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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 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.


Articles & Blogs Further Education

What Should Further Education Colleges Know About Data Protection?

Friday, 21 August 2015

Data protection is an important aspect of regulatory compliance.


Articles & Blogs Charities Real Estate

Assets of Community Value - Beware the Dangers

Tuesday, 04 August 2015

The Localism Act 2011 gave parish councils and community groups the right to apply to the Local Authority for property to be designated as an asset of community value (ACV).


Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs

Are workers free to Air Views Based on Their Christian Beliefs?

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

In Mbuyi v Newpark Childcare (Shepherds Bush) Ltd the Employment Tribunal (ET) found that a Christian nursery assistant was subject to religious discrimination.


Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Indirect Discrimination - what does an individual need to prove?

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

The Court of Appeal (CA) has held that when bringing a claim of indirect discrimination, an individual must prove personal disadvantage, as well as group disadvantage caused by the provision, criterion or practice (PCP).


Articles & Blogs Aerospace & Defence

Delays in the Supply Chain

Tuesday, 07 July 2015

Thai Airways ('Thai') was awarded damages of over $100,000,000 in a Judgment by the High Court dated 11 May 2015 in its claim against K1 Holdings Co Limited ('Koito') arising from delays in its aerospace and defence supply chain.


Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Biometric Residence Permits - Alternative Collection Arrangements for Schools

Monday, 29 June 2015

The Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) programme has been rolling out worldwide from April this year. From the end of July, pupils of all nationalities applying for a Tier 4 visa to come and study at an independent school will need to apply for a BRP.


Articles & Blogs Corporate

Court Refuses to Require Parties to Follow Notice and Cure Requirements in Contract

Tuesday, 07 June 2016

Vinergy International (PVT) Ltd v Richmond Mercantile Limited FZC,


Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Release of Patient Data Makes Minds-Google

Friday, 20 May 2016

The data of over 1.6 million NHS patients from the Royal Free, Barnet and Chase Farm hospitals in London has been released to Google.


Articles & Blogs Technology & Startups

High Court Rules Data Retention Replacement Law Incompatible with EU Law

Friday, 15 April 2016

Davis and others, R v Secretary of State for the Home Department, High Court In 2014, the European Union’s data retention laws were deemed by the European Court of Justice to be invalid. The UK’s Government passed emergency legislation in 2014 to plu


Articles & Blogs Personal Injury

Augustines Injury Law - New Kids on the Block? Certainly not!

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

As part of national firm VWV, Augustines Injury Law have been advising private clients on all aspects of personal injury disputes for over fifty years.