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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

Is Genomics Research Being Held Back by Data Restrictions?

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Matt Hancock, Health Secretary, has announced that, if the UK wants to be seen as the world leader in genomics research, data protection laws must ensure that the restrictions on this type of data are not stifling the process.

Is Genomics Research Being Held Back by Data Restrictions?

Articles & Blogs Commercial Contracts Blogs

Supreme Court Seeks to Uphold Intended Contracts

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

In a recent case, the Supreme Court has indicated that, where possible, it would seek to uphold a contract that parties had intended to take effect.

Supreme Court Seeks to Uphold Intended Contracts

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

New Research Takes Us a Step Closer to 3D-Printed Organs

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

A team of scientists at Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich led by Dr Ali Erturk has discovered a new way to create 3D-printed organs containing the necessary detail to enable full functionality.

New Research Takes Us a Step Closer to 3D-Printed Organs

Articles & Blogs Recruitment

Termination Payments and the Future Treatment of National Insurance Contributions

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Recruitment businesses who terminate the employment of their staff in the future will need to be aware that changes are due to take place from 6th April 2020 as far as the treatment of National Insurance Contributions (NICs) are concerned.

Termination Payments and the Future Treatment of National Insurance Contributions

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Can an Exchange of Letters Be a Contract for Sale of Land?

Monday, 13 May 2019

A recent legal case has highlighted that this could be the case…

Can an Exchange of Letters Be a Contract for Sale of Land?

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property

'No Reason' Evictions to Be Banned

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

The government has announced that private landlords will no longer be able to evict Assured Shorthold tenants without good reason.

'No Reason' Evictions to Be Banned

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family

The Importance of Establishing Jurisdiction During Divorce

Monday, 13 May 2019

In the recent case of Pierburg v Pierburg, the issue before the court was whether the wife had jurisdiction to apply for a divorce in England and Wales.

The Importance of Establishing Jurisdiction During Divorce

Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Support for the Monitoring Officer and Their Team

Friday, 10 May 2019

The dust is starting to settle following the recent local elections, and many local authorities will have had new members elected in May.

Support for the Monitoring Officer and Their Team

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Can Outsourced Workers Assert a Right to Collectively Bargain with a University?

Friday, 03 May 2019

The High Court dismissed a judicial review challenge to two decisions of the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) rejecting applications for statutory trade union recognition in respect of a group of outsourced workers based at the University of London.

Can Outsourced Workers Assert a Right to Collectively Bargain with a University?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

University Brands - Valuable Assets or a Distraction from the Day Job?

Friday, 03 May 2019

This article looks at the basics of brand management and identifies key risk areas for universities, especially in relation to reputation.

University Brands - Valuable Assets or a Distraction From the Day Job?

Articles & Blogs Charities Higher Education

Fundraising by Universities - What Do You Need to Know?

Friday, 03 May 2019

Universities have always sought to raise funds from a wide range of sources and many can trace the scale and extent of their current educational activity back to significant philanthropy in the past.

Fundraising by Universities - What Do You Need to Know?

Articles & Blogs Employment

TUPE and Insolvency: What Is the Extent of Your Liability?

Friday, 03 May 2019

A recent Court of Appeal case, Graysons Restaurants Ltd v Jones and Others, illustrates the importance of carrying out due diligence when taking on staff from an insolvent employer.

TUPE and Insolvency: What Is the Extent of Your Liability?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Loose Women Presenter Avoids Paying Employee Taxes

Friday, 03 May 2019

In Atholl House Productions Limited v HMRC, it was found that Loose Women presenter Kaye Adams, who had provided services to the BBC through a service company, was not an employee of the BBC for tax purposes.

Loose Women Presenter Avoids Paying Employee Taxes

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

Primary Care Networks - What You Need to Know About Joint Employment Contracts

Wednesday, 01 May 2019

The introduction of the primary care networks (PCNs) is an exciting challenge for the sector and a way for different service providers to come together and offer the public an integrated service of varied healthcare support.

Primary Care Networks

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing Private Client Tax

Buying a House? Your Tax Questions Answered

Monday, 29 April 2019

With the arrival of the spring, there typically comes a quickening of pace in the property market. Despite the ongoing effect of Brexit, we focus this month on a frequently asked question: what are the tax implications of buying property?

Buying a House? Your Tax Questions Answered