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Articles & Blogs Employment

Dismissal for Refusing to Vary Terms of Employment Was 'Unfair'

Tuesday, 01 June 2021

An employment tribunal has found that a solicitor who was dismissed for refusing to vary her contract had been unfairly dismissed.

Dismissal For Refusing to Vary Terms of Employment was 'Unfair'

Articles & Blogs Employment

Does the 'Failed' Shared Parental Leave Scheme Need Reform?

Tuesday, 01 June 2021

Maternity Action's latest report recommends reforming the Shared Parental Leave (SPL) scheme. In Maternity Action's view SPL is not fit for purpose.

Does The 'Failed' Shared Parental Leave Scheme Need Reform?

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

European Commission Sues AstraZeneca Over Vaccines - Does It Have a Case?

Thursday, 27 May 2021

There was a very public spat earlier this year around the supply by AstraZeneca of vaccines to the European Commission. The Commission has complained about delays of the vaccine delivery and AZ's prioritisation of supplying other places such as the UK.

European Commission Sues AstraZeneca Over Vaccines - Does It Have a Case?

Articles & Blogs Academies & MATs

New School Admissions Code Effective 1 September 2021

Tuesday, 25 May 2021

As you will no doubt be aware, the DfE consulted on various changes to the School Admissions Code towards the end of 2020.

New School Admissions Code Effective 1 September 2021

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Prime Minister Indicates Work From Home Guidance Will End on 21 June 2021

Friday, 21 May 2021

The Prime Minister told MPs on 12 May 2021 that the Government intends to drop the guidance that people in England should work from home if they can from 21 June 2021.

Prime Minister Indicates Work From Home Guidance Will End on 21 June 2021

Articles & Blogs Employment

The Employment Bill - Why Didn't the Queen's Speech Mention It, and Where Are We Now?

Friday, 21 May 2021

On 11 May 2021, the Queen's Speech set out the Government's legislative programme for the next year. However, one of the most notable points was the apparent absence of an Employment Bill - previously promised in the Queen's speech of December 2019.

The Employment Bill - Why Didn't the Queen's Speech Mention It, and Where Are We Now?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

COVID-19 Right To Work Check Concession Extended to 20 June 2021

Friday, 21 May 2021

The Government have announced a temporary extension to the coronavirus (COVID-19) concession permitting employers to conduct right to work checks remotely.

COVID-19 Right To Work Check Concession Extended to 20 June 2021

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

Employment Rates Round-up - What Healthcare Organisations Need to Know

Friday, 23 April 2021

April brought the annual increase to rates and limits such as compensation limits, National Living Wage, and more. We've set out the changes healthcare organisations need to know.

Employment Rates Round-up - What Healthcare Organisations Need to Know

Articles & Blogs Higher Education Procurement

Direct Awards of PPE Contracts - What Lessons Can Be Learnt?

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Following the recent National Audit Office (NAO) report and challenge by the Good Law Project into government procurement during coronavirus, we discuss the pitfalls of direct awards and the key lessons for higher education institutions.

Direct Awards of PPE Contracts - What Lessons Can Be Learnt?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Higher Education

Can Higher Education Institutions Make Coronavirus Testing Mandatory?

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

With the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions across the UK, many students have or will be returning to university campuses, with COVID-19 testing likely to form an integral part of university procedures.

Can Higher Education Institutions Make Coronavirus Testing Mandatory?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Wills, Wheels & Automobiles - The Perils of Badly Drafted Legacies For Higher Education Institutions

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

We recognise that securing legacy income is important for higher education institutions as charities and can be complex. Did you know that we have recently launched our specialist Legacy Protection Team?

Wills, Wheels & Automobiles - The Perils of Badly Drafted Legacies For Higher Education Institutions

Articles & Blogs Employment

Failure to Provide a Safe Working Environment Breached Employment Contract

Friday, 14 May 2021

The EAT has confirmed in the case of Flatman v Essex County Council that a tribunal had erred by failing to consider whether a fundamental breach of contract by an employer had occurred prior to the point of an employee's resignation.

Failure to Provide a Safe Working Environment Breached Employment Contract

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Innovation Gateway Project Gets Underway As ICR Calls for Collaborators

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) has once again shown its commitment to innovation as a pioneer in the oncology space as it launches a new incubator space for life science companies at The London Cancer Hub in Sutton, South London.

Innovation Gateway Project Gets Underway As ICR Calls for Collaborators

Articles & Blogs Charities

Inheritance Act Claims - FAQs For Charities

Friday, 14 May 2021

Our Legacy Protection Team answer some of our most frequently asked questions surrounding Inheritance Act claims and their impact on charities.

Inheritance Act Claims - FAQs For Charities

Articles & Blogs Charities

Pause For Thought - Crowdfunding Campaigns, Compliance and Charity Law

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Crowdfunding has a taken off in recent years as an accessible and widely used method for individuals to donate to cause-based campaigns on a growing number of online platforms.

Pause For Thought - Crowdfunding Campaigns, Compliance and Charity Law