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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 Pharma & Life Sciences

Will the PharmaScan Database Revolutionise New Medicine Access?

Friday, 17 January 2020

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has launched the UK PharmaScan database, the prime source of intelligence on new medicines, indications and formulations and in-licensed medicines in clinical development.

PharmaScan Database

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

Is a Community Interest Company Model Suitable for GP Federations?

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Having acted for several GP federations and GP provider companies, we consider the advantages and disadvantages of the CIC model.

Is a Community Interest Company Model Suitable for GP Federations?

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

How Can You Unlock Your Leasehold Property's Potential?

Thursday, 16 January 2020

A recent case has highlighted how a tenant of a long lease can use s.84 of the Law and Property Act 1925 (the Act) to unlock the commercial potential of a building via a change of use.

Leasehold Property

Articles & Blogs Brexit Employment

What Does the New Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill Mean for Workers' Rights?

Friday, 10 January 2020

Since the election in December, the government has re-introduced the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill with some changes to workers' rights.

What Does the New Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill Mean for Workers Rights?

Articles & Blogs Employment

National Minimum Wage Increase Coming Soon

Friday, 10 January 2020

Following the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission on the National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW), new increases will come into effect in April 2020.

National Minimum Wage Increase Coming Soon

Articles & Blogs Immigration

Cordon Yeah! Restaurants Celebrate Relaxed Rules to Recruit Overseas Workers

Thursday, 09 January 2020

Restaurants have long been suffering from staff shortages. As a result, the industry has been associated with immigration, with many high profile and household name chefs, waiting staff, and owners coming from overseas.

Cordon Yeah! Restaurants Celebrate Relaxed Rules to Recruit Overseas Workers

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family

Let's Be Civil - Mixed-Sex Couples Now Have Right to Enter into Civil Partnerships

Wednesday, 08 January 2020

Under the terms of a civil partnership a couple is entitled to the same legal treatment in terms of tax, pensions, inheritance and next-of-kin arrangements as if they were married.

Mixed-Sex Couples Now Have Right to Enter into Civil Partnerships

Articles & Blogs Employment

Ethical Veganism Protected Under Discrimination Law As a 'Philosophical Belief'

Friday, 10 January 2020

An Employment Tribunal (ET) has held that ethical veganism should be protected under discrimination law, a ruling that may have significant implications for employers.

Ethical Veganism Protected under Discrimination Law As a 'Philosophical Belief'

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Safeguarding - What's Expected of School Governors?

Wednesday, 08 January 2020

2019 has seen significant change in the safeguarding expectations of school governors. We encourage all governors to consider the key changes in the context of their role and the Board's annual review of safeguarding.

Safeguarding - What's Expected of School Governors?

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing

Home Buyers - What You Need to Know About the New Reservation Deposit Trial

Tuesday, 07 January 2020

Ever experienced someone pulling out of buying or selling your home for what seemed like a trivial reason? A new reservation deposit has been designed to stop this from happening.

Reservation Deposit Trial

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

What Should Universities Expect of the OfS as Principal Regulator?

Monday, 16 December 2019

In this article we recap the role of the OfS as principal regulator for charity law purposes, discuss the effect of the recent publications and consider how the approach of the OfS may develop over time.

What Should Universities Expect of the OfS as Principal Regulator?

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Could Your Solar Panels Stop Development Next Door?

Tuesday, 24 December 2019

When deciding planning applications, adverse effects on neighbours is one of the factors the planning authority will take into account.

Could Your Solar Panels Stop Development Next Door?

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs

The VWV 12 Days of Christmas

Monday, 16 December 2019

As we enter the festivities, we have a look at some of the areas which academies and schools will need to address early in the new year.

The VWV 12 days of Christmas

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

The GPhC Is Clamping Down on Online Pharmacy Owners

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Online pharmacy owners who fail to comply with GPhC standards may be risking their employees' fitness to practise as well as their pharmacy registration.

The GPhC Is Clamping Down on Online Pharmacy Owners

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing

End of Help to Buy Scheme - What Are My Options Now?

Tuesday, 07 January 2020

The Help to Buy ISA scheme closed to new applicants in November 2019. So what help is now available to get on the property ladder and what should you do if you still have a Help to Buy ISA?

Help to Buy ISAs