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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 Healthcare

GMS & PMS Regulatory Changes - What Does This Mean For GPs?

Wednesday, 08 August 2018

The Secretary of State has published key contract changes to the General Medical Services (GMS) and Personal Medical Services (PMS) Regulations, which are due to take effect this December 2018.

GMS & PMS Regulatory Changes - What Does This Mean For GPs?

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

Mixed Data: To Disclose or Not to Disclose?

Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Late in June, the Court of Appeal gave its decision in the Dr B v The General Medical Council (GMC) case in respect of mixed data and subject access requests.

Mixed Data: To Disclose or Not to Disclose?

Articles & Blogs Employment Healthcare

Ambulance Workers' Holiday Pay - Voluntary Overtime Inclusion

Wednesday, 08 August 2018

There are various types of overtime arrangements in places, and practices differ between employers. We examine the recent case of Flowers v East of England Ambulance Trust.

Ambulance Workers' Holiday Pay - Voluntary Overtime Inclusion

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

Changes to Paramedics' Entry Requirements - What GPs Need to Know

Wednesday, 08 August 2018

A recent consultation has led to changes in the entry level qualifications for paramedics, we have summarised these changes below.

Changes to Paramedics' Entry Requirements - What GPs Need to Know

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

Know Your Healthcare Advisor - Kathryn Matthews

Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Kathryn Alison Matthews is an Associate in the Healthcare Commercial Property team and is based at our Bristol office.

Know Your Healthcare Advisor - Kathryn Matthews

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family

Divorce Law - In Desperate Need of Reform?

Thursday, 02 August 2018

In the case of Owens v Owens [2018] UKSC 41, the Court of Appeal have expressed the view that current divorce law is antiquated and in need of change.

Divorce Law - In Desperate Need of Reform?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Caste Discrimination to Be Prohibited Through Case Law

Friday, 03 August 2018

Following consultation, the government has decided not to make caste a protected characteristic in its own right.

Government

Articles & Blogs Employment

Dismissal on the Grounds of Philosophical Belief - Does This Constitute Discrimination?

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held in the recent case of Gray v Mulberry that where an employee is the only person to hold a philosophical belief and cannot establish a group disadvantage, a claim for indirect discrimination cannot succeed.

Dismissal on the Grounds of Philosophical Belief - Does This Constitute Discrimination?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Employment Disputes - Do You Owe a Duty of Care to Your Employees?

Friday, 03 August 2018

Not when defending claims based on the alleged misconduct of the employees, held the Supreme Court in a recent case.

Litigation

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property

Who Should Pay for House Sale Fraud?

Thursday, 02 August 2018

A hot topic in the property world, house fraud could well cause house prices to go up.

Who Should Pay for House Sale Fraud?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Does a Successful Appeal Revive the Employment Contract?

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

The Court of Appeal addressed the issue of a successful appeal against a dismissal reviving the employment contract in the recent case of Patel v Folkestone Nursing Home Ltd, and whether it means that the employee cannot consider himself dismissed.

Employment Law

Articles & Blogs Employment

Should Employers Be Duty-Bound to Prevent Sexual Harassment?

Friday, 03 August 2018

Yes, says the Women and Equalities Committee in their report following a six month inquiry investigating sexual harassment in the workplace.

Sexual Harrassement

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property

The Government Announces Action Plan to Deal with Tower Block Cladding

Thursday, 02 August 2018

The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government has announced a number of measures aimed at tackling unsafe cladding in tower blocks following the tragic events at Grenfell Tower.

The Government Announces Action Plan to Deal with Tower Block Cladding

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family

Mills v Mills - Is This Really the End of a Meal Ticket for Life?

Thursday, 02 August 2018

In what has been hailed by the press as a 'landmark ruling', the Supreme Court has ruled that a divorced husband should not have to increase payments to his ex-partner as a result of 'poor financial decisions' following their separation.

Mills v Mills - Is This Really the End of a Meal Ticket for Life?

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Healthcare

Putting a Price on Privacy: An Update

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Those involved in the healthcare sector often hold highly sensitive information. If this were released to third parties, civil action may follow.

Putting a Price on Privacy: An Update