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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.

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Inheritance Tax - Is Radical Reform on the Horizon?

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Inheritance tax is widely considered to be the most difficult and complex area of tax, both for the general public and for professional advisers.

Inheritance Tax - Is Radical Reform on the Horizon?

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Lasting Powers of Attorney - What Safeguards Should You Consider?

Tuesday, 07 August 2018

The benefits of putting a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) in place are compelling. Without one, there will be no one invested with the formal legal authority to help you if you become unable to manage your own matters.

Lasting Power of Attorney

Articles & Blogs Employment

Misuse of Confidential Information - How Can You Protect Your Business?

Friday, 27 July 2018

What are the steps businesses should take to effectively reduce the risk of employees misusing confidential information?

Misuse of Confidential Information

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Schools that Work for Everyone - What Impact on Independent Schools?

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. How is the independent schools sector affected?

Schools that Work for Everyone - Key Consultation Outcomes for Independent Schools

Articles & Blogs Employment

Addison Lee Couriers Considered 'Workers' under the Working Time Regulations and Entitled to Holiday Pay

Friday, 25 May 2018

In Addison Lee Ltd v Gascoigne, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld the decision of the Central London Employment Tribunal that Addison Lee cycle couriers are entitled to holiday pay.

Addison Lee Couriers Considered 'Workers' under the Working Time Regulations and Entitled to Holiday Pay

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Carphone Warehouse Fined £400,000 by the ICO

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Carphone Warehouse Fined £400,000 by the ICO After Serious Failures Placed Customer and Employee Data at Risk

Carphone Warehouse Fined £400,000 by the ICO

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The Data Protection Bill Updated

Thursday, 15 February 2018

The Data Protection Bill (DPB) was updated on 18 January 2018 following its third reading in the House of Lords.

The Data Protection Bill Updated

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The ICO has Published Documentation Guidance

Thursday, 15 February 2018

The ICO has published this detailed guidance to help organisations to understand and be able to effectively achieve the GDPR standard for documentation.

The ICO has Published Documentation Guidance

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The ICO Has Updated the Guide to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Thursday, 15 February 2018

One of the significant changes to the Guide relates to the bases for processing personal data under the GDPR.

The ICO Has Updated the Guide to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Articles & Blogs Employment Healthcare

Whistleblowing - Is it up to Employers to Decide if Disclosure Is Protected?

Thursday, 20 July 2017

When considering whether to dismiss an employee, employers should be cautious not to underestimate any disclosure made by an employee and whether this may amount to a protected disclosure under whistleblowing legislation.

Whistleblowing - Is it up to Employers to Decide if Disclosure Is Protected?

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property Property Litigation

5 Issues for Tenants to Consider at the End of a Lease

Thursday, 27 April 2017

We often get asked "What do I need to do before my lease ends?"

5 Issues for Tenants to Consider at the End of a Lease

Articles & Blogs Employment

Government fails to justify age discrimination - important issues for employers to consider

Friday, 27 January 2017

Treating one age group differently to another will always be a difficult area.

Government fails to justify age discrimination - important issues for employers to consider

Articles & Blogs Employment

Reasonable Adjustments - How far must a policy go?

Friday, 27 January 2017

In the widely reported case of FirstGroup Plc v Paulley, the Supreme Court found that a bus operator's policy to...

Reasonable Adjustments - How far must a policy go?

Articles & Blogs Employment

The Limits of Express Mobility Clauses in Workplace Relocations

Friday, 20 January 2017

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed the approach that employers should take when seeking to close one place of work and relocate employees to another.


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Non-dom Reforms - what is changing and how will it affect you?

Friday, 22 July 2016

Life used to be straightforward, and, from a tax point of view, advantageous, for non-domiciled UK residents.