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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

In the case of a breach of warranty, what does it mean to be "aware of the matter"?

Monday, 04 April 2016

In Hut Group Ltd v Nobahar-Cookson it was decided that the buyer in a share purchase agreement triggered the start of the contractual time limit for warranty claims only when it became aware of the existence of its claim.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Consultation on New Industrial Action Laws

Friday, 24 July 2015

The consultation on the Trade Union Bill, which proposes significant reform to the law in relation to industrial action is now open.


Articles & Blogs Family Business

Our Guide to Selling Your Family Business - It's Time to Get Negotiating!

Tuesday, 02 August 2016

You have found your buyer, your buyer is satisfied with their due diligence enquiries… so what next?


Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Nuisance Call Prevention Service Fined £50,000 for…Sending Nuisance Calls

Friday, 15 April 2016

A company that sold its service as preventing nuisance calls has been fined £50,000…for making nuisance calls of its own to win business.


Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

'People with Significant Control' - Guidance for Independent Schools

Thursday, 14 April 2016

With effect from 6 April 2016, all companies, including charitable companies, are required to maintain a register of People with Significant Control.


Articles & Blogs Real Estate

When does an agreement become legally binding?

Friday, 01 April 2016

The court decided in Jas Financial Products LLP v ICAP Plc that an oral agreement between parties was not sufficiently established to constitute a legally binding agreement.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Afghan Nationals Working Abroad Not Able to Bring UK Discrimination Claim

Friday, 24 July 2015

The High Court has considered whether Afghan nationals working as interpreters, employed by the British government and working with British forces in Afghanistan could bring discrimination claims under UK law.


Articles & Blogs Family Business

Know Your Advisor - "As a born and bred local, I enjoy getting to know the stories of the family businesses in our area."

Tuesday, 02 August 2016

David Bird is a Senior Associate and head of our Planning and Infrastructure team.


Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Mind the Pay Gap - What Schools Need to Do

Friday, 18 March 2016

The government has now published draft regulations with the aim of tackling the gap in pay between genders (which is still estimated at 19.2%).


Articles & Blogs Construction

Contract Drafting: Clarity Begins at Home

Monday, 07 March 2016

A recent case that revolved around a party's liability in relation to asbestos has highlighted once again the importance of clear contract drafting

Contract Drafting: Clarity Begins at Home

Articles & Blogs Employment

Closing the Pay Gap Consultation Paper

Friday, 24 July 2015

The consultation on gender pay gap reporting has now been launched.


Articles & Blogs Private Client

Who can challenge the validity of a Will? Court of Appeal Rules that Creditor of Beneficiary Has Standing in Randall v Randall

Friday, 12 August 2016

The Court of Appeal has upheld an ex-husband’s appeal in the recent case of Randall v Randall, finding that he had sufficient interest to challenge the validity of his mother-in-law’s Will.


Articles & Blogs Family Business

Selling Your Business - Why You Need to Get Due Diligence Right

Tuesday, 05 July 2016

This article explains the importance of the due diligence process - and, as with most aspects of life, advanced preparation can pay dividends


Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Enabling Closer Working Between the Emergency Services

Friday, 01 April 2016

On 26 January 2016, the government published ‘Enabling Closer Working Between the Emergency Services’.