Request

Monday, 11 November 2019

Of all of the rights given to individuals under the GDPR, the one which causes schools the most difficulty is the right of access.

5 Ways to Easily Deal with a Subject Access Request

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

What's New to the Teachers' Pension Scheme?

Monday, 11 November 2019

We are continuing to work with a number of schools to assess their options around the Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS).

What's New to the Teachers' Pension Scheme?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Government Responds to Call for Action on Non-Disclosure Agreements

Friday, 08 November 2019

The government has finally published its response to the Women and Equalities Select Committee's (WESC) June 2019 report on the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in workplace harassment and discrimination cases.

Government Response on Use of Non-Disclosure Agreements

Articles & Blogs Employment

BBC Presenter's IR35 Appeal Dismissed

Friday, 08 November 2019

Former television presenter Christa Ackroyd, who was engaged by the BBC through a personal service company, should be taxed as an employee according to the Upper Tribunal.

Tax Advice

Articles & Blogs Employment

Could You Be Violating Your Employees' Privacy Rights?

Friday, 08 November 2019

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) held that installing covert CCTV to monitor workplace theft did not violate the employees' privacy rights.

Could You Be Violating Your Employees' Privacy Rights?

Articles & Blogs Employment

When Is Legal Advice No Longer Privileged?

Friday, 01 November 2019

The general rule is that legal advice is privileged and not disclosable in litigation. However, if the legal advice is given for the purpose of "affecting an iniquity", this will not be the case.

When Is Legal Advice No Longer Privileged?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Employer Pays Millions in Compensation for Employee's Invention

Friday, 01 November 2019

Generally, an invention belongs to an employer if it is made in the course of the employee's employment. However, where an invention has been of "outstanding benefit" to an employer an employee can apply for compensation.

Employer Pays Millions in Compensation for Employee's Invention

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Why Is the Moving Home Process So Slow?

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

In theory, buying a home should take no longer than buying a car. So what are the factors that make this goal unrealistic?

Why Is the Moving Home Process So Slow?

Articles & Blogs Employment

British Airways Loses Appeal to Block Planned Pilot Strikes

Friday, 18 October 2019

BA sought to challenge the legality of strike action planned by its pilots on the basis that the union, BALPA, had failed to provide the correct information about the employees to be balloted.

Religion or Belief Claim Against Mulberry Fails

Articles & Blogs Employment

When Could You Be Held Liable for Third-Party Harassment Claims?

Friday, 01 November 2019

An Employment Appeal Tribunal confirmed the extent to which employers may be liable for harassment of their employees by third parties.

When Could You Be Held Liable for Third-Party Harassment Claims?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Judges Are Now Protected If They Blow the Whistle

Friday, 18 October 2019

In a landmark case Gilham v Ministry of Defence the Supreme Court has held that whilst judges are not 'workers'...

Religion or Belief Claim Against Mulberry Fails

Articles & Blogs Employment

Religion or Belief Claim Against Mulberry Fails

Friday, 18 October 2019

An employee who was dismissed for refusing to sign an agreement that would assign copyright over any works created during her employment to her employer...

Religion or Belief Claim Against Mulberry Fails