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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 Family Business

5 Top Tips for Running a Successful Family Business

Thursday, 29 October 2015

You may have noticed that we recently launched a 'family business tips for success' page on our website.

Articles & Blogs Public Sector

'Loose' Causation Test in Disability Discrimination Claims

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that there need only be a 'loose' causal link between a person's disability and any unfavourable treatment in order for a discrimination arising from disability claim to be established.

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Prevent Duty - What You Need to Know

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Independent schools have long known that 'safeguarding' means more than child protection.

Articles & Blogs Employment

The Term 'Apprenticeship' Legally Protected

Friday, 26 June 2015

On 14 June 2015 the government confirmed plans to make the term 'apprenticeship' protected, providing that any unauthorised use of the term would be illegal.

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Statins IT Glitch puts Thousands at Risk of Heart Attacks

Wednesday, 06 July 2016

Thousands of patients have either received statins when their medical condition did not warrant it, or, been put at risk of heart attacks when they did not receive statins to reduce their cholesterol levels.

Aerospace & Defence Articles & Blogs

Collaborating and Clustering - the Name of the Game

Monday, 14 March 2016

The aerospace and defence sector thrives on innovation, supply chain cooperation and the increasing convergence of technology.

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Award Winning Debt Recovery Specialist Joins our Higher Education Team

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Dee Kundi, an award winning debt recovery specialist, has joined VWV's expanding Higher Education team as a Partner.

Award Winning Debt Recovery Specialist Joins our Higher Education Team

Articles & Blogs Recruitment

Modern Slavery Act - What are your obligations?

Monday, 08 February 2016

Under section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA), most large UK recruitment businesses must now prepare and publish an annual slavery and human trafficking statement.

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs

Keeping Children Safe in Education: The Revised Draft Guidance

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Three days before Christmas, the DfE published a consultation on revisions to Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE).

Articles & Blogs Charities

Whistleblowing - New Guidance for Charity Employees

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Under the Public Interest Disclosure Act, which came into force on 2 July 1999, employees of charities are protected against detrimental treatment or victimisation from their employer if, in the public interest, they report concerns about wrongdoings.

Articles & Blogs Further Education

Information Law Update - US Safe Harbor Provision Suspended

Friday, 13 November 2015

The European Court of Justice has recently ruled that the legal basis used by many organisations for the transfer of personal data to the US is invalid.

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property

Behind the wall - The Creative Foundation v Dreamland Leisure

Thursday, 29 October 2015

In The Creative Foundation v Dreamland Leisure Ltd [2015] EWHC 2556 (Ch) the court decided the fate of a Banksy, and set out some wider lessons for tenants hoping to cash in on unexpected windfalls.

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Private Wealth blog - Downsizing Relief

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Many older people sell their family home later in life, either to move to a smaller, more manageable property or to move into residential care...