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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

When Do You Need to Use Collective Consultation?

Friday, 27 November 2020

This article provides a brief overview of the statutory obligations to consult and an update on the newly reported case of UQ v Marclean Technologies SLU.

When Do You Need to Use Collective Consultation?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

How to Prepare for HMRC Furlough Inspection Visits

Friday, 27 November 2020

We are aware that HMRC have recently requested certain information from organisations to check whether the business has been using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme correctly.

How to Prepare for HMRC Furlough Inspection Visits

Articles & Blogs Employment

ECHR Reports on Equal Pay Discrimination at the BBC - What Can We Learn?

Friday, 27 November 2020

The BBC has been in the headlines over the last few years in relation to alleged pay discrimination and gender inequality and there have been some very high profile cases reported in the media.

ECHR Reports on Equal Pay Discrimination at the BBC - What Can We Learn?

Articles & Blogs Academies & MATs

Update on the Admission of Summer-Born Children

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Currently, parents can choose to defer taking up an offered and accepted place in Reception Year until their child reaches compulsory school age (CSA).

Update on the Admission of Summer-Born Children

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

Coronavirus - DfE Guidance on the Management of School Premises

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Academies and schools have been open for pupils of all age groups since the start of the autumn term.

Coronavirus - DfE Guidance on the Management of School Premises

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

Coronavirus - Supporting You with Your Subject Access Requests and Data Protection Compliance

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

We have recently launched a number of new services to help schools and academy trusts manage their everyday data protection issues during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Coronavirus - Supporting you with your Subject Access Requests and Data Protection Compliance

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) Update

Friday, 20 November 2020

Following our article last Friday about the CJRS the legal framework for the extended scheme has been issued in the form of a new Treasury Direction.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) Update

Articles & Blogs Employment

Supreme Court Appeal Hearing Date Listed for The Harpur Trust v Mrs Brazel

Friday, 20 November 2020

The hearing for the case of The Harpur Trust v Mrs Brazel has been listed at the Supreme Court for 9 November 2021.

Supreme Court Appeal Hearing Date Listed for The Harpur Trust v Mrs Brazel

Articles & Blogs Employment

Can Unacceptable Conduct Justify Summary Termination, Even If the Employer Has Fundamentally Breached the Contract Themselves?

Friday, 20 November 2020

The High Court recently considered the impact of an employee's unacceptable conduct on their breach of contract claim.

Can Unacceptable Conduct Justify Summary Termination, Even If the Employer has Fundamentally Breached the Contract Themselves?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Are Costs a Legitimate Aim to Justify Discrimination?

Friday, 20 November 2020

How did a change in pay policy lead to an indirect discrimination claim and was the discriminatory effect justifiable?

Are Costs a Legitimate Aim to Justify Discrimination?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Real Living Wage Increase

Friday, 20 November 2020

It was announced on 9 November 2020 that the Real Living Wage (RLW) will increase due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Real Living Wage Increase

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family

Recognising Economic Abuse as Domestic Abuse

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

The Domestic Abuse Bill, which is currently before Parliament, will for the first time identify Economic Abuse as a form of Domestic Abuse.

Recognising Economic Abuse as Domestic Abuse

Articles & Blogs Recruitment

Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Rules Disadvantage Temporary Workers

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has warned that key workers may be impacted by the ineligibility of recruitment firms to reclaim statutory sick pay (SSP) under the SSP rebate scheme.

Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Rules Disadvantage Temporary Workers

Articles & Blogs Private Client

1975 Act Claims by Cohabitees - Top Tips for a Successful Settlement

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

VWV has recently settled a complex and long running claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, brought by a cohabitee. After years of hard-fought litigation, the claim settled at mediation for a 7-figure sum.

1975 Act Claims by Cohabitees - Top Tips for a Successful Settlement

Articles & Blogs Private Client VWV approach

Smart Phone Video Recordings Form Vital Evidence in Will Challenge Trial

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

The defendants, represented by VWV, successfully defended all claims following a five day trial. The outcome turned on crucial video evidence of the testator, which was found to capture her level of understanding and robustness of character and mind.

Smart Phone Video Recordings Form Vital Evidence in Will Challenge Trial