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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 Employment

Update On the EU Settlement Scheme - Is the Government on Track?

Friday, 20 September 2019

How is the European Settlement Scheme doing six months after it opened?

Update On the EU Settlement Scheme - Is the Government on Track?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Work Related Stress and Disability Discrimination - Is an Impairment Long Term?

Friday, 20 September 2019

A person is disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if they have a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long term adverse impact on the person's ability to do normal day to day activities.

Work Related Stress and Disability Discrimination

Articles & Blogs Employment

The Dangers of Cherry-Picking

Friday, 20 September 2019

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that an employer waived privilege in advice about dismissal and so could not cherry-pick which parts of advice it disclosed.

The Dangers of Cherry-Picking

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family

Should a 50/50 Split Be Presumed When Determining Child Arrangements?

Friday, 13 September 2019

A recent poll* concluded that respondents agreed that the starting point should be that a child should spent equal amounts of time with each parent following a divorce or separation.

50/50 Split in Child Arrangements - VWV Law Firm

Articles & Blogs Contentious Probate

A Battle of Wills - Loving Husband or Coercive Wife?

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Everyone has the right to leave their estate to whomever they choose in their Will.

A Battle of Wills - Loving Husband or Coercive Wife?

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

The Digitalisation of Property Transactions – A New Era?

Friday, 13 September 2019

In our digital age we are seeing huge changes in the way property transactions are being conducted.

The Digitalisation of Property Transactions – VWV Law Firm

Articles & Blogs Employment

Employment Status - Out of Hours GP With Limited Company Found to Be a Worker

Friday, 13 September 2019

Where an individual provides services personally over a long period of time, there is a real risk that they will be held to be a worker, and therefore entitled to paid annual leave and the national minimum wage.

Out of Hours GP

Articles & Blogs Corporate

Directors and Shareholders - A Fiduciary Relationship?

Friday, 13 September 2019

Could you be mistaken in thinking that company directors owe fiduciary duties to shareholders?

Directors and Shareholders - a Fiduciary Relationship?

Articles & Blogs Corporate

Is a Parent Company Responsible for How Its Subsidiary Behaves?

Friday, 13 September 2019

The Court of Appeal has recently considered whether a parent company should be held responsible to third parties for the acts and/or omissions of its subsidiary.

Is a Parent Company Responsible for How Its Subsidiary Behaves?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Injury to Feelings Awards Should Reflect the Impact of the Discrimination

Friday, 13 September 2019

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that the effect of unlawful discrimination on an employee is the main consideration when calculating an injury to feelings award, not the gravity of the employer's actions.

Calculating Injury to Feelings Awards

Articles & Blogs Employment

Whistleblowing - Sin in Haste, Repent at Leisure

Friday, 13 September 2019

Knee-jerk employment decisions always come with a risk that something has been missed or not given proper consideration.

Whistleblowing - Sin in Haste, Repent at Leisure

Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Governance of Fire and Rescue Authorities

Thursday, 12 September 2019

A recent case has considered the process where Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) seek to take over responsibility for the governance of their local fire and rescue authority (FRA).

Governance of Fire and Rescue Authorities

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Teachers' Pension Scheme - Consultation on Phased Withdrawal

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

The Department for Education (DfE) announced on 9 September 2019 that it is now consulting on a proposal to amend the Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS) rules to enable independent schools to withdraw from the TPS on a phased basis.

Consultation on Phased Withdrawal from the TPS

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

2 September 2019 has seen a new KCSIE. Given that last year saw a significant revision of the guidance, this year's changes are relatively few.

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Is Your Ability to Bring in Overseas Students at Risk?

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) has recently rejected applications by a number of independent schools for the allocation of Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)...

Overseas Students