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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 Private Client

Do you now have the right to inherit your parents' estate?

Thursday, 31 December 2015

The case of Heather Ilott, who was cut out of her mother’s Will, made national headlines in the Summer of 2015. Many reports indicated that it greatly improved an adult child’s chances of


Articles & Blogs Family Business

As 2015 Draws to a Close…

Friday, 04 December 2015

… we thought we'd take the opportunity to look back over the year and round up a few of our favourite Family Business Law Brief articles from the last 12 months.


Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Pupil Welfare After Stanbridge Earls

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Events leading to the closure of Stanbridge Earls School in 2013 continue to generate regulatory scrutiny and review.


Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Five Things for a Tenant to Look Out for When Negotiating a New Lease of Commercial Property

Thursday, 05 November 2015

A practical guide of things for tenants to look out for when negotiating a new lease of commercial property


Articles & Blogs Employment Public Sector

Appeal Capable of Rectifying Procedural Deficiencies

Friday, 03 July 2015

The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has upheld the Employment Tribunal (ET)'s decision that an employee's dismissal was fair, despite procedural failings at the first stage of the disciplinary hearing.


Articles & Blogs Aerospace & Defence

Attack of the Drones - what is the law about flights over land?

Thursday, 04 August 2016

The use of drones for both commercial and recreational purposes has grown as the technology has advanced and become more affordable.


Articles & Blogs Corporate Data Protection

EU Announces Solution to Crisis over Data Export to US with Privacy Shield Decision

Monday, 01 August 2016

The European Commission has adopted a decision that will see personal data able to be exported to the US safely in accordance with EU data protection laws.


Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Super Coating Shines Light into the Gloom of Antibacterial Resistance

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

A research team in Ireland has developed a coating which when placed onto everyday objects, prevents the spread of MRSA and E. coli bacteria.


Articles & Blogs Further Education

How Can Colleges Get the Most Out of Area Reviews?

Friday, 08 April 2016

In its publication Reviewing Post-16 Education and Training Institutions


Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs

All Fun and Games… Unless You Try to Sell Your Playing Fields

Thursday, 17 March 2016

On 20 January 2016, the Local Area Referendum (Disposal of School Playing Fields) Bill 2015-16 was published.


Articles & Blogs Further Education Higher Education

Caring for your brand

Friday, 11 March 2016

To secure legal protection for their brands, universities should not lose sight of the intellectual property rights involved

Caring for your brand

Articles & Blogs Higher Education Public Sector

Freedom of Information - How to Recognise a Vexatious Request

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Higher education institutions have learnt through hard experience the importance of getting Freedom of Information requests right.

Freedom of Information - How to Recognise a Vexatious Request

Articles & Blogs Recruitment

Holiday Pay - what should be included?

Tuesday, 09 February 2016

There have been a number of recent cases about how holiday pay should be calculated for those workers with variable pay (for example recruitment consultants who work overtime or receive commissions on their placements).


Articles & Blogs Charities

The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill Awaits Royal Assent

Thursday, 04 February 2016

On 26 January, the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill (the Bill), had its third reading in the House of Commons.