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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 Higher Education

Planning law issues affecting higher education institutions

Monday, 18 April 2016

In this article, we take a look at planning law issues which could help or hinder higher education property developments.

Planning law issues affecting higher education institutions

Articles & Blogs Charities

Common Reporting Standard (CRS) - Impact on Charities

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

The issue of tax transparency is currently at the forefront of the news following the leak of the 'Panama Papers'


Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs

Free Early Years Education - threat or opportunity for schools?

Thursday, 17 March 2016

One of the Conservative party election pledges was to extend the free early education entitlement for three and four year olds from 15 to 30 hours per week for working parents.


Articles & Blogs Family Business

Three Family Business Resolutions you Should Make for 2016

Tuesday, 05 January 2016

Here are a few resolutions which could have a positive effect on the health of your business for 2016.


Articles & Blogs Private Client

Mixed Blessings from the Government’s Autumn Statement

Monday, 04 January 2016

In the days leading up to the government’s Autumn Statement on 25 November 2015, there were concerns that the government would target tax reliefs.


Articles & Blogs Construction

Touching the Void

Monday, 30 November 2015

A recent decision shows the consequences of failing to disclose material facts to insurers – dangers the Insurance Act 2015 should help alleviate.

Touching the Void

Articles & Blogs Public Sector

New Guidance - Disclosing Information Safely and Removing Personal Data

Thursday, 19 November 2015

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has issued new guidance on how to disclose information safety by removing personal data from information requests.


Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Data Protection Update - UK Regulator Publishes its Response to the European Court of Justice's Ruling on Safe Harbor

Thursday, 12 November 2015

In October, the European Court of Justice found that Safe Harbor, the route used by many organisations to lawfully transfer personal data to the USA, was invalid.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Holiday Pay - Should voluntary overtime be included?

Friday, 03 July 2015

Yes, provided it amounts to 'normal remuneration'.


Articles & Blogs Aerospace & Defence Brexit

Brexit - Planning for Uncertainty

Thursday, 04 August 2016

In the weeks following the Brexit referendum result, the main news focus was on the political fall-out and the Conservative and Labour leadership contests

Brexit - Planning for Uncertainty

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Breakthrough in 3D Printing Takes Scientists a Step Closer to Organ Growth

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

The Universities of Sydney and Harvard have developed a way of keeping printed human tissue, using a 3D printer, alive on its own.


Articles & Blogs Recruitment

Brexit - what does it mean for the recruitment sector?

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Following the UK's vote to leave the EU, we have entered a period of political and commercial uncertainty.


Articles & Blogs Higher Education

The White Paper - what are the HR implications for higher education institutions?

Monday, 18 April 2016

The Higher Education White Paper - Success as a Knowledge Economy: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice - sets out a number of proposals for reform of the sector.

The White Paper - what are the HR implications for higher education institutions?

Articles & Blogs Charities

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act Becomes Law

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 became law on 16 March 2016 on receiving royal assent.


Articles & Blogs Further Education

Mergers and Collaborations - the Key Real Estate Challenges

Friday, 08 April 2016

The area reviews that are currently underway are being watched by all colleges in the sector, even if you are not in the first waves.