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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 Independent Schools

Funding Increases to Teachers' Pensions Employer Contributions - Consultation

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

On 15 January 2019, the government published the above consultation paper with its stated aim of ensuring "all affected sectors have an opportunity to share views on the impact these changes will bring."

Funding Increases to Teachers' Pensions Employer Contributions

Articles & Blogs Brexit Pharma & Life Sciences

Government Steps Up "No Deal" Brexit Planning to Try to Address Pharma Concerns

Monday, 14 January 2019

The UK Government has stepped up plans for protecting medicines in the event of a "no deal" Brexit. This comes amid political wrangling at Westminster where there is no clear picture as to what will happen next...

Government Steps Up

Articles & Blogs Brexit Pharma & Life Sciences

EMIG Brexit Barometer Results Show Alarm in Pharma Sector

Monday, 14 January 2019

EMIG (The Ethical Medicines Industry Group) has published its latest Brexit Barometer survey results. In recent quarters, EMIG has been carrying out surveys of its members' views and feelings around preparations for Brexit.

EMIG Brexit Barometer Results Show Alarm in Pharma Sector

Articles & Blogs Corporate

Directors' Fiduciary Duties to Shareholders

Friday, 11 January 2019

Occasionally, the directors of a company are approached by shareholders looking to sell their shares. This may come at a time when, unbeknownst to those shareholders, the directors are in confidential discussions...

Directors' Fiduciary Duties to Shareholders

Articles & Blogs Employment

Online Right to Work Checks - What Does It Mean For Employers?

Friday, 11 January 2019

From 29 January 2019, employers will be able to rely on an online check and will no longer be required to obtain paper documents for prospective migrant employees that are eligible for the system.

Online Right to Work Checks - What Does It Mean For Employers?

Articles & Blogs Employment

2019 Employment Law - What's Coming Up This Year?

Friday, 11 January 2019

In this extended article, we are looking ahead to some of the expected developments in Employment law in 2019.

2019 Employment Law - What's Coming Up This Year?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Statements of Employment Particulars - What Are Employers' Obligations?

Friday, 11 January 2019

In a recent case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) confirmed that employees are entitled to receive a statement of their employment particulars once they have been employed for one month, even if their employment does not last longer than two months.

Statements of Employment Particulars - What Are Employers' Obligations?

Articles & Blogs Employment

EU Settlement Scheme to Open to More EU Nationals on 21 January 2019

Friday, 11 January 2019

As we get closer to Brexit, the EU "settled status scheme", which grants immigration status to EU nationals to allow them to continue living here after Brexit, is being rolled to increasingly larger groups of EU nationals.

EU Settlement Scheme to Open to More EU Nationals on 21 January 2019

Articles & Blogs Procurement

Public Procurement 2018 Case Law Review

Tuesday, 08 January 2019

We have highlighted the most important procurement law cases from 2018 and summarised the key issues to keep you up to date with the latest developments.

Public Procurement 2018 Case Law Review

Articles & Blogs Property Litigation

Supreme Court Hands Down Judgment in Lease Renewal Claim

Tuesday, 08 January 2019

This case clarifies the relevance of a landlord's intention and motives for carrying out works when opposing lease renewals under ground (f) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (LTA 1954).

Supreme Court Hands down Judgment in S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd Lease Renewal Claim

Articles & Blogs Procurement

Further Guidance on When a Development Agreement is a Public Works Contract

Friday, 04 January 2019

The outcome of the appeal in Faraday Development Ltd v West Berkshire Council has important implications for public bodies and developers looking to structure land arrangements outside the scope of the public procurement rules.

Further Guidance on When a Development Agreement is a Public Works Contract

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property

Permitted Development Rights - What You Need to Know

Thursday, 03 January 2019

Planning permission is required when undertaking any development on land. The process of obtaining planning permission from the local planning authority (LPA) can be long and costly for applicants.

Permitted Development Rights - What You Need to Know

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property

When Is a Building Not a Building, or a Flat Not a Flat?

Monday, 31 December 2018

The answer is not always straightforward when you apply the law to it.

When Is a Building Not a Building, or a Flat Not a Flat?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Government Proposes Biggest Reform of Employment Law in 20 Years

Friday, 21 December 2018

In July 2017, Matthew Taylor published his Good Work report into the implications of new forms of work on worker rights and responsibilities and employer freedoms and obligations.

Employment Law

Articles & Blogs Employment

Disability and Early Retirement - What Constitutes Unfavourable Treatment?

Friday, 21 December 2018

As an employer, are you discriminating against a disabled employee if you are basing your early retirement pension calculations on their adjusted, reduced hours of work?

Discrimination