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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 Higher Education

Finding Bold Solutions to HR Issues

Friday, 21 September 2018

The HE sector is currently facing many strategic HR challenges and HEIs are looking at how they can achieve desired outcomes effectively in shorter timescales whilst still being legally robust.

Finding Bold Solutions to HR Issues

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing

How Could a No-Deal Brexit Affect the Housing Market?

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

A no-deal Brexit could cause house prices to fall as much as 35% over three years, says the Bank of England. With Brexit just a few months away, what would be the consequences of a dramatic downturn in prices?

How Could a No-Deal Brexit Affect the Housing Market?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Can an Employer Remove an Outdated Contractual Travel Allowance Following a TUPE Transfer?

Friday, 21 September 2018

Yes, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held in Tabberer v Mears Ltd UKEAT/0064/17 but it does depend on the detailed facts and employers should be careful to assess the particular circumstances on every occasion.

Can an Employer Search an Employee's Mobile Phone to Protect Confidential Information?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Is it Possible for an Employee to Give Notice but Not Mean to Resign?

Friday, 21 September 2018

In the recent case of East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust v Levy, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that an employee's letter giving 'one month's notice' was not an unambiguous act of resignation.

Can an Employer Search an Employee's Mobile Phone to Protect Confidential Information?

Articles & Blogs Employment

New Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 Receives Royal Assent

Friday, 21 September 2018

Under the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 (the Act), parents who suffer the death of a child under the age of 18 or a stillbirth from 24 weeks of pregnancy will be entitled to two weeks paid leave.

Can an Employer Search an Employee's Mobile Phone to Protect Confidential Information?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Heavy Blow Dealt to Universities' Plan to Boost International Students

Friday, 21 September 2018

Universities UK has called on the government to reintroduce an immigration category permitting international students to stay in the UK to work for up to two years after graduating.

Blow Dealt to Universities' Plan to Boost International Students

Articles & Blogs Private Client

The End of the Blame Game for Divorcing Couples?

Friday, 21 September 2018

Justice Secretary David Gauke announced last week that there may be an end in sight for fault based divorces in England and Wales.

Divorce Law

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

The Best and Worst of Times

Friday, 21 September 2018

How can HEIs best support students through their transition to higher education?

The Best and Worst of Times - VWV Law Firm Higher Education blog

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

NPA Loses Pharmacy Cuts Case, But Is the Future Brighter?

Monday, 17 September 2018

It has not been an easy couple of years for community pharmacy with big cuts to its funding announced by the Government in December 2015.

NPA Loses Pharmacy Cuts Case, But Is the Future Brighter?

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

New Breakthrough for Early Cancer Detection Test, Years Before Disease Develops

Monday, 17 September 2018

Scientists are hailing an exciting new blood test to detect cancers, years before the disease develops.

New Breakthrough for Early Cancer Detection Test, Years Before Disease Develops

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

New Accelerated Access Collaborative Chair Enthuses over Fast Track Medicines

Monday, 17 September 2018

Lord Ara Darzi, the new Chair of the Accelerated Access Collaborative, is enthusiastically looking forward to the opportunities for fast track medicines and medical technologies from the scheme.

New Accelerated Access Collaborative Chair Enthuses over Fast Track Medicines

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Deliberate Use of Data for Another Purpose Breached "Good Faith"

Monday, 17 September 2018

In the case of Health and Case Management Ltd v The Physiotherapy Network Ltd ("H" v "T"), the High Court has ruled on the meaning of a contract involving "good faith".

Deliberate Use of Data for Another Purpose Breached

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

"No Deal Brexit" - What Must Pharma Do to Prepare?

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

As the clock keeps ticking towards Brexit on 29 March 2019 ("Brexit Date"), there is continued uncertainty. Will there be a deal or no deal? What are the implications? Businesses across the board are struggling to know what to do.


Articles & Blogs Procurement

STOP PRESS: Deal or No Deal - Public Procurement

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

The latest guidance note issued by the UK government in the event of a 'no deal ' Brexit relates to the practical implications for the public sector in relation to the current UK procurement rules.

STOP PRESS: Deal or No Deal - Public Procurement

Articles & Blogs Employment

New Immigration Schemes Proposed to Improve Competitiveness of UK Industries After Brexit

Friday, 14 September 2018

With a new White Paper on immigration anticipated in the coming weeks, are there signs that the government will soften its previously tough stance on immigration?

New Immigration Schemes Proposed to Improve Competitiveness of UK Industries After Brexit