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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

Draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2018 Published

Friday, 23 February 2018

The draft Regulations propose an increase to the rates of National Minimum Wage (NMW) in accordance with recommendations from the Low Pay Commission.

Draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2018 Published

Articles & Blogs Employment

Government Launches New Enquiry into Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Friday, 23 February 2018

In response to research pointing to the widespread prevalence of unwanted sexual behaviour at work, the Women and Equalities Committee has launched a full inquiry to investigate sexual harassment in the workplace.

Government Launches New Enquiry into Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Articles & Blogs Employment

Employer Uncertainty in Recruitment of Pregnant Women - Do You Understand the Requirements?

Friday, 23 February 2018

Statistics produced by the Equality and Human Rights Commission ('the Commission') suggest that some employers are unsure of their legal requirements when recruiting pregnant women and new workers.

Employer Uncertainty in Recruitment of Pregnant Women - Do You Understand the Requirements?

Articles & Blogs Property Litigation

Mind the Gap - Service of Notices after Purchase or Assignment

Friday, 23 February 2018

When a person acquires a freehold, or a leasehold of more than 7 years, he must register his title to the property at the Land Registry.

Mind the Gap - Service of Notices after Purchase or Assignment

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Fraudulent Calumny - Challenging Wills and Poisoned Minds

Thursday, 22 February 2018

As legal advisors, we routinely encourage people to make a Will to ensure their assets will pass as they want on death.

Fraudulent Calumny - Challenging Wills and Poisoned Minds

Articles & Blogs Property Litigation

Landlords, Tenants and Telecommunications

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

The Electronic Communications Code sets out rules which govern the installation and operation of telecoms equipment. A new Electronic Communications Code was introduced on 28 December 2017.

Landlords, Tenants and Telecommunications

Articles & Blogs Partnerships & LLPs

Is your Partnership Agreement up to Scratch?

Monday, 19 February 2018

A recent case involving a GP practice has again brought into focus the importance of ensuring an appropriate partnership agreement is in place, and the need to update the agreement as the partnership evolves.

Is your Partnership Agreement up to Scratch?

Articles & Blogs Employment

The Government Responds to the Taylor Review

Friday, 16 February 2018

After being published in July last year, the government has now responded to Matthew Taylor's review of the UK labour market and employment practices - the Taylor Review.

Employment Law

Articles & Blogs Employment

Will an Employer Have Constructive Knowledge of an Employee's Disability Where They Have Relied on Incorrect Medical Evidence?

Friday, 16 February 2018

An employer is not under a duty to make reasonable adjustments if it does not know (actual knowledge) and could not reasonably be expected to know (constructive knowledge) that an individual has a disability...

Discrimination

Articles & Blogs Employment

April 2018 Increase to Statutory Benefit Payments

Friday, 16 February 2018

Following government plans announced in December last year, the draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2018 has been published.

Increase to Benefits

Articles & Blogs Brexit Family Business

What Does Brexit Mean for the EU Citizens Working in Your Family Business?

Friday, 16 February 2018

Now that "sufficient progress" has been made on the terms of the UK's exit from the EU, EU leaders have agreed that talks can move on to the next phase of negotiations.

What Does Brexit Mean For the EU Citizens Working in Your Family Business?

Articles & Blogs Family Business

A Toast to Family Business

Friday, 16 February 2018

Our Family Business team recently hosted the London launch of 'Advising the Family Owned Business', written by Family Business Consultant Nick Smith and a large number of contributors from VWV and beyond.

A Toast to Family Business

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing Private Client

Abolition of Stamp Duty Land Tax up to £300,000 - 6 Things You Should Know

Monday, 12 February 2018

Our quick facts guide to the new Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) relief.

Residential Conveyancing

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

UK Pharma Pushes for Frictionless Trade with EU Post-Brexit

Monday, 12 February 2018

The organisations representing big pharma and biotech in the UK (the ABPI and BIA) and various big pharma companies have called for regulatory alignment and frictionless trade with the EU post-Brexit.

VWV Pharma and Life Sciences blog

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

What Steps Should Pharma Suppliers Take in Light of the Carillion Collapse?

Monday, 12 February 2018

When Carillion went into liquidation recently, it left a trail of losses on big contracts and accumulated debts of over £1.5bn. Carillion's liquidation will have a significant impact on a number of stakeholders, including its suppliers.

VWV Pharma and Life Sciences blog