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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 Academies & MATs

Attendance FAQs for Academies

Tuesday, 01 June 2021

We answer to some of your most frequently asked questions regarding school attendance.

Attendance FAQs for Academies

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

MHRA Project Prioritises Patient Involvement in New Clinical Trial Applications

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has launched a pioneering new pilot which seeks to make patient involvement in clinical trials a priority.

MHRA Project Prioritises Patient Involvement In New Clinical Trial Applications

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment Immigration

Withdrawal of COVID-19 Right to Work Checking Concession from 17 May 2021

Friday, 30 April 2021

On 30 March 2020, the Government introduced temporary changes to the way in which employers can carry out right to work checks. However, it has now been announced that those temporary arrangements will end on 16 May 2021.

Withdrawal of COVID-19 Right to Work Checking Concession from 17 May 2021

Articles & Blogs Employment

When Is Employee Re-Engagement Considered Impracticable?

Friday, 30 April 2021

In the case of Kelly v GA European Tour (2021), the Court of Appeal has held that if an employer had a genuine and rational belief that a dismissed employee would be incapable of fulfilling the role, this could make re-engagement impracticable.

When Is Employee Re-Engagement Considered Impracticable?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Employee Was Not Automatically Unfairly Dismissed After Refusing to Return to Work Over COVID-19 Concerns

Friday, 30 April 2021

In a recent case, an Employment Tribunal ruled that an employee who refused to return to work until the first coronavirus lockdown had eased, because he feared infecting his two young children with the virus, was not automatically unfairly dismissed.

Employee Was Not Automatically Unfairly Dismissed After Refusing to Return to Work Over COVID-19 Concerns

Articles & Blogs Academies & MATs Employment

Employment Rates Round-up - What Academies and Schools Need to Know

Friday, 23 April 2021

April brings the annual increase to rates and limits such as compensation limits, National Living Wage, and more. We've set out the changes academies and schools need to know.

Employment Rates Round-up - What Academies and Schools Need to Know

Articles & Blogs Academies & MATs

'Everyone's Invited' FAQs - Reporting to the ESFA

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

The recent publication of 'Everyone's Invited' has raised many questions for academies and schools. In this article, we answer some common questions on reporting serious incidents to the ESFA.

'Everyone's Invited' FAQs - Reporting to the ESFA

Articles & Blogs Academies & MATs Data Protection Information Law

Cyber Security in the Education Sector

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has recently issued an alert to the education sector regarding the increase in targeted cyber-attacks.

Cyber Security in the Education Sector

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Welcome to the Spring 2021 Edition of Viewpoint

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

“Spring appears in whispers and hushed tones,” whilst, “Drowsy flowers come to attention, waking from their sleep…” wrote John Keats. It certainly feels as though the promise of brighter days is here, as I write.

Welcome to the Spring 2021 Edition of Viewpoint

Articles & Blogs Higher Education Pharma & Life Sciences

Why Are University Collaborations with Pharma So Important?

Wednesday, 10 March 2021

With the UK continuing to pave the way for great strides in life sciences, how can collaborations between the pharmaceuticals and higher education sectors help to accelerate the country's advancements?

Why Are University Collaborations with Pharma So Important?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education Procurement

Out With State Aid, In With Subsidy Control – A Guide for Universities

Tuesday, 09 March 2021

Wondering how to navigate the new, post-Brexit State aid rules?

Out With State Aid, In With Subsidy Control – A Guide for Universities

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of the CIC Model for PCN Companies?

Friday, 05 February 2021

This article explores why a PCN company may want to incorporate as a CIC, or convert to being one. It briefly outlines the main legal restrictions to be aware of when operating as a CIC.

What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of the CIC Model for PCN Companies?

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

School Strategy - Options for Independent Schools

Thursday, 07 January 2021

By any measure, 2020 was an extraordinary year for everyone. It was very difficult for many businesses but the independent school sector has adapted well and, in many areas, continues to thrive.

School Strategy - What Are the Options for Independent Schools?

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Welcome to the Winter 2021 Edition of Viewpoint

Wednesday, 23 December 2020

This year, it seems particularly apt to reflect on the cyclical nature of the seasons and the thought that "every winter has its spring"*.


Articles & Blogs Data Protection Information Law

How to Safely Monitor Staff While Working Remotely

Friday, 09 October 2020

Navigating data protection compliance often requires balancing the rights and wishes of individuals against the wider benefits of using and sharing personal data. The use of personal data in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19) is a case point.

How to Safely Monitor Staff While Working Remotely