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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 Employment Personal Injury

Injury to Feelings v Personal Injury - What about tax?

Friday, 05 February 2016

The Upper Tribunal have dismissed a taxpayer's appeal where he argued that compensation from his employer for injury to feelings should not be taxed.


Articles & Blogs Healthcare

Annual leave: How Changes in Working Patterns Impact Upon Annual Leave Entitlement

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

A useful decision for employers that will have practical importance when calculating the holiday entitlement of an employee who has changed their working pattern by increasing their hours.

Annual leave: How Changes in Working Patterns Impact Upon Annual Leave Entitlement

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Data Protection Issues all Higher Education Institutions Should Be Aware Of

Thursday, 01 October 2015

All universities and higher education institutions handle personal data, be it in relation to students, staff or members of the public.

Data Protection Issues all Higher Education Institutions Should Be Aware Of

Articles & Blogs Further Education

The Term 'Apprenticeship' Now Legally Protected

Thursday, 20 August 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 Charities

Aggressive Fundraising - The Government Responds

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Few readers will have missed the sorry tale of Olive Cooke, the Royal British Legion poppy seller whose death hit the headlines earlier this year.


Articles & Blogs Construction

Are You Being Served?

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Unless the employer serves its payment or pay less notices, it should expect to pay the amount applied for - irrespective of the true value of the work actually carried out.

Are You Being Served?

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs

The Prevent Duty - What it Means for Academies and Maintained Schools

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

From 1 July, all schools have had a statutory duty to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. This is referred to as the 'Prevent duty'.


Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Do Not Pass Go? - Lifting an Automatic Suspension

Monday, 13 July 2015

In a recent case The Pirbright Institute (Pirbright)[1], made an application for the lifting of an automatic suspension that had been imposed by the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (the Regulations)[2].


Aerospace & Defence Articles & Blogs

Get Your Drone Off My Land!

Tuesday, 07 July 2015

One of the issues that crosses over between the aerospace and defence sector and the property industry is how the use of drones will impact on the way we live and work.


Articles & Blogs Family Business Private Client

Farmers' Daughter Excluded from Family Business Awarded Over £1 million

Friday, 26 June 2015

The Court of Appeal’s decision in Davies v Davies highlights the importance of agreeing and managing the expectations of the next generation of the family business as part of wider succession planning.


Articles & Blogs Private Client

Tax Traps - Succession Planning and Homes Abroad

Monday, 24 June 2019

With the summer holidays just around the corner, many of you will be escaping to holiday homes on the continent.

Tax Traps - Succession Planning and Homes Abroad

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Five Ways to Save on Inheritance Tax

Monday, 24 June 2019

Fewer than 5% of UK estates pay inheritance tax (IHT) yet revenues from this tax have increased over 97% this decade, from £2.72 billion in the 2010/2011 tax year, to £5.37 billion in the 2018/2019 tax year.

Five Ways to Save Inheritance Tax

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Precision Medicine Breakthrough for Treatment of Prostate Cancer

Thursday, 20 June 2019

The Institute of Cancer Research has worked on a study for a personalised drug called olaparib to use a patient's genes to delay the growth of prostate cancer amongst men who had not responded to other treatments.

Precision Medicine Breakthrough for Treatment of Prostate Cancer

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Online Pharmacies - What You Need to Know

Thursday, 20 June 2019

The General Pharmaceutical Council has provided strengthened guidance for pharmacy owners when supplying medicines online.

Online Pharmacies - What You Need to Know

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

New AI Council Established on Anniversary of Sector Deal

Thursday, 20 June 2019

On the one year anniversary of the AI Sector Deal, a billion-pound joint government and industry deal under the modern Industrial Strategy, a newly formed AI Council has been established.

New AI Council Established on Anniversary of Sector Deal