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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 Employment

Shared Parental Leave - What You Need to Know

Friday, 07 August 2015

The Shared Parental Leave provisions came into force in April 2015 and as such you may be receiving Shared Parental Leave requests from your employees.


Articles & Blogs Brexit Independent Schools

Brexit - Bonfire of Regulation or Existential Threat to the Sector?

Monday, 20 June 2016

On 23 June the country will decide if we will leave or remain a member of the EU.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Consultation on Preventing the Term 'Apprentice' from Being Misused

Friday, 07 August 2015

Further to our previous article about the government's intention to make the term 'apprenticeship' legally protected, the government has now opened a consultation seeking views on how best to implement this intention.


Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Religion and Belief Discrimination - when is a 'belief' protected?

Monday, 20 June 2016

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that an Employment Tribunal must reconsider whether it is possible for a profound 'belief in the proper and efficient use of public money


Articles & Blogs Employment

Hot Topic - Reforms to Industrial Action Laws and Trade Union Recognition

Friday, 07 August 2015

We reported recently on the consultation being undertaken on the Trade Union Bill.


Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Interpretation of Government Housing Policy to Be Appealed in the Supreme Court

Friday, 05 August 2016

A controversial Court of Appeal decision setting out the meaning of 'relevant policies for the supply of housing' in the government's National Planning Policy Framework ('NPPF') is set to be appealed before the Supreme Court.


Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Shedding Some Light on Heat - could you be doing more to reduce your heating cost?

Monday, 20 June 2016

An unavoidable cost for all schools is the cost of heating their buildings.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Extensions of Time - What happens when there are two respondents?

Friday, 07 August 2015

A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) case held that an Employment Tribunal (ET) must consider the position of different Respondents separately when considering extension of time.


Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Recent Taxation Changes - How They Might Affect You

Friday, 22 July 2016

It's been a busy few years for tax professionals, in particular those who advise on property taxes.


Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Does your school know how to respond to a subject access request?

Monday, 20 June 2016

Parents, pupils and staff have the right to receive the personal data which your school holds about them.


Articles & Blogs Employment

'Working with Women' - Jeremy Corbyn's Proposals for Employment Law

Friday, 07 August 2015

Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn, has released a document entitled 'Working with Women'.


Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

New Statutory Guidance on Female Genital Mutilation - What You Need to Know

Monday, 20 June 2016

In April 2016, the Home Office published new statutory guidance on female genital mutilation (FGM) replacing Female Genital Mutilation: Guidelines to protect children and women (2014).


Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Explainer - lease registration

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

This article briefly explains the regime for lease registration, focusing particularly on aspects that are relevant to tenants of commercial premises. It explains which leases can and must be registered...


Articles & Blogs Employment

Introduction of the 40% Support Threshold for Industrial Action Affecting Important Public Services - What are your views?

Friday, 31 July 2015

The Government intends to make it law that workers involved in providing important public services may only take part in official industrial action if:


Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016 - What it Means for Schools

Monday, 20 June 2016

The long-awaited next version of Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE) was published just before the half term break, following a DfE consultation on proposed changes earlier in the year.