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Blogs Higher Education

Higher Education - Teaching and Inclusive Practices

Friday, 18 August 2017

Teaching and learning within Higher Education has arguably never had a profile as high as it does right now. It is not difficult to see why.

Higher Education - Teaching and Inclusive Practices

Blogs Employment Immigration

Crunch Time for Tier 2 Certificates of Sponsorship?

Friday, 11 August 2017

A trend has developed over the last few months that will be of concern to many Tier 2 sponsors: the number of restricted Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) made available under the government's cap on Tier 2 (General) is close to being reached.

Crunch Time for Tier 2 Certificates of Sponsorship?

Blogs Employment

Can 'Stand-by' Duty Constitute Working Time?

Friday, 11 August 2017

Yes, held the Advocate General (AG). When considering the definition of 'working time' in the Working Time Directive, regard should be had to the quality of the time that the worker may enjoy when on 'stand-by' duty.

Can 'Stand-by' Duty Constitute Working Time?

Blogs Employment

Employment Claims Stayed Following Landmark Fees Ruling

Friday, 11 August 2017

The President of the Employment Tribunals in England & Wales has made an order staying all employment claims and applications in the tribunal which seek to rely on the Supreme Court's landmark ruling last month to scrap fees.

Employment Claims Stayed Following Landmark Fees Ruling

Blogs Employment

Facing Employee Psychiatric Injury Claims - How Is Compensation Assessed?

Friday, 11 August 2017

Employee claims for psychiatric injury can expose you to potentially high levels of compensation. A recent case has confirmed the approach that should be taken by tribunals and courts when assessing compensation...

Facing Employee Psychiatric Injury Claims - How Is Compensation Assessed?

Blogs Employment

Is Evidence of Group Disadvantage Required to Prove Indirect Religious Discrimination?

Friday, 11 August 2017

In a recent case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether an employment tribunal had erred in requiring evidence of group disadvantage in an indirect religious discrimination claim.

Is Evidence of Group Disadvantage Required to Prove Indirect Religious Discrimination?

Conveyancing Blogs Private Client

England v. Scotland - Could the House Purchase Process Be Improved?

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Now and then there are some who moan about the English conveyancing system, the system for buying and selling houses.

England v. Scotland - Could the House Purchase Process Be Improved?

Blogs Brexit Pharma & Life Sciences

Brexit: Positive Noises on Regulatory Cooperation in Pharma & Life Sciences Sector

Wednesday, 09 August 2017

We recently reported that organisations from across the pharma and healthcare spectrum had joined forces to create the Brexit Health Alliance with the aim of safeguarding issues of health in light of Britain leaving the European Union.

Brexit: Positive Noises on Regulatory Cooperation in Pharma & Life Sciences Sector

Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Pharmacy Organisations Given Permission to Appeal High Court Decision on Cuts to Community Pharmacy Budget

Wednesday, 09 August 2017

The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) and the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) have both been given permission to lodge an appeal against the High Court decision which found the planned budget cuts for community pharmacy legal.

Pharmacy Organisations Given Permission to Appeal High Court Decision on Cuts to Community Pharmacy Budget

Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

New Legislation Around Medical Devices - How this Could Affect Manufacturers and the Supply Chain

Wednesday, 09 August 2017

There are more than 500,000 types of medical devices and in vitro diagnostic devices on the EU market ranging from sticking plasters and scalpels to pacemakers and breast implants...

New Legislation Around Medical Devices - How this Could Affect Manufacturers and the Supply Chain

Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Routine DNA Tests on the NHS - Will Precision Medicine Help or Hinder Your Organisation?

Wednesday, 09 August 2017

England's Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies, announced recently that genomic testing should be made routine on the NHS in order to provide patients with more personalised treatment plans through the establishment of a National Genomics Board.

Routine DNA Tests on the NHS - Will Precision Medicine Help or Hinder Your Organisation?

Blogs Employment

Can Voluntary Overtime Count Towards Holiday Pay?

Friday, 04 August 2017

Over recent years the courts have held that commission payments, allowances and 'non-guaranteed' overtime (ie overtime a worker must accept if it is offered by their employer) should count...

Can Voluntary Overtime Count Towards Holiday Pay?

Blogs Employment

Employment Tribunal Fees - What Happens Next?

Friday, 04 August 2017

Last week we reported the Supreme Court's decision that the 2013 Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal fee regime is unlawful.

Employment Tribunal Fees - What Happens Next?

Blogs Employment

Government Sets Out Temporary Measures to Support Social Care Sector

Friday, 04 August 2017

On 26 July 2017, the government announced some temporary measures to support the social care sector, aimed at minimising disruption and in particular, ensuring that workers receive...

Government Sets Out Temporary Measures to Support Social Care Sector

Blogs Employment

Can the Withdrawal of Voluntary Tasks Amount to Industrial Action?

Friday, 04 August 2017

In the case of Ministry of Justice v The Prison Officers' Association, the High Court considered whether to issue injunctive relief against a trade union following its instruction to members to withdraw from certain voluntary tasks and roles.

Can the Withdrawal of Voluntary Tasks Amount to Industrial Action?