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Articles & Blogs

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 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.


Articles & Blogs Further Education Higher Education

A Practical Guide to Major Property Developments

Friday, 13 November 2015

We have all seen the wow factor that accompanies a brand new campus or building.

A Practical Guide to Major Property Developments

Articles & Blogs Further Education

One of the Lads - Tackling Sexual Harassment and 'Lad Culture' on Campus

Friday, 13 November 2015

Although aimed at universities, there are some helpful lessons to be learned for further education colleges from the call to arms of David Javid, the government's Business Secretary.


Articles & Blogs Aerospace & Defence

Cyber Security - Next Generation B2B Collaboration in Defence: A New Paradigm

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

At VWV we are increasingly asked to consider legal issues relating to IT agreements and cloud computing.


Articles & Blogs Charities

Scope - 'It's Your Decision'

Monday, 28 September 2015

A Charity Commission inquiry report published this month affirms the importance of proper decision making.


Articles & Blogs Real Estate

ESOS compliance - With the deadline looming, how can we help you?

Monday, 14 September 2015

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is an energy assessment scheme which aims to encourage greater energy efficiency amongst businesses.


Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Compliance Toolkit

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Keeping up to date with regulatory change has never been so important, or so challenging.


Articles & Blogs Private Client

The Office of the Public Guardian's New Standards for Professional Deputies

Wednesday, 02 September 2015

The Office of the Public Guardian has been promising reforms to their supervision of deputies for some time.


Articles & Blogs Procurement

Procurement - New Utilities and Concessions Regulations Now Published

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

The changes will affect purchasing activity across all regulated utilities in England and Wales, and the concessions rules introduce a more detailed regulatory regime


Articles & Blogs Employment

Unfair Dismissal of Employee who Came to Work Smelling of Alcohol

Friday, 19 June 2015

The Employment Tribunal (ET) has found that an NHS trust's (the Trust) dismissal of a healthcare assistant after he attended work smelling of alcohol and subsequently refused to attend a follow-up Occupational Health (OH) appointment was unfair.


Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Government Re-Thinks Position on Hub-and-Spoke in Pharmacy

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

The government has announced that it is delaying plans to introduce legislation that would have seen the expansion of hub-and-spoke pharmacy dispensing, following pressure from retail pharmacy representatives that questioned the evidence behind the move.