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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) Employment

New Details Published on the Government Job Retention Bonus Scheme

Friday, 07 August 2020

HMRC has issued a policy paper ('Paper') providing more detail on the Job Retention Bonus ('Bonus'), due to be paid out in January 2021.

Further Details Published on Government Job Retention Bonus Scheme

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

HMRC Publishes Guidance on Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Errors and Penalties

Friday, 07 August 2020

With the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ('Scheme') now well underway, it is well known HMRC has enforcement and clawback powers in order to recover money and impose penalties in case of misuse of the Scheme.

HMRC Publishes Guidance on Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Errors and Penalties

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Higher Education

Fees, Offers, and Grades - What's Changed in Higher Education?

Wednesday, 05 August 2020

How has the continued coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic changed the higher education landscape when considering student matters such as tuition fees, unconditional offers, and grades?

Fees, Offers, and Grades - What's Changed in Higher Education?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

What Should Higher Education Students Expect When Raising a Grievance?

Wednesday, 05 August 2020

A recent High Court decision provides a useful reminder of the obligation higher education institutions have to follow their own procedures consistently and fairly, and to allow students with eligible grievances to exercise their right to complain.

What Should Higher Education Students Expect When Raising a Grievance?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Higher Education

Face Masks in Higher Education - What to Consider

Wednesday, 05 August 2020

Higher education institutions (HEIs) are now preparing for students and staff to safely return to campus in September. Staff and students from a variety of places and backgrounds may have differing opinions on the use of face masks and coverings.

Face Masks in Higher Education - What to Consider

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

Indian Business Invents Device That 'Disables' Air and Surface-Borne Coronavirus

Tuesday, 04 August 2020

Indian media outlets have reported that a Bengalaru-based business, Shreis Scalene Therapeutics, has developed a prototype device that can disable the human to human transmission of the Corona family of viruses, including COVID-19.

Indian Business Invents Device that 'Disables' Air and Surface-Borne Coronavirus

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - What Notice Periods Can You Claim?

Friday, 31 July 2020

The Government released further guidance on what notice periods you can claim under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

Disability Discrimination - The Court of Appeal Offers Guidance to Employers

Articles & Blogs Employment Public Sector

Consultation on a Public Sector Exit Payment Cap

Friday, 31 July 2020

The Government has issued its response to the draft Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations consultation.

Disability Discrimination - The Court of Appeal Offers Guidance to Employers

Articles & Blogs Employment

Changes to the Calculation of Post-Employment Notice Pay

Friday, 31 July 2020

The Government has published the draft Finance Act 2021 which sets out a new formula for calculating post-employment notice pay.

Disability Discrimination - The Court of Appeal Offers Guidance to Employers

Articles & Blogs Employment

Can You Divide an Employment Contract Between Multiple Transferees?

Friday, 31 July 2020

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) decision in ISS Facility Services v Govaerts is a significant departure from existing UK case law...

Disability Discrimination - The Court of Appeal Offers Guidance to Employers

Articles & Blogs Employment

Unfair Dismissal - The Importance of Procedural Fairness

Friday, 31 July 2020

A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision offers a useful reminder of the importance of following a fair procedure prior to dismissal, even where it is clear the employee has committed a criminal act.

Disability Discrimination - The Court of Appeal Offers Guidance to Employers

Articles & Blogs Charities

Duties of Members of Charitable Companies

Thursday, 30 July 2020

On 29 July 2020 the Supreme Court confirmed a long-standing view held by some lawyers and others within the sector that the members of charitable companies can owe a type of duty, known as a fiduciary duty, to the company's charitable objects or purposes.

Duties of Members of Charitable Companies

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

New Law to Protect Furloughed Workers' Statutory Redundancy and Notice Payments

Thursday, 30 July 2020

The Government has announced new protection for furloughed workers who are made redundant during their furlough leave.

Disability Discrimination - The Court of Appeal Offers Guidance to Employers

Articles & Blogs Charities

Blackbaud Data Hack - Key Issues for Charities to Consider

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Charities rely on online providers for services relating to personal data now more than ever. As a leading sector supplier reveals that data was removed from its system, we ask, what does an event like this mean for the charities affected?

Blackbaud Data Hack - Key Issues for Charities to Consider

Articles & Blogs Charities

Members of Charitable Companies - Doing The Right Thing

Monday, 27 July 2020

Members of charitable companies have roles in their charity involving voting, electing and approving. Are they free to do this as they wish, to suit their own purposes? Or, must they act in the interests of the charity, like charity trustees?

Members of Charitable Companies - Doing The Right Thing