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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

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.


Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Permitted Development Rights

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

The UK Government has introduced a new statutory instrument which came into force on 6 April 2016 and extends current Permitted Development Rights across England. These rights have...


Articles & Blogs Procurement

Procurement - Framework Agreement Award Cancelled

Friday, 20 May 2016

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) recently annulled decisions by a contracting authority to award contracts to three bidders under a framework agreement for IT services and to reject a bidder's tender.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Consultation on Taxation of Termination Payments Opens

Friday, 31 July 2015

Following the report by the Office of Tax Simplification into their review of the current system for the taxation of termination payments in July 2014, the government has launched a consultation.


Articles & Blogs Child Sexual Abuse Independent Schools

Goddard Inquiry - Latest News: Preliminary Hearings, Statement of the Chair and Truth Project

Friday, 10 June 2016

Since we last wrote to you we have had the first of the preliminary hearings of the investigations involving Lord Janner, the Anglican Church, and

Goddard Inquiry - Latest News: Preliminary Hearings, Statement of the Chair and Truth Project

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

`Interest in property acquired through financial contributions made "towards the house"

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

The recent Court of Appeal case of Liden v Burton [2016] shows that someone can acquire an interest in their unmarried partner's house even if their financial contribution to the home is documented as rent.


Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Identifying People with Significant Control - a Warning Note for Local Authorities

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Local authorities increasingly make use of companies as vehicles to trade and to provide services.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Discrimination Ruling - Unfavourable Treatment is Not the Same as Detriment

Friday, 31 July 2015

In the recent case of The Trustees of Swansea University Pension & Assurance Scheme and another v Williams, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has provided guidance on the meaning of 'unfavourable treatment' in Section 15 of the Equality Act.