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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 Family Business

Antenatal, Adoption and Surrogacy Rights - What Family Businesses Need to Know

Wednesday, 02 September 2015

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has recently published two guides explaining the rights to leave for attending antenatal and adoption appointments and on surrogacy.

Articles & Blogs Further Education

What Should Further Education Colleges Know About Data Protection?

Friday, 21 August 2015

Data protection is an important aspect of regulatory compliance.

Articles & Blogs Charities Real Estate

Assets of Community Value - Beware the Dangers

Tuesday, 04 August 2015

The Localism Act 2011 gave parish councils and community groups the right to apply to the Local Authority for property to be designated as an asset of community value (ACV).

Articles & Blogs Academies & MATs

Are workers free to Air Views Based on Their Christian Beliefs?

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

In Mbuyi v Newpark Childcare (Shepherds Bush) Ltd the Employment Tribunal (ET) found that a Christian nursery assistant was subject to religious discrimination.

Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Indirect Discrimination - what does an individual need to prove?

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

The Court of Appeal (CA) has held that when bringing a claim of indirect discrimination, an individual must prove personal disadvantage, as well as group disadvantage caused by the provision, criterion or practice (PCP).

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Biometric Residence Permits - Alternative Collection Arrangements for Schools

Monday, 29 June 2015

The Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) programme has been rolling out worldwide from April this year. From the end of July, pupils of all nationalities applying for a Tier 4 visa to come and study at an independent school will need to apply for a BRP.

Articles & Blogs Corporate

Court Refuses to Require Parties to Follow Notice and Cure Requirements in Contract

Tuesday, 07 June 2016

Vinergy International (PVT) Ltd v Richmond Mercantile Limited FZC,

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Release of Patient Data Makes Minds-Google

Friday, 20 May 2016

The data of over 1.6 million NHS patients from the Royal Free, Barnet and Chase Farm hospitals in London has been released to Google.

Articles & Blogs Technology & Startups

High Court Rules Data Retention Replacement Law Incompatible with EU Law

Friday, 15 April 2016

Davis and others, R v Secretary of State for the Home Department, High Court In 2014, the European Union’s data retention laws were deemed by the European Court of Justice to be invalid. The UK’s Government passed emergency legislation in 2014 to plu

Articles & Blogs Personal Injury

Augustines Injury Law - New Kids on the Block? Certainly Not!

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

As part of national firm VWV, Augustines Injury Law have been advising private clients on all aspects of personal injury disputes for over fifty years.

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

The End of the GP Practice?

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

There's plenty of doom and gloom around at the moment given that practices are finding such difficulties recruiting. I was pleased to be able to advise a client recently that things weren't nearly as bad as they seemed.

The End of the GP Practice?

Articles & Blogs Employment Further Education

Changes to Immigration Rules - Tier 4 Student Visas

Thursday, 01 October 2015

The latest changes to Tier 4 (General) student visas came into effect on 10 August 2015.

Changes to Immigration Rules - Tier 4 Student Visas

Articles & Blogs Further Education

New Partners Joining our Further Education Team

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Our further education (FE) team, led by partner Emma-Jane Burnell, has recently been strengthened by the arrival of new partners, Jane Byford, employment, and Clive Read, real estate, from SGH Martineau.

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

The Explainer - Service Charge Top Tips

Tuesday, 04 August 2015

For commercial tenants, service charge budgets can often be a source of surprise. What should tenants look out for? This article gives some service charge top tips.

Articles & Blogs Academies & MATs

A Question of Sport - PE Accident Prosecution

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Sports day and athletics are an integral part of most schools summer term arrangements. However, schools should be aware of the implications of a recent school prosecution relating to an accident which took place during a PE lesson.