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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 Commercial Property

Could Your Land Become a Village Green?

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Most people would expect a village green to be a haven of peace in the countryside, with a cricket pitch on it and being overlooked by the village pub. However other land can also be legally classified as a "village green".

Could Your Land Become a Village Green?

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing

When to Move Home?

Thursday, 15 November 2018

If you're looking to buy a house, chances are you've been left confused by the number of conflicting predictions on the housing market. You are probably wondering if it is worth waiting for prices to fall or whether you should take the plunge regardless.

When to Move Home?

Articles & Blogs Brexit Commercial Property Property Litigation

Frustrated by Brexit? Legal Battle Over Future of Leases After Brexit

Thursday, 15 November 2018

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and Canary Wharf Group (CWG) are currently locked in a legal battle over the lease of EMA's London office.

Frustrated by Brexit? Legal Battle Over Future of Leases After Brexit

Articles & Blogs Employment

Part-Time Worker Who Was Paid 50% of Full Pay Was Treated Less Favourably

Friday, 09 November 2018

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that a British Airways cabin crew member who was paid 50% of a full-time salary, despite being required to be available for work on more than 50% of the days a full-time employee was required to be available to work...

Part-Time Worker Who Was Paid 50% of Full Pay Was Treated Less Favourably

Articles & Blogs Employment

Is it Unfair for an Employer to Withhold Evidence From a Disciplinary Panel?

Friday, 09 November 2018

On the facts in the recent case of Hargreaves v Manchester Grammar, it wasn't, but this decision should be followed with caution.

Is it Unfair for an Employer to Withhold Evidence From a Disciplinary Panel?

Articles & Blogs Employment

The Importance of Fully Understanding the Implications of a Settlement Agreement Before Signing

Friday, 09 November 2018

The Pensions Ombudsmen has found that an employee that entered into a valid settlement agreement, which stated that she was compulsorily redundant, could not argue that this was not the case - resulting in her being unable to claim an unreduced pension.

The Importance of Fully Understanding the Implications of a Settlement Agreement Before Signing

Articles & Blogs Charities

To Be or Not to Be… In the Charity's Best Interests

Tuesday, 06 November 2018

The question of whether members of a company, limited by guarantee and incorporated for a charitable purpose owe fiduciary duties to the charity was considered in the case of...

To Be or Not to Be… In the Charity's Best Interests

Articles & Blogs Charities

Safeguarding and Serious Incident Reporting - New Charity Commission Guidance

Tuesday, 06 November 2018

The Charity Commission's work on safeguarding and serious incident reporting has carried on apace, with the conclusion of the work of its safeguarding taskforce and the publication of new guidance in October.

Safeguarding and Serious Incident Reporting - New Charity Commission Guidance

Articles & Blogs Charities

ICO Report on Eight Charities and the GDPR Accountability Requirement

Tuesday, 06 November 2018

In April 2018 the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published a report following a programme in which eight charities took part in voluntary information risk reviews.

ICO Report on Eight Charities and the GDPR Accountability Requirement

Articles & Blogs Charities

Connections with Non-Charitable Organisations - The Results Are In

Tuesday, 06 November 2018

The Charity Commission has published a summary of the responses to its consultation on guidance for charities that are connected with non-charitable organisations.

Connections with Non-Charitable Organisations - The Results Are In

Articles & Blogs Charities

Charities Re-Publishing Freely Accessible Photos Online - Beware of Copyright Infringement

Tuesday, 06 November 2018

In an unusual case, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) fined a German school €300 (plus interest) for re-publishing an image that a pupil had included in a school project that had been taken from another website.

Charities Re-Publishing Freely Accessible Photos Online - Beware of Copyright Infringement

Articles & Blogs Charities

Charities - The Risk of Not Following the Contract

Tuesday, 06 November 2018

When things go wrong in commercial arrangements lawyers ask "what does the contract say?". But in the real world, commercial parties are usually looking for a solution not an argument.

Charities - The Risk of Not Following the Contract

Articles & Blogs Family Business

Six Pitfalls of Family Business Leadership

Monday, 05 November 2018

First and foremost, family businesses are businesses. Like all organisations they require good leadership. In this article, Caroline Gourlay highlights some of the common pitfalls of family business leadership.

Six Pitfalls of Family Business Leadership

Articles & Blogs Family Business

"Don't Go Breaking My Heart" - Protecting Your Family Property

Monday, 05 November 2018

This is the third and final article in our series that identifies some of the potential pitfalls that may arise when leasing a property to a tenant.


Articles & Blogs Employment

The Budget - What's on the Horizon for Employment?

Friday, 02 November 2018

The Budget, announced on 29 October 2018, contained some measures which are of interest to employers. We've picked three of the most significant changes for employers and will keep you updated in relation to their progress.

The Budget - What's on the Horizon for Employment?