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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 Real Estate

Clive Read Gives His Views on the Property Market

Tuesday, 04 August 2015

New real estate partner at VWV talks about the property market, his career and his recent move to VWV.


Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs

The Education and Adoption Bill

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

The legislation behind the concept of 'coasting' schools is making rapid progress through Parliament.


Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Charity Law reform - the Law Commission's Consultation on Technical Issues

Monday, 29 June 2015

The Law Commission is consulting on proposals to reform various aspects of charity law.


Articles & Blogs Personal Injury

Holiday Accident or Injury? Did you know you might be able to make a claim?

Wednesday, 03 August 2016

Accidents and injury on holiday are difficult enough to cope with in this country, but what if they happen abroad?


Articles & Blogs Corporate

Court of Appeal Allow Oral Variation to Contract Despite Contract Wording

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Globe Motors Inc v TRW Lucas Variety Electric Steering Ltd,


Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

One Million Signatures in Favour of Pharmacy Just the Beginning, According to NPA

Friday, 20 May 2016

The National Pharmacy Association's campaign to argue against the government's proposed 6% cuts to pharmacy funding this year is just beginning, Stephen Fishwick, the NPA Head of Communications, has said.


Articles & Blogs Technology & Startups

Government Consults on Increasing Online Penalty for Copyright Infringement from Two to 10 Years

Friday, 15 April 2016

The Government is consulting on plans to increase the maximum custodial sentence for copyright infringement carried out online from two years to 10 years.


Articles & Blogs Healthcare

GP Super-Federations - When a Federation is not Enough

Wednesday, 09 December 2015

GP federations are well established now and many are very successful.

GP Super-Federations - When a Federation is not Enough

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Legal Advice Privilege - What is it and how can you preserve it?

Thursday, 01 October 2015

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

Legal Advice Privilege - What is it and how can you preserve it?

Articles & Blogs Family Business

Thinking of setting up a family trust? Think again… A Family Investment Company Could be More Effective

Wednesday, 02 September 2015

Trusts have been widely used as a method of holding family wealth and passing it to the next generation. However, recent tax changes have made trusts a less attractive option.


Articles & Blogs Private Client

Private Wealth - Thy Will Be Done

Friday, 14 August 2015

Thy Will be Done - The headlines that accompanied the Court of Appeal decision in the long running case of Ilott v Mitson last month were typically dramatic.


Articles & Blogs Real Estate

A slice of the equity?

Tuesday, 04 August 2015

Allowing someone into a property without clear documents is always a risk. This is apparent from the recent Court of Appeal case of Southwell v Blackburn (2014).


Articles & Blogs Charities

Charities Surprised and Disappointed by Daughter's Challenge to Her Mother's Will

Thursday, 30 July 2015

The latest ruling in the decade-long dispute over the Will of Melita Jackson has seen the Court of Appeal award £164,000 to her estranged daughter, substantially reducing the amount receivable by three charities.


Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs

Redundancy Procedures - ECJ Confirms Legitimacy of Focusing on 'Establishment'

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Under UK law, where an employer proposes to dismiss as redundant 20 or more employees at one establishment within a period of 90 days or less, they are obliged to inform and collectively consult with affected staff.


Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Holiday Pay - should voluntary overtime be included?

Tuesday, 14 July 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.