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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 Data Protection Information Law

Google Audio-Snooping Tool Installed on Chrome Browsers without Permission

Friday, 15 April 2016

Privacy and open source advocates have raised concerns after discovering that the automatic installation of Google Chrome, comes with an added capability that allows remote technicians to listen in on conversations held near computers.

Articles & Blogs Technology & Startups

US Safe Harbor Provision Suspended

Wednesday, 07 October 2015

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has just ruled that the legal basis used by many businesses for the transfer of personal data to the US is invalid.

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

In or out? EU Procurement Rules and Universities

Friday, 25 September 2015

Many higher education institutions are currently considering whether the European public procurement rules apply to them.

In or out? EU Procurement Rules and Universities

Articles & Blogs Personal Injury

Your Personal Injury Claim - Did you get the best deal?

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Do you think your personal injury claim has been under-settled? Have you received less compensation than you thought you would? Are you unhappy with how your claim is or was dealt with?

Articles & Blogs Charities

What Are Your Duties as a Charity Trustee?

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

The Charity Commission's guidance, 'The Essential Trustee: what you need to know (CC3)', has long been considered the starting point for individuals who are thinking about becoming charity trustees.

Articles & Blogs Procurement

Look Before You Leap - Procurement Challenge on Changes to Contracts

Monday, 13 July 2015

This challenge was brought by Edenred, against HM Treasury, HMRC and National Savings & Investments and has been upheld by the Supreme Court.

Articles & Blogs Family Business

Family Charters - What is all the fuss about?

Friday, 26 June 2015

The family charter is the main document in which the family sets out its values, vision and commitment to the family business. It also contains the family's position on key issues

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Commercial Leases: Traps for the Unwary

Monday, 22 June 2015

For a tenant, entering into a new commercial lease is an important step. The rent alone is usually a big financial commitment, but there are often other issues in the lease that can be an expensive trap for the unwary.

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Tackling Fraud - Prevention and Cure for Independent Schools

Friday, 12 June 2015

The independent schools sector is generally associated with effective and stringent financial management. Nevertheless, fraud can and does occur in schools.

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Pupil Welfare Assessment

Friday, 12 June 2015

Risk assessment is a concept which routinely gets bad press.

Articles & Blogs Employment

Auto-Enrolment - Staging Date for Small Employers Started on 1 June 2015

Friday, 12 June 2015

The staging dates for automatic pension enrolment for employers employing less than 50 employees started on 1 June 2015.

Articles & Blogs Employment

Holiday Pay - Have you Read the Latest Guidance?

Friday, 12 June 2015

Following a number of recent court judgments, the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has published new guidance on calculating holiday pay.

Articles & Blogs Employment

The Meaning of 'Client' for the Purposes of a TUPE Service Provision Change

Friday, 12 June 2015

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that where a company contracts out a service, which is subsequently subcontracted the subcontractors employees may transfer into the company's employment if the service is taken back in-house.

Articles & Blogs Employment

Update - Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

Friday, 05 June 2015

On 26 May 2015, the ban on exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts and other employment provisions under SBEEA came in to force.

Articles & Blogs Employment

Dress Codes and Religious Discrimination

Friday, 05 June 2015

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that the Employment Tribunal was correct in finding thatplacing a limit on the length of a jilbab (garment worn by some Muslim women) so as not to cause a tripping hazard was not discriminatory.