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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 Pharma & Life Sciences

Drugs Prescribed 'Off Label' Deemed to Be Competing

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

The Italian competition regulator was right to consider a drug licensed to treat eye conditions such as glaucoma and macular degeneration (Lucentis) and another to treat tumours (Avastin) as competing, the European Court of Justice has ruled.

Drugs Prescribed 'Off Label' Deemed to Be Competing

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Patient Survey Overwhelmingly Calls for Pharmacies to Relieve NHS Pressures

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

80% of people believe that access to NHS care has been reduced during the last decade, particularly in the last year; and 90% believe local pharmacies should be providing more NHS services...

Patient Survey Overwhelmingly Calls for Pharmacies to Relieve NHS Pressures

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Pupil References - Tips and Guidance

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

We are seeing a rise in the number of complaints and claims arising from pupil references. Do schools have to provide references? What does your school risk if you get it wrong? We share some guidance to deal with these.

Providing Reference Letters

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Government Urged to Do More to Implement Life Sciences Industrial Strategy

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

In August last year, Professor Sir John Bell unveiled industry-led proposals to build the UK’s status as a world leader in life sciences. The strategy was independent of the Government, so the Government was not bound by it...

Government Urged to Do More to Implement Life Sciences Industrial Strategy

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Grenfell Report - Knock-On Implications for Boarding Schools?

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Dame Judith Hackitt has published her final report into the review of building regulations and fire safety, including a number of recommendations for schools.

Grenfell Report - Knock-On Implications for Boarding Schools

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

MHRA Cracks Down on £200m of Prescription-Only Medicines Diverted by Wholesalers and Pharmacists

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency is cracking down on the diversion of prescription-only medicines (POMs) from out of the pharmaceutical supply chain.

MHRA Cracks down on £200m of Prescription-Only Medicines Diverted by Wholesalers and Pharmacists

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family Private Client

We Agree We Want to Divorce. Do I Really Need a Solicitor?

Monday, 18 June 2018

On 1 May, the first fully digital divorce application was launched. So you may wonder, do you really need a solicitor to get divorced? Is face to face legal advice worth the cost?

We Agree We Want to Divorce. Do I Really Need a Solicitor?

Articles & Blogs Employment

What Does a Claimant Have to Prove to Obtain an Order for Interim Relief from the Tribunal?

Friday, 15 June 2018

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has provided helpful guidance on what threshold a claimant must meet to be awarded an Order for Interim Relief by the tribunal.

Interim Relief

Articles & Blogs Employment

What Happens When the Pay of a Comparator in an Equal Pay Claim Changes?

Friday, 15 June 2018

Once a right to equal pay has been established, any right to higher pay is contractually binding on an employer and will remain even if the circumstances of the comparator change.

Equal Pay Claims

Articles & Blogs Employment

Assessing Compensation for Discrimination - What Is the Impact of Health Insurance Benefits?

Friday, 15 June 2018

Where an employee has received permanent health insurance payments, having opted to receive increased cover under a flexi-benefit scheme, employers may not be able to use these to offset compensation due to the employee.

Insurance Calculation

Articles & Blogs Public Sector

STOP PRESS: When is a Development Agreement Not a Public Works Contract?

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

The Court of Appeal is due to hear on appeal the decision in R (on the application of Faraday Development Limited) v West Berkshire Council in this week.

STOP PRESS: When is a Development Agreement Not a Public Works Contract?

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs

Can You Remove Sixth Form Pupils from Your School?

Monday, 11 June 2018

The St Olave's case, which has been in the media spotlight recently, highlighted a common misconception that once a pupil is in the sixth form, the normal rules do not apply...

Can You Remove Sixth Form Pupils from Your School?

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Unauthorised Encampments on School Land

Monday, 11 June 2018

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has recently published a consultation about powers for dealing with unauthorised encampments on land.

Unauthorised Encampments on School Land - Have Your Say

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Schools that Work for Everyone - Key Consultation Outcomes

Monday, 11 June 2018

Consultation on the green paper closed in December 2016. It wasn't until May 2018 that the government published its response. What has nearly a year and a half of reflection brought?

Schools that Work for Everyone - Key Consultation Outcomes

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs

GDPR Now Live - What Does This Mean for Schools and Academy Trusts?

Monday, 11 June 2018

Following the implementation of the GDPR on 25 May, many schools and academy trusts are reporting that they still have work to do. Is it too late, or is this just the beginning?

GDPR Now Live - What Does This Mean for Schools and Academy Trusts?