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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

New Tier 4 Guidance - What Changes Does Your School Need to Be Aware of?

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

In August 2019, UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) updated the guidance for Tier 4 sponsors and the guidance aimed at migrants applying for Tier 4 visas (the Tier 4 Migrant Guidance).

New Tier 4 Guidance

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Teachers' Pension Scheme - What Now?

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Many independent schools we are working with are exploring alternative options to the Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS).

Teachers' Pension Scheme

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Are You Signing Away Your Right to Renew Your Business Lease?

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

If you are a business tenant, you may have a right to renew your lease at the end of the term. This is called security of tenure. But could you be signing away your right without realising it?

Are You Signing Away Your Right to Renew Your Business Lease?

Articles & Blogs Private Client

What Happens To Your Digital Assets When You Die?

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Treasured family photos could be lost. Social media accounts that charted our lives could disappear into cyberspace. Valuable crypto-currencies might be lost forever.

What Happens To Your Digital Assets When You Die?

Articles & Blogs Employment

New Guidance on Timescales for Responding to Data Subject Requests

Friday, 06 September 2019

Following a ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has updated its guidance on timescales for responding to subject access requests.

New Guidance on Timescales for Responding to Data Subject Requests

Articles & Blogs Employment

Christmas Party Injuries - Can Employers Be Liable?

Friday, 06 September 2019

In April 2019, a High Court judge decided that Cancer Research UK (CRUK) was not liable for their employee's injury sustained at a work Christmas party when a colleague dropped her on the dancefloor. The matter is now going to the Court of Appeal.

Christmas Party Injuries - Can Employers Be Liable?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Advice to Suspend Employee Accused of Gross Misconduct Leads to Successful Unfair Dismissal Claim

Friday, 06 September 2019

At first glance, the judgment of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in Upton-Hansen Architects Limited (UHAL) v Gyftaki is about the poor drafting of the employer's ET3 - the employer had failed to address the issue of fairness.

Advice to Suspend Employee Accused of Gross Misconduct Leads to Successful Unfair Dismissal Claim

Articles & Blogs Employment

How Do You Bring Employee Shareholder Status to an End?

Friday, 06 September 2019

A recent case demonstrates that the only safe way to bring 'employee shareholder' status to an end is to expressly say so in a written agreement.

How Do You Bring Employee Shareholder Status to an End?

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family

Is Cohabitation Becoming More Popular Than Marriage?

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

The Office for National Statistics published the results of their survey into trends in living arrangements this month and it included some interesting results...

Is Cohabitation Becoming More Popular Than Marriage?

Articles & Blogs Employment

How to Plan for the New Off Payroll Working Rules

Friday, 23 August 2019

New off payroll working rules for personal service companies (PSCs) will come into force on 6 April 2020. What can you do to prepare?

How to Plan for the New Off Payroll Working Rules

Articles & Blogs Employment

What You Need to Know About NDAs, Law Society to Employees

Friday, 23 August 2019

The Law Society has published a recent guidance...

What You Need to Know About NDAs, Law Society to Employees

Articles & Blogs Employment

UK Challenged in Gay Marriage Cake Case

Friday, 23 August 2019

On 10 October 2018 the Supreme Court (SC) handed down its decision that Ashers bakery, who refused to bake a cake with the message 'Support Gay Marriage' on it, had not discriminated against Mr Lee, a homosexual man who asked them to fulfil that order.

UK Challenged in Gay Marriage Cake Case

Articles & Blogs Recruitment

How to Get Ready for the New Off Payroll Working Rules

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

New off payroll working rules for personal service companies (PSCs) operating in the private sector will come into force on 6 April 2020.

Off Payroll Working Rules

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing

Landowners - Can You Actually Rely on a Verbal Agreement?

Thursday, 22 August 2019

A recent legal case highlights why you should always ensure that informal agreements are properly documented and recorded at the Land Registry.

Landowners - Can You Actually Rely on a Verbal Agreement?

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Incoterms 2020 - International Trade Made Easy

Thursday, 22 August 2019

The next set of Incoterms will be released in September, ready for introduction from 1 January 2020, and will replace the current version - Incoterms 2010.

Incoterms 2020 - International Trade Made Easy