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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 Immigration

Immigration Q&A after Brexit

Thursday, 07 July 2016

We have been contacted by many EEA nationals and their employers concerned about their ability to continue living and working in the UK - questions answered here


Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Brexit - The Implications for the Higher Education Sector

Friday, 24 June 2016

Now that the British electorate has voted to leave the European Union, the potential opportunities and threats of Brexit for the higher education sector will start to take shape.


Articles & Blogs Brexit Private Client

Brexit - Implications of Leaving the EU for UK Private Clients

Friday, 24 June 2016

Brexit - Leaving the EU will undoubtedly have a significant impact. For private clients, the main concerns will be around property ownership, inheritance, taxation and freedom of movement.


Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Brexit - the Potential Implications of Leaving the European Union for the Real Estate Sector

Friday, 24 June 2016

The vote to leave the European Union will not have an immediate legal impact on the Real Estate sector, as individual nations have continued to operate separate systems of land law


Articles & Blogs VWV approach

The Central Register at Companies House

Monday, 20 June 2016

One of the many changes introduced by the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 is the option for private companies to keep information in a centrally held register at Companies House rather than in their own statutory books.


Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Navel gazing?

Friday, 17 June 2016

Earlier this year, the Department for Education (DfE) proposed substantial changes to the British Schools Overseas (BSO) standards, ostensibly to bring them into line with those for independent schools in England.


Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Future-Proofing HR in a Millennial Workforce World and Beyond

Friday, 17 June 2016

Did you know that by 2025 millennials (essentially those born between 1980 and 1999) will form 75% of the global workforce according to research undertaken by Deloitte in its 2016 Millennial Survey?


Articles & Blogs Healthcare

Expectation to Work Late Constitutes Provision, Criterion or Practice for Discrimination Purposes - Healthcare

Friday, 10 June 2016

Evidence suggests that GP workload is increasing and this could lead to longer working hours. But when does a choice to work late become an expectation? And

Expectation to Work Late Constitutes Provision, Criterion or Practice for Discrimination Purposes - Healthcare

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Court of Appeal Decision has Highlighted the Issues Faced in Joint Party Property Agreements

Friday, 03 June 2016

In 2005, Dr Laditi signed a purchase agreement for an apartment at the Park Plaza Hotel in Westminster. He signed the contract in his own name and on behalf of his wife without her authority


Articles & Blogs Healthcare

A Healthy Balance - Debt Recovery and Mental Health

Friday, 03 June 2016

Recent reports record a worrying increase in mental health issues among the UK student population

A Healthy Balance - Debt Recovery and Mental Health

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Further Lessons for the Independent Sector on Effective Safeguarding

Friday, 03 June 2016

On 20 January 2016, the Local Safeguarding Children Board for Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster published a Serious Case Review relating to Southbank International School.


Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Mind the Gap - the Implications of the Gender Pay Gap Regulations for Independent Schools

Friday, 03 June 2016

The gap between male and female pay remains stubbornly around 20% despite the existence of legislation introduced in the 1970's outlawing unequal pay as between the sexes


Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Freedom of Information - Considerations for University Management

Friday, 03 June 2016

At VWV, we are seeing increasing numbers of queries about universities' obligations in response to freedom of information requests


Articles & Blogs Property Litigation Real Estate

Steps that landowners can take to prevent others from acquiring rights over their land

Friday, 27 May 2016

The case concerned a private car park, which had been used since 1987 by visitors to the neighbouring fish and chip shop. In 2012 the owners of the car park blocked vehicular access