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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 Higher Education

Office of the Independent Adjudicator for HE's Annual Report 2017

Thursday, 17 May 2018

The OIA's annual report 2017 was published towards the end of April 2018. As always, it contains interesting information about trends in student complaints. We highlight a few of these that we think will be of particular interest...

Office of the Independent Adjudicator Publishes HE Annual Report 2017

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

University Strikes Lead to Student Threats of Legal Action

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Industrial action by lecturers triggered by proposed reform has led to student calls for refunds due to lost teaching time.

University Strikes Lead to Student Threats of Legal Action

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

The Changing Nature of Academic Contracts - Can Academics Be All Things to All People?

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Is the traditional "three-legged" academic contract suitable for all?

The Changing Nature of Academic Contracts - Can Academics Be All Things to All People?

Articles & Blogs Family Business

"When They Just Won't Leave…" - Protecting Your Family Property

Monday, 21 May 2018

Property is a valuable, secure asset which, as long as it is looked after properly, can provide a home to your family business.


Articles & Blogs Family Business

Family Investment Companies and Buy to Let Portfolios - Seminars for Clients

Monday, 21 May 2018

Changes to tax legislation in recent years have meant that, in terms of the availability of tax relief against the costs of mortgage interest, owning a buy to let portfolio in a company structure can have its advantages.

Family Investment Companies and Buy to Let Portfolios - Seminars for Clients

Articles & Blogs Employment

Are Employees Who Undertake Sleep-in Duties Entitled to the National Minimum Wage?

Friday, 18 May 2018

Regular readers of our blogs may remember earlier reports regarding payment for night shift workers who are required to sleep in a particular location for healthcare providers.

Are Employees Who Undertake Sleep-in Duties Entitled to the National Minimum Wage?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Large Increases in the Number of Workers Receiving Back Pay for Minimum Wage Arrears

Friday, 18 May 2018

The government has published new figures this week in respect of pay owed to employees as a result of employers failing to pay the National Minimum Wage.

Large Increases in the Number of Workers Receiving Back Pay for Minimum Wage Arrears

Articles & Blogs Employment

How Important is Context When Deciding Whether a Comment Amounts to Harassment?

Friday, 18 May 2018

In the recent case of Bakkali v Greater Manchester Buses (South) Ltd the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) confirmed that proper consideration of the context of offensive remarks will be relevant to deciding whether those remarks constitute harassment.

How Important is Context When Deciding Whether a Comment Amounts to Harassment?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Always Be Prepared: Development Issues for Higher Education Institutions

Thursday, 17 May 2018

The ever-changing development environment is placing some new (and not so new) demands on universities as they deal with their estates.

Always Be Prepared: Development Issues for Higher Education Institutions

Articles & Blogs Property Litigation

Stairway to Heaven - Undoing the 'Staircase Tax'

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

The Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill proposes to change how business rates are calculated...

Stairway to Heaven - Undoing the 'Staircase Tax'

Articles & Blogs Employment Healthcare

Does an Employee Need to Ask Their Employer to 'Bump' a Colleague Into Redundancy?

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Many healthcare practices are facing challenges around restructure and redundancy exercises. Practice Managers may be familiar with the concept of "bumping" as part of a redundancy exercise.

Important European Court Opinion on Specific Mechanism - What Does This Mean for Parallel Trade?

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

New National Framework and Support Tools for NHS Continuing Care - Key Changes

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

On 1 March 2018, the Department of Health and Social Care republished the following frameworks and support tools for NHS Continuing Care, which will come into force on 1 October 2018.

Important European Court Opinion on Specific Mechanism - What Does This Mean for Parallel Trade?

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

Know Your Healthcare Advisor - Paul Werrell

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Paul Werrell is a Partner in our Healthcare team and is based at our London office.

Know Your Healthcare Advisor - Paul Werrell

Articles & Blogs Employment

Changes to Pay Statements from April 2019 - What You Need to Know

Friday, 11 May 2018

An amendment to the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA), which comes into force on 6 April 2019, means that all workers...

Pay Legislation