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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 Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extension - What This Means for Employers

Monday, 02 November 2020

Following news that a second national lockdown is to be imposed in England from 5 November until 2 December 2020 (subject to a successful vote in the House of Commons) the Government has announced an extension to the furlough scheme.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extension - What This Means for Employers

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

Important Updates to PMS and GMS Contracts - PCN Services

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

In October the PMS and GMS regulations were amended/updated to incorporate several changes.

Important Updates to PMS and GMS Contracts - PCN Services

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Information Law Recruitment

Getting 'Match Fit' - Privacy Policies for Recruitment Businesses

Monday, 26 October 2020

The third part of our recruitment legal review 'how to' guide focusses on privacy policies. These key documents are part of your compliance with the GDPR. They are the documents that tell data subjects how your business processes personal data.

Getting 'Match Fit' - Privacy Policies for Recruitment Businesses

Articles & Blogs Employment

Can Recruiting From a 'Talent Pool' Be Deemed Indirect Age Discrimination?

Friday, 23 October 2020

The Employment Appeal Tribunal decision in Ryan v South West Ambulance Services NHS Trust provided a reminder of the risks in relation to inadvertently indirectly discriminatory policies.

Can Recruiting From 'Talent Pool' Be Deemed Indirect Age Discrimination?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Updated Guidance on Shielding and Implications for Employers

Friday, 23 October 2020

Following the announcement of new local coronavirus (COVID-19) alert levels, the Government has updated the shielding guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable individuals.

Updated Guidance on Shielding and Implications for Employers

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 'Job Support Scheme' Extension Unveiled

Friday, 23 October 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced two significant updates to the 'Job Support Scheme' (the Scheme) set to launch on 1 November 2020 as a replacement to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) which comes to an end on 31 October.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 'Job Support Scheme' Extension Unveiled

Articles & Blogs Brexit Data Protection Independent Schools

Data Protection and the End of the Brexit Transition Period

Thursday, 22 October 2020

The Brexit transition period ends on 31 December, which means that from then the UK will no longer be treated as part of the EU for data protection purposes. Here we look at the key data protection compliance implications for schools.

Data Protection and the End of the Brexit Transition Period

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

What Schools Need to Know About The Job Support Scheme

Thursday, 22 October 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is coming to an end on 31 October 2020. The Government has recently announced the Job Support Scheme (JSS) as a way of continuing to support employers impacted by the pandemic to meet the cost of paying staff.

What Schools Need to Know About The Job Support Scheme

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

The Job Retention Bonus - What Your School Needs to Know

Thursday, 22 October 2020

The Job Retention Bonus (Bonus) has been put in place to incentivise employers to retain staff who were furloughed and to minimise redundancy programmes following the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) or furlough scheme on 31 October.

The Job Retention Bonus  - What Your School Needs to Know

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Remote Learning and Commercial Opportunities for Schools

Thursday, 22 October 2020

Having developed very effective remote learning provision in response to the challenge of coronavirus (COVID-19), many schools are now considering how they might leverage that experience in order to access new markets for their services.

Remote Learning and Commercial Opportunities for Schools

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Clarity of Expectation About Remote Education

Thursday, 22 October 2020

Does the new Government Direction on the provision of remote education clarify the duties and expectations of schools during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic?

Clarity of Expectation About Remote Education

Articles & Blogs Commercial Contracts

Suppliers Lose Termination and Other Rights Following New Law - How to Protect Yourself

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

It is so obvious to say, but suppliers want to be paid for the goods or services they supply, and we are living in highly uncertain times with suppliers increasingly concerned about the ability of customers (or clients) to pay.

Suppliers Lose Rights Following New Law - How to Protect Yourself

Articles & Blogs Contentious Probate Private Client

Can Your Will Really Last a Lifetime?

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Wills can ordinarily be re-written countless times to meet your changing needs because preparing a new Will invalidates any made before it.*

Can Your Will Really Last a Lifetime?

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family

Dividing Your House Contents During a Divorce

Friday, 16 October 2020

Going through the breakdown of a relationship is emotionally difficult for all involved. Various stages in the process affect parties differently. One particular stage that can be challenging is working out 'who keeps what' from the family home.

Dividing Your House Contents During a Divorce

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Higher Education Information Law

Data Protection Considerations for Universities When Recording Lectures

Monday, 19 October 2020

As the pandemic continues, universities are looking to move away from in-person teaching, instead turning to online learning by providing recorded lectures.

Data Protection Considerations for Universities When Recording Lectures