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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 Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pharma & Life Sciences

How Is Coronavirus Affecting Clinical Trials and Future Innovation in the UK?

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

A recent analysis by the University of Southampton has shown the devastating effect of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the early stage research space through the suspension of over 9,000, and cancelling of over 1,000, clinical trials in the UK.

How Is Coronavirus Affecting Clinical Trials and Future Innovation in the UK?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pharma & Life Sciences

Is the UK Going to Get a Vaccine for COVID-19 First?

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

The gold rush pales in comparison to the race to get a safe and effective vaccine for coronavirus (COVID-19) on the market. But what people really want to know, is who is going to be the first and is it going to be the UK?

Is the UK Going to Get a Vaccine for COVID-19 First?

Articles & Blogs Brexit Pharma & Life Sciences

UK Medicines Suppliers Asked to Stockpile to Prepare for End of Brexit Transition Period

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has asked suppliers of medicines and medical products in the UK to stockpile six weeks' worth of stock on UK soil to prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020.

UK Medicines Suppliers Asked to Stockpile to Prepare for End of Brexit Transition Period

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Inside AstraZeneca - The Experience As an In-House Lawyer

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

During the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, pharmaceutical companies have been in the headlines on a regular basis, and none more so than AstraZeneca.

Inside AstraZeneca - The Experience As an In-House Lawyer

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Coronavirus Will Not Be Eradicated, SAGE Expert Warns

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) will not be eradicated, and repeat vaccines will be needed to help the population through, Professor Sir Mark Walport, a member of SAGE (the Government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies) has warned.

Coronavirus Will Not Be Eradicated, SAGE Expert Warns

Articles & Blogs Academies & MATs Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Impact of Coronavirus on Selection/Banding Tests and Faith Criteria in Admission Arrangements

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has inevitably impacted children's preparedness to sit selection tests, and restricted parents' ability to attend regular worship to the extent required to meet faith schools' admission arrangements.

Impact of Coronavirus on Selection/Banding Tests and Faith Criteria in Admission Arrangements

Articles & Blogs Procurement Public Sector

State Aid - A New Horizon, But More Uncertainty

Monday, 14 September 2020

State aid has become one of the tensions in the UK-EU negotiations regarding a new deal.

State Aid - A New Horizon, But More Uncertainty

Articles & Blogs Employment

HMRC's Attention Continues to Focus on Furlough Fraud

Friday, 11 September 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has reportedly cost the Government £35.4 billion since it was launched earlier this year. HMRC has now confirmed it estimates 5-10% of that money (amounting to up to £3.5 billion) has been paid out incorrectly.

HMRC's Attention Continues to Focus on Furlough Fraud

Articles & Blogs Employment

Employee Who Used Trade Union to Lodge Grievance Successfully Applies for Interim Relief

Friday, 11 September 2020

An employment tribunal has granted interim relief to an employee claiming unfair dismissal, on the grounds that he used a trade union to lodge a grievance about measures put in place by his employer during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Employee Who Used Trade Union to Lodge Grievance Successfully Applies for Interim Relief

Articles & Blogs Employment

Can an Unknown Risk Be Relied upon As a Basis for Dismissal?

Friday, 11 September 2020

Careful drafting of paperwork in disciplinary procedures is important, as a recent case showed that dismissal based on a risk that a teacher might have downloaded indecent child images on his computer and associated reputational risks, was unfair.

Can an Unknown Risk Be Relied upon As a Basis for Dismissal?

Articles & Blogs Charities Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Returning to the Workplace - Where Should Charities Start?

Friday, 11 September 2020

As the Government eases workplace restrictions, many charitable organisations will be planning and implementing procedures for staff, volunteers, customers/clients and visitors to return safely to the charity's workplace or main premises.

Returning to the Workplace - Where Should Charities Start?

Articles & Blogs Charities

How Should Charity Property Be Registered at the Land Registry?

Friday, 11 September 2020

Where Land Registry titles for charities are incorrectly registered in the names of retired, or even deceased trustees, additional work is required to rectify the situation. How can you avoid the headache - and costs - of fixing them?

How Should Charity Property Be Registered at the Land Registry?

Articles & Blogs Charities

'Founder Syndrome', Faith Charities, and Challenging Charity Commission Decisions

Friday, 11 September 2020

There were over 8000 applications to the Charity Commission to register new charities in 2019-2020. Behind each of those applications are the trustees and founders whose vision and hard work bring these new endeavours into being.

'Founder Syndrome', Faith Charities, and Challenging Charity Commission Decisions

Articles & Blogs Charities Coronavirus (Covid-19)

10 Practical Steps to Streamline Your Charity's Governance

Friday, 11 September 2020

As some of us return to offices and other workplaces after the holiday period, many charities are responding to calls that they 'build back better'.

10 Practical Steps to Streamline Your Charity's Governance

Articles & Blogs Charities Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Key Data Protection Issues For Charities to Consider Post-Lockdown

Friday, 11 September 2020

We look at some of the data protection points charities should be considering as they return after the summer.

Key Data Protection Issues For Charities to Consider Post-Lockdown