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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 Employment

Retirement and Age Discrimination - Can Transitional Protections to Minimise the Impact of Public Sector Pension Reforms Be Justified?

Wednesday, 07 February 2018

In two recent decisions, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered the introduction of transitional provisions announced as a result of the major reforms to both the Firefighters' Pension Scheme and the Judicial Pension Scheme.

VWV Employment blog on whistleblowing detriment.

Articles & Blogs Employment

Can Compensation for Injury to Feelings Be Awarded in Working Time Detriment Claims?

Thursday, 08 February 2018

Yes, held the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue v Mansell ("the Fire Service").

VWV Employment blog on whistleblowing detriment.

Articles & Blogs Employment

Discrimination Claims and Time Limits - What Amounts to Conduct Extending Over a Period?

Thursday, 08 February 2018

Can the entirety of a disciplinary process amount to 'conduct extending over a period', thus preventing a claim from being out of time? We discuss this in relation to the recent Hale v Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust case.

VWV Employment blog on whistleblowing detriment.

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property

Five Good Reasons to Extend Your Lease

Wednesday, 07 February 2018

Leasehold houses and flats have had a lot of coverage in the press recently culminating in the report prepared for Sajid Javid (Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government) on abuses of the leasehold system in the housing market.

VWV Property blog

Articles & Blogs Employment

Is It Personal? An EAT Decision on Whistleblowing Detriment

Friday, 02 February 2018

In a recent case the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether or not the person who subjects a whistleblower to a detriment must be personally motivated by their protected disclosure.

VWV Employment blog on whistleblowing detriment.

Articles & Blogs Employment

Immigration, Illegality, and Contracts of Employment - An EAT Decision

Friday, 02 February 2018

The recent case of Okedina v Chikale considered an employer's defence of illegality. The illegality principle says that courts and tribunals are not able to help a claimant where the claim is based on an illegal act.

VWV Employment Law Brief article on Immigration and Migrant Workers

Articles & Blogs Employment

Employer Permitted to Access Correspondence Between Employee and Union Representative

Friday, 02 February 2018

The recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision of Dhanda v TSB Bank has confirmed that employers may access certain correspondence between a former employee and her union representative in order to defend Employment Tribunal proceedings.

VWV Employment Law Brief - Correspondence blog image

Articles & Blogs Charities

Charity News Speed Read - January 2018

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

We summarise recent news affecting charities.

Charity News Speed Read

Articles & Blogs Charities

Charity Tax Changes

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

There have been several recent tax developments affecting charities. We have compiled a summary of the tax news that trustees should be aware of.

Charity Tax Changes - December 2017

Articles & Blogs Charities

Taken On Trust - Some Key Findings

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

We summarise a recent major report on the experience of charity trusteeship, promoting diversity and understanding duties.

Taken On Trust: Some Key Findings

Articles & Blogs Charities

Charity Commission Opens New Statutory Inquiries - What Are the Key Issues?

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

The Charity Commission has recently been active in opening new statutory inquiries into the administration and governance of a number of different charities.

Charity Commission Opens New Statutory Inquiries: What Are the Key Issues?

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing

Tackling Unfair Practices in the Leasehold Residential Market

Monday, 29 January 2018

At VWV, we are aware that some developers sell new houses (as opposed to flats) leasehold rather than freehold. Historically this has not caused a problem and was not usual in this area. In more recent years however...

VWV law firm conveyancing articles and blogs

Articles & Blogs Charities

Trustees Urged to Take Action on Safeguarding

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

The Charity Commission has published a new strategy and a regulatory alert, which all trustees should read. In this article we summarise the key points.

Trustees Urged to Take Action on Safeguarding

Articles & Blogs Brexit Charities

Citizens' Rights After Brexit - What Does the Agreement Mean For Charities?

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

EU leaders have agreed that "sufficient progress" has been made on the terms of the UK's exit from the EU, and that talks can now move on from the first phase of negotiations.

Citizens' Rights After Brexit - What Does the Agreement Mean For Charities?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Can Whistleblowing Claims Be Brought Against Co-workers Based Overseas?

Friday, 26 January 2018

The recent case of Bamieh v EULEX Kosovo and ors considers not only questions of jurisdiction but also highlights the fact that whistleblowing claims can be brought against co-workers, as well as employer.

Can Whistleblowing Claims Be Brought Against Co-workers Based Overseas?