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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 Personal Injury

Injury to Feelings v Personal Injury - What about tax?

Friday, 05 February 2016

The Upper Tribunal have dismissed a taxpayer's appeal where he argued that compensation from his employer for injury to feelings should not be taxed.


Articles & Blogs Healthcare

Annual leave: How Changes in Working Patterns Impact Upon Annual Leave Entitlement

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

A useful decision for employers that will have practical importance when calculating the holiday entitlement of an employee who has changed their working pattern by increasing their hours.

Annual leave: How Changes in Working Patterns Impact Upon Annual Leave Entitlement

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Data Protection Issues all Higher Education Institutions Should Be Aware Of

Thursday, 01 October 2015

All universities and higher education institutions handle personal data, be it in relation to students, staff or members of the public.

Data Protection Issues all Higher Education Institutions Should Be Aware Of

Articles & Blogs Further Education

The Term 'Apprenticeship' Now Legally Protected

Thursday, 20 August 2015

On 14 June 2015 the government confirmed plans to make the term 'apprenticeship' protected, providing that any unauthorised use of the term would be illegal.


Articles & Blogs Charities

Aggressive Fundraising - The Government Responds

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Few readers will have missed the sorry tale of Olive Cooke, the Royal British Legion poppy seller whose death hit the headlines earlier this year.


Articles & Blogs Construction

Are You Being Served?

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Unless the employer serves its payment or pay less notices, it should expect to pay the amount applied for - irrespective of the true value of the work actually carried out.

Are You Being Served?

Articles & Blogs Academies & MATs

The Prevent Duty - What it Means for Academies and Maintained Schools

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

From 1 July, all schools have had a statutory duty to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. This is referred to as the 'Prevent duty'.


Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Do Not Pass Go? - Lifting an Automatic Suspension

Monday, 13 July 2015

In a recent case The Pirbright Institute (Pirbright)[1], made an application for the lifting of an automatic suspension that had been imposed by the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (the Regulations)[2].


Articles & Blogs Private Client

Farmer's Daughter Excluded from Family Business Awarded Over £1 million

Friday, 26 June 2015

The Court of Appeal’s decision in Davies v Davies highlights the importance of agreeing and managing the expectations of the next generation of the family business as part of wider succession planning.


Articles & Blogs Private Client

Welcome to the Winter 2024 Edition of Viewpoint.

Monday, 08 January 2024

I hope you all had a peaceful Christmas and New Year.


Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family

Should a Pre-nuptial agreement be part of your wedding planning?

Tuesday, 17 October 2023

Couples often overlook pre-nuptial agreements but with one in five marriages ending in divorce by their 10th anniversary and the court becoming more inclined to uphold them, pre-nuptial agreements are no longer just for celebrities.

Should a Pre-nuptial agreement be part of your wedding planning?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Research, Development and Innovation under the Subsidy Control Act 2023

Wednesday, 26 July 2023

We take a look at the treatment of research, development and innovation under the new Subsidy Control Act 2022 (the Act), identify when these activities can give rise to a subsidy and if they can be permitted under the Streamlined Subsidy Scheme.


Articles & Blogs

Focus on Managing Workplace Conflict

Friday, 26 May 2023

All organisations experience conflict from time to time, and this can be highly disruptive and costly if things aren't managed in the right way. Workplace conflict can have a detrimental impact on employee relations, productivity and health and wellbeing.

Focus on Managing Workplace Conflict

Articles & Blogs

How Have NQHR Helped VWV Approach Members Recently?

Friday, 26 May 2023

We supported one of VWV Approach's smaller member firms with their recruitment processes, producing a recruitment toolkit which allowed them to attract the right applicants and work through the process more seamlessly.

How Have NQHR Helped VWV Approach Members Recently?