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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 Real Estate

Court of Appeal Upholds Reduced Affordable Housing Contributions from Small Sites

Friday, 13 May 2016

The Court of Appeal has found in favour of the Secretary of State and overturned the High Court judgment in West Berkshire & another v Secretary of State


Articles & Blogs Healthcare

Uncaring Comments About Disability Can Amount to Discrimination - Primary Care

Monday, 09 May 2016

An employment tribunal has held that telling an employee with depression that “everyone gets depressed sometimes, you just have to pull yourself together” amounted to discrimination arising from disability.

Uncaring Comments About Disability Can Amount to Discrimination - Primary Care

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Need to Know Guide - Rise in Stamp Duty Land Tax Charges

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

On 1 April 2016, Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) rates were raised on purchases of additional residential properties in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.


Articles & Blogs Private Client

Whose money is it? The Problem with Joint Bank Accounts

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Many couples have joint bank accounts and many parents add their adult children as a named holder to their account for help with paying the bills and accessing cash.


Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

The Price on Your Head - Recruiting a Head Overseas

Friday, 22 April 2016

A truly great British export, the independent education sector has a unique and longstanding reputation for excellence.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Termination Payments, Settlement Agreements and Tax

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

The Budget in March 2016 announced compulsory national insurance contributions (NICs) on compensatory payments over £30,000.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Having Your Cake and Eating it in Manufacturing Contract Dispute over Targets

Friday, 15 April 2016

Honeyrose Bakery Ltd v Lola’s Kitchen Ltd, High Court This case involved a dispute over something that should have been pleasurable – cupcakes – as sweetness soon turned sour. Two bakeries contracted for the supply of cupcakes by a larger baker to a


Articles & Blogs Data Protection

Google Audio-Snooping Tool Installed on Chrome Browsers without Permission

Friday, 15 April 2016

Privacy and open source advocates have raised concerns after discovering that the automatic installation of Google’s browsing software, Google Chrome, comes with an added capability which allows remote technicians to listen in on conversations held n


Articles & Blogs Technology & Startups

US Safe Harbor Provision Suspended

Wednesday, 07 October 2015

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has just ruled that the legal basis used by many businesses for the transfer of personal data to the US is invalid.


Articles & Blogs Higher Education

In or out? EU Procurement Rules and Universities

Friday, 25 September 2015

Many higher education institutions are currently considering whether the European public procurement rules apply to them.

In or out? EU Procurement Rules and Universities

Articles & Blogs Personal Injury

Your Personal Injury Claim - Did you get the best deal?

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Do you think your personal injury claim has been under-settled? Have you received less compensation than you thought you would? Are you unhappy with how your claim is or was dealt with?


Articles & Blogs Charities

What Are Your Duties as a Charity Trustee?

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

The Charity Commission's guidance, 'The Essential Trustee: what you need to know (CC3)', has long been considered the starting point for individuals who are thinking about becoming charity trustees.


Articles & Blogs Procurement

Look Before You Leap - Procurement Challenge on Changes to Contracts

Monday, 13 July 2015

This challenge was brought by Edenred, against HM Treasury, HMRC and National Savings & Investments and has been upheld by the Supreme Court.


Aerospace & Defence Articles & Blogs Family Business Recruitment

Cyber Attack!

Tuesday, 07 July 2015

Risk management in relation to social media and online attacks is becoming an increasingly onerous issue for those in the aerospace and defence sector.


Articles & Blogs Family Business

Family Charters - What is all the fuss about?

Friday, 26 June 2015

The family charter is the main document in which the family sets out its values, vision and commitment to the family business. It also contains the family's position on key issues