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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 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 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

Articles & Blogs Employment Public Sector

Public Sector Gender Pay Gap in the Second Year Reveals Insignificant Change

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Recent publications indicate that there is a growing pay gap within the public sector.

Public Sector Gender Pay Gap in the Second Year Reveals Insignificant Change

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing

Buying or Selling a House? Meet Your Local Legal Advisors

Monday, 29 April 2019

Get to know Fiona Baker, Chartered Legal Executive in Watford, and Asia Qureshi, Solicitor in Birmingham in our Conveyancing Q&A.

Buying or Selling a House? Meet Your Local Legal Advisors

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family Private Client

How Legally Binding Are Pre-Nuptial Agreements?

Monday, 29 April 2019

You could be forgiven for thinking that if two adults make an agreement before getting married, about what would happen if they divorce in the future, they should be held to that agreement. But you would be wrong to do so.

How Legally Binding Are Pre-Nuptial Agreements?

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Would You Like a Robot to Draft Your Will?

Monday, 29 April 2019

Technology is changing the way in which we work and live and, increasingly, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) is impacting the way in which legal services are delivered.

Would You Like a Robot to Draft Your Will?

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Welcome to the Summer 2019 Edition of Viewpoint

Monday, 29 April 2019

Whilst the forecast for Brexit continues to look gloomy and no doubt, further rough winds will shake the darling buds of May, summer beckons, heralding longer days and shorter nights to lighten the step and lift the spirit.