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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 Independent Schools

Uniform Problems - Is your school affected?

Thursday, 12 November 2015

The Competition and Markets Authority ('CMA') has written an open letter to head teachers, governing bodies and suppliers about school uniform costs and value for money.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Indirect Discrimination - What does an individual need to prove?

Friday, 03 July 2015

The Court of Appeal (CA) has held that when bringing a claim of indirect discrimination, an individual must prove personal disadvantage, as well as group disadvantage caused by the provision, criterion or practice (PCP).


Articles & Blogs Brexit Pharma & Life Sciences

National Pharmacy Association Dares to Hope that Brexit Could Mean the End to Funding Cuts

Monday, 01 August 2016

The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has announced that Brexit could give the government an opportunity to change its stance on the proposed reduction of over £170 million in pharmacy funding currently scheduled for October this year.

National Pharmacy Association Dares to Hope that Brexit Could Mean the End to Funding Cuts

Articles & Blogs Recruitment

Why the New EU Data Protection Rules Will Still Apply After Brexit

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

We are on Platform 50 but the train leaving Europe has yet to depart.

Why the New EU Data Protection Rules Will Still Apply After Brexit

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Protecting and Managing Your Brand

Monday, 18 April 2016

With increasing competition, many higher education institutions are investing heavily in brand development to achieve positive distinctiveness in a crowded market.

Protecting and Managing Your Brand

Articles & Blogs Charities

Long Awaited Consultation Paper on Converting to a CIO Published

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Since 2013, charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs) have been able to register with the Charity Commission.


Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs

'People with Significant Control' - Guidance for Academy Trusts

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

With effect from 6 April 2016, all companies, including charitable companies, are required to maintain a register of 'People with Significant Control' (or PSCs).


Articles & Blogs Family Business

Annual Leave - How Changes in Working Patterns Impact Upon the Entitlement of Part-Time Employees of your Family Business

Tuesday, 05 January 2016

In the recent case of Greenfield v The Care Bureau Limited, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has made clear that when a part time employee's working hours increase, their entitlement to annual leave should be recalculated to reflect this.


Articles & Blogs Private Client

What legal weight does a broken promise hold?

Monday, 04 January 2016

This was the question the Court of Appeal decided in a recent dispute over a Welsh family farm.


Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Home Ownership was an Important Part of the Conservative Manifesto at the Last General Election, and the Government's Autumn Statement has Reaffirmed those Commitments.

Monday, 07 December 2015

The Chancellor has announced a raft of measures designed to make housing more affordable by encouraging construction, dissuading multiple home ownership, and extending funding options for buyers.


Articles & Blogs Public Sector

State Aid - Beware Compound Interest!

Friday, 20 November 2015

A recent case from the European Court of Justice serves as a useful reminder of the risks of getting state aid wrong and the consequences of a recovery order.


Articles & Blogs Energy & Utilities Independent Schools

Is it too late to plug into solar power?

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Since the introduction of the government's subsidy programme for the small-scale installation of solar panels, schools up and down the country have taken advantage of the opportunity to lock into cheap and predictably priced electricity.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Unjustified Capability Procedures

Thursday, 12 November 2015

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that where there was insufficient evidence to establish a provision, criterion or practice an indirect discrimination claim could not succeed.


Articles & Blogs Employment

ICE Agreements - What will count as an undertaking?

Friday, 03 July 2015

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that for the purposes of the Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations 2004 (ICE Regulations).


Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Life Sciences Sector gets Post-Brexit Boost with GSK Announcing £275m UK Investment

Friday, 29 July 2016

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the UK's biggest pharmaceutical company, has given the UK a massive boost following the Brexit vote with an announcement that it is investing £275m in expanding its manufacturing facilities within the UK.