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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

Preventing Terrorism

Friday, 30 October 2015

The Prevent Strategy, devised to combat all forms of radicalisation, was first introduced in 2007. Following the change of government in 2010 the initiative was refocused, and this year has been consolidated...


Articles & Blogs Aerospace & Defence

What could I possibly learn from another Bribery Act article?

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

When I joined the firm recently, my induction included compulsory anti-bribery training, even though I run training for clients. It made me wonder how many of our clients treat compliance with bribery legislation as seriously as we do.


Articles & Blogs Further Education Higher Education

Mitigating the Risk of Unconscious Bias

Thursday, 01 October 2015

The creation and development of a more diverse workforce and learning environment at all levels is an important objective for most universities and higher education institutions (HEIs).

Mitigating the Risk of Unconscious Bias

Articles & Blogs Corporate Family Business

Transparency and Filing Requirements Under the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 - What is the impact on your company?

Thursday, 03 September 2015

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (SBEE) received Royal Assent on 26th March 2015.


Articles & Blogs Private Client

Private Wealth blog - Variations on a Deed

Thursday, 27 August 2015

It is estimated that around 60 per cent of adults in the UK have not made a Will, including a third of those aged over 55. Clearly if they die unexpectedly their Estate may not devolve as they wish.


Articles & Blogs Commercial Contracts Blogs

Some Key Changes Under the CRA

Thursday, 06 August 2015

1. A New Set of Rights and Remedies for Consumers


Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Potentially Bad News for Employers - Time Spent Travelling Between Home and Work Could Count Towards 'Working Time'

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has given his opinion that, in the case of mobile workers without a fixed base providing services directly at customers' premises


Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs Employment Independent Schools

Does a teacher have a legal obligation to report an allegation of sexual assault made against him while employed elsewhere?

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Not necessarily, if there is no express or implied contractual obligation to do so, held the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the surprising decision of Basildon Academies v Amadi.


Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Revolutionary Use of Stems Cells in Rejuvenation Process Shows Exciting New Potential in the Treatment of Human Illness

Tuesday, 07 June 2016

Scientists from the Gladstone Institutes Research Centre in San Francisco have used human skin cells reprogrammed as stem cells to create brain and beating heart cells.


Articles & Blogs Technology & Startups

US to Create World’s Fastest Supercomputer by 2025

Friday, 15 April 2016

China’s Tianhe 2 is the world’s number one supercomputer – but not for long.


Articles & Blogs Healthcare

Healthcare Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Friday, 08 January 2016

In early December we hosted a seminar for innovators, disruptors and entrepreneurs in healthcare which was a fantastic success.

Healthcare Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Articles & Blogs Aerospace & Defence

45 Years - Commercial Developments in the A&D Sector

Friday, 23 October 2015

45 years ago (October 1970) I began my journey in law as a new undergraduate at the Faculty of Law, University College London.


Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Preventing Terrorism - Duties in the Higher Education Sector

Thursday, 01 October 2015

The Prevent Strategy was first introduced by the government in 2007 and was devised to combat all forms of radicalisation.

Preventing Terrorism - Duties in the Higher Education Sector

Articles & Blogs Charities

New Charity Investment Vehicle

Monday, 28 September 2015

Currently many charities invest in common investment funds. These are collective investment funds that may only make their investments available to charities.