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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 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.


Articles & Blogs Aerospace & Defence

Legal Update - Counter-Terrorism is Now High on the UK Government’s Agenda

Tuesday, 07 July 2015

The new Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 ('the Act') is now part of the legal landscape. In March 2015, the UK’s Counter-Terrorism Strategy (CONTEST) published its annual review report for 2014.


Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

A Question of Sport

Monday, 29 June 2015

Sports day and athletics are an integral part of most schools summer term arrangements.


Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Explainer - investigating title to a property

Monday, 12 September 2016

When buying an interest in land, the general (and somewhat clichéd) starting position is 'caveat emptor' - let the buyer beware.

Explainer - investigating title to a property

Articles & Blogs Personal Injury

Asbestos Related Personal Injury Compensation Claims

Wednesday, 03 August 2016

The stark reality is that exposure to asbestos can kill.


Articles & Blogs Corporate

Court of Appeal Rules in Favour of a Natural Meaning of Contractual Limitation of Liability Clause

Tuesday, 07 June 2016

Transocean Drilling UK Limited v Providence Resources Plc, Court of Appeal


Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Gene Discovery from Breast Cancer Research shows Potential of Personalised Medicine in Cancer Prevention

Friday, 20 May 2016

New research from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute analysing the genomes of breast cancer tissue from over 500 patients...


Articles & Blogs Technology & Startups

New Copyright Licensing Hub Body Launched

Friday, 15 April 2016

PRS for Music (the UK’s collecting body that licenses organisations to play, perform or make available copyright music), together with STIM and GEMA (their Swedish and German equivalents), have signed up to an integrated music licensing and processin


Articles & Blogs Healthcare

Understanding the Legal Structure of GP Federations and Super Partnerships

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Increasingly Practices are joining forces in order to increase their economic clout.

Understanding the Legal Structure of GP Federations and Super Partnerships

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

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

Thursday, 01 October 2015

Savid Javid, the government's Business Secretary, recently wrote to the Vice Chancellors of universities urging them to set up a taskforce to explore ways of tackling 'lad culture' on campus.

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

Articles & Blogs Family Business

Antenatal, Adoption and Surrogacy Rights - What Family Businesses Need to Know

Wednesday, 02 September 2015

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has recently published two guides explaining the rights to leave for attending antenatal and adoption appointments and on surrogacy.