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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

Legal Advice Privilege - a Cautionary Tale

Friday, 17 August 2018

In the case of X v Y Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered the limits of what is privileged.

Legal Advice Privilege - a Cautionary Tale

Articles & Blogs Employment

Can a TUPE Transfer Still Occur Where There Is a Temporary Cessation of Activities?

Friday, 17 August 2018

Yes, held the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in a recent case, ruling that a five month cessation of a school's activities, before recommencement by a different contractor, did not preclude the possibility of a TUPE transfer taking place.

Can a TUPE Transfer Still Occur Where There is a Temporary Cessation of Activities?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Gender Pay Gap Reporting - What May Be on the Horizon?

Friday, 17 August 2018

The House of Commons' Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee has published its first report following its inquiry into Corporate Governance: Delivering on fair pay, which was launched in March 2018.

Gender Pay Gap Reporting - What May Be on the Horizon?

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

STOP PRESS: General Practice Premises Policy Review - Submit Your Feedback Before 5 September 2018

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

NHS England, with the Department of Health and Social Care, is working with the GPC, RCGP and other stakeholders to undertake a review of the General Practice Premises Policy.

STOP PRESS: General Practice Premises Policy Review - Submit Your Feedback Before 5 September 2018

Articles & Blogs Property Litigation

Possession Claims and Public Law Duties - Bryn Colin Davies v Hertfordshire Council

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

A recent case has established that public bodies must consider their public law obligations before taking steps to evict an occupier, even if the occupier does not have any private law right to remain in the property (such as a trespasser).

Possession Claims and Public Law Duties

Articles & Blogs Employment

Supreme Court Considers Legality of Enhanced Criminal Record Checks

Friday, 10 August 2018

In the case of R (AR) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, the Supreme Court assessed whether it was a breach of AR's right to a private life and right of presumed innocence...

The Supreme Court Considers the Legality of Enhanced Criminal Record Checks

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property

A High 'Prezzo' to Pay

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

In the recent case of Prezzo Ltd v High Point Estates Ltd [2018] EWHC 1951 (TCC), the High Court held that the landlord's insurance obligations only extended to the part of the building occupied by the tenant, Prezzo, and not the whole building.

A High 'Prezzo' to Pay - Insurance Provisions and Commercial Property Leases

Articles & Blogs Employment

August 2018 - New Key Enquiries Launched

Friday, 10 August 2018

Following recent specific inquiries, including those on pregnancy and maternity discrimination, workplace dress-codes, older people and employment and sexual harassment in the workplace...

August 2018 - New Key Enquiries Launched

Articles & Blogs Employment

Employment Relationship Deemed to Exist Despite Contract with a Personal Service Company

Friday, 10 August 2018

In the recent case of Sprint Electric Ltd v Buyer's Dream Ltd the High Court has held that an individual who provided his services through a personal service company was in fact an employee of the client.

Employment Relationship Deemed to Exist Despite Contract with a Personal Service Company

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Commercial Agents Entitled to Statutory Compensation Even If Termination Occurs in Trial Period

Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Under the Commercial Agents Directive, self-employed agents are entitled to certain minimum rights. This includes a right to compensation or indemnity on termination of the agency, except in certain limited circumstances...

Commercial Agents Entitled to Statutory Compensation Even If Termination Occurs in Trial Period

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Upholding Your Liability Clause - Court of Appeal Ruling Highlights Importance of Insurance Options and Allocation of Risk

Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Waiting to challenge liability clauses rather than negotiating what you want is a dangerous game - what can your business learn from a recent case surrounding liability and insurance?

Upholding Your Liability Clause - Court of Appeal Ruling Highlights Importance of Insurance Options and Allocation of Risk

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

UK to Be Part of European Plan to Sequence One Million Genomes

Wednesday, 08 August 2018

As the UK's 100,000 Genomes project progresses rapidly towards its projected conclusion this year, another genomics project involving the UK has been announced.

UK to Be Part of European Plan to Sequence One Million Genomes

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

The UK Government Chequers White Paper Widely Acclaimed in Pharma - But Will It Be Adopted?

Wednesday, 08 August 2018

The Government has published its White Paper setting out the proposed future relationship with the European Union, as agreed by the Cabinet at Chequers.

The UK Government Chequers White Paper Widely Acclaimed in Pharma - But Will It Be Adopted?

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Pharma Supply Chain Urged to Plan for All Brexit Scenarios as Some Start Stockpiling Medicines

Wednesday, 08 August 2018

There continues to be different messages coming out of the Brexit negotiations for the pharma supply chain to digest.

Pharma Supply Chain Urged to Plan for All Brexit Scenarios as Some Start Stockpiling Medicines