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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.

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs

Sexting and the Internet

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Schools should be aware that for the first time, the High Court recently awarded financial compensation for sexting involving a senior member of staff and a pupil.

Articles & Blogs Charities

Converting to a Community Benefit Society - What can you learn from the Clevedon Pier decision?

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

The Charity Commission has recently published an interesting case report on Clevedon Pier and Heritage Trust Limited (CPHT), which provides a rare example of the conversion of a charitable company to a community benefit society (a society).

Articles & Blogs Further Education

Legal Advice Privilege - What is it and How Can You Preserve it?

Friday, 13 November 2015

Further education colleges should be aware of the application and importance of the concept of legal privilege and take steps to preserve it.

Articles & Blogs Energy & Utilities

Gone With the Wind? The Demise of the Onshore Wind Farm

Thursday, 29 October 2015

The Conservatives' election manifesto made a pledge to 'halt' the spread of onshore wind farms. The Government is now bringing in measures to make good on this promise.

Offsure Wind Farm - VWV Energy Law

Articles & Blogs Family Business

Update: Striving to Save SSI…

Monday, 19 October 2015

Update - Striving to Save SSI

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Private Wealth blog - The Residence Nil Rate Band

Friday, 09 October 2015

When George Osborne announced at the Tory party conference in 2007 that a future Conservative government would raise the inheritance tax threshold to £1m the idea seemed simple enough.

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Can you carry over holiday pay when off sick?

Thursday, 10 September 2015

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that, in order to carry over unused statutory holiday in to the next leave year, workers on sick leave are not required to prove they were unable to take holiday due to their medical condition ...

Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Exit Payments - The End of the Six Figure Pay-Out?

Thursday, 27 August 2015

In May, the government announced its proposal to introduce a cap of £95,000 on exit payments for public sector employees, following a review of the total cost of exit payments with the public sector.

Articles & Blogs Employment

Ignored Instructions for an Employee to Be Removed from a Contract Results in Unwanted TUPE Transfer

Friday, 26 June 2015

In Jakowlew v Nestor Primecare Services Ltd t/a Sage Care and anor, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruled that ...

Articles & Blogs Corporate

Do shareholders have to comply with a company's articles of association?

Thursday, 11 August 2016

In The Sherlock Holmes International Society Ltd v Aidiniantz the court determined that, in the particular circumstances of the case, the articles of association did not have to be followed.

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

What Does Brexit Mean for Life Sciences?

Wednesday, 06 July 2016

The UK's referendum decision to leave the European Union took a lot of people by surprise.

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Healthcare Pharma & Life Sciences

£180,000 Fine for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital After Patient Data Revealed

Tuesday, 07 June 2016

The Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been fined £180,000 by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

£180,000 Fine for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital After Patient Data Revealed

Articles & Blogs Technology & Startups

Number of mhealth Apps Now Surpasses 165,000

Friday, 15 April 2016

The number of mobile health (or mhealth) apps has reached 165,000.

Articles & Blogs Technology & Startups

New Advertising Guidelines Published for Video Bloggers

Friday, 15 April 2016

The Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) has published new guidelines for vloggers who enter marketing relationships with brands.

Aerospace & Defence Articles & Blogs

IT Security, Cyber Crime and Your Business

Monday, 14 March 2016

Organisations hold a huge amount of sensitive data - about customers and staff as well as commercially, and in some cases militarily, sensitive information.