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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

Understanding the Revised Governance Handbook

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

The revised Governance Handbook (the New Handbook), was published by the Department for Education (DfE) on 26 November 2015.


Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Subsidiary companies - Avoiding the Pitfalls and Maximizing the Benefits

Friday, 08 January 2016

Many higher education institutions establish and use subsidiary companies in the course of managing their day-to-day operations

Subsidiary companies - Avoiding the Pitfalls and Maximizing the Benefits

Articles & Blogs Family Business

Is your family name your business name?

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Where a family business uses the family name ‘over the door’, the name will become synonymous with the business, its reputation and its goodwill.


Articles & Blogs Property Litigation Real Estate

Attention Landlords - Additional Hurdles to Serving Possession Notices

Thursday, 01 October 2015

On 1 October 2015, legislation came into effect which imposed a number of additional obligations on landlords renting out property to residential tenants under an Assured Shorthold Tenacy ('AST').


Articles & Blogs Charities

Charities and the Risk of Failure

Monday, 28 September 2015

It is difficult to draw too many firm conclusions from the recent failure of Kids Company, at least in advance of the Charity Commission completing and reporting the findings of the inquiry it instituted in August 2015.


Articles & Blogs Private Client

Private Wealth blog - Tough Times for Non Doms

Friday, 11 September 2015

While many tax havens are not particularly appealing places to live, London has for many years provided the perfect storm of being a dynamic world city, while conferring very real tax advantages for those who could claim to be domiciled abroad.


Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Holiday Pay - Should voluntary overtime be included?

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Yes, provided it amounts to 'normal remuneration', held the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal (the Court of Appeal) in Patterson v Castlereagh Borough Council.


Articles & Blogs Procurement

Procurement Challenges - a step change?

Thursday, 27 August 2015

The fast moving pace of procurement litigation continues with what is a key decision in Woods Building Services and Milton Keynes Council.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Number of Employment Tribunal Claims Continues to Fall

Friday, 19 June 2015

The Ministry of Justice has published statistics on employment tribunal claims for the period between January to March 2015.


Articles & Blogs Child Sexual Abuse

Preliminary Hearing Q&As

Friday, 05 August 2016

A General Investigations hearing and various investigation-specific preliminary hearings took place last week.

Preliminary Hearing Q&As

Articles & Blogs Corporate

Court Opines on the Meaning of 'the Purpose' in a Commercial Contract

Monday, 01 August 2016

Starbev GP Limited v Interbrew Central European Holdings BV,


Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Seeing is Believing as Stem Cell Research Shines a Bright Light at the End of the Tunnel for Those with Physical and Mental Illnesses

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Stem cells are the building blocks of human tissue as they form the basis for all cells within our body.


Articles & Blogs Technology & Startups

A (not so) Secret Love Afair – Hackers Unleash Stolen Data from AshelyMadison.com

Friday, 15 April 2016

Following on from our previous blog on AshelyMadison.com being hacked into by a group called the “Impact Team” in July, we have seen recent headlines highlighting how much of users’ personal data were stolen from the website and distributed on dark web


Articles & Blogs Healthcare Pharma & Life Sciences

Pharmacies in Primary Care

Wednesday, 06 April 2016

For many years there has been a basic division in primary healthcare.

Pharmacies in Primary Care

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs

Thinking of starting, joining or expanding a MAT?

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Those readers who have recently seen presentations by the Schools Commissioner Frank Green, will know that the current political focus is firmly placed on school collaboration, and the expansion of the multi academy trust (MAT) model.