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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 Employment

Breach of a Confidentiality Clause Did Not Result in Breach of Contract

Friday, 22 May 2020

A recent case found that an employer was still obligated to make payments under a COT3 settlement agreement, despite the employee's breach of a confidentiality clause.

Breach of a Confidentiality Clause Did Not Result in Breach of Contract

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Data Protection Information Law

Freedom of Information Requests During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Friday, 22 May 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic means areas such as information requests are likely to be low-priority for public authorities.

Freedom of Information Requests During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Temporary Tax Exemption for Home Working Equipment

Friday, 22 May 2020

Last week the Treasury announced a temporary income tax and National Insurance Contributions (NIC) exemption in relation to reimbursement for office equipment to enable home working.

Temporary Tax Exemption for Home Working Equipment

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Public Sector

The Future of Public Transport - Managing Socially-Distanced Streets During Coronavirus

Friday, 22 May 2020

As many are concerned about the difficulty of socially distancing on public transport, the Government has announced plans to improve transport networks and encourage more to cycle or walk to work.

The Future of Public Transport - Managing Socially-Distanced Streets During Coronavirus

Articles & Blogs Charities Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Coronavirus Update - Charity Administration and Meetings

Thursday, 21 May 2020

In an earlier briefing we highlighted the challenges for charities and other organisations organising their Annual General Meeting, or other members meetings, while complying with guidance on social distancing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Coronavirus Update - Charity Administration and Meetings

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pharma & Life Sciences

UK Life Sciences Industry Commits to Fighting Coronavirus and Supporting Patients

Thursday, 21 May 2020

A bold statement of intent has been issued by trade bodies representing organisations across the entire UK life sciences industry. The statement expresses the industry's strong commitment to fighting coronavirus (COVID-19) and supporting NHS patients.

UK Life Sciences Industry Commits to Fighting Coronavirus and Supporting Patients

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Public Sector

Coronavirus - Managing Staff Who Are Reluctant to Return to the Workplace

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Government guidance remains that where possible, staff should continue to work from home. There may be roles within organisations that are required to work on site. Employers will now be looking at how these workers can return safely.

Coronavirus - Managing Staff Who Are Reluctant to Return to the Workplace

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Property Litigation Real Estate

Coronavirus and Possession Proceedings

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Is the current stay on possession proceedings lawful and do the courts have power to lift it?

Coronavirus and Possession Proceedings

Articles & Blogs Academies & MATs Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Coronavirus - Q&As on School Admission Appeals

Friday, 03 April 2020

The Department for Education (DfE) has updated statutory guidance on how schools should organise and run their pupil admissions appeals.

Coronavirus - FAQs on School Admission Appeals

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Corporate Technology & Startups

Could You Benefit from the Government's £40m Investment in New Technologies?

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

The Business Secretary has announced that the Government is doubling the investment available to businesses and tech start-ups developing innovative ideas and solutions to help tackle the disruption caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Could You Benefit from the Government's £40m Investment in New Technologies?

Articles & Blogs Academies & MATs Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Coronavirus - Can a School Require Its Staff or Pupils to Wear Masks?

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

With some schools opening their doors in the coming weeks, many are wondering if they are able to enforce a requirement to use masks to protect staff and pupils alike.

Coronavirus -  Can a School Require Its Staff or Pupils to Wear Masks?

Articles & Blogs Academies & MATs Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Coronavirus - Ofqual Guidance on Exceptional Circumstances for Private and Out-of-Year Candidates

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Following our recent article on the data protection implications for this summer's public examinations, schools will currently be in the midst of preparations for submissions to exam boards.

Coronavirus - Ofqual Guidance on Exceptional Circumstances for Private and Out-of-Year Candidates

Articles & Blogs Academies & MATs Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Coronavirus - Staffing Matters Arising from Expanded On-Site Provision

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Schools are now faced with planning for a phased re-opening of schools for nursery, reception, Years 1 and 6, and for some face-to-face contact with Years 10 and 12 from 1 June 2020.

Coronavirus - Staffing Matters Arising from Expanded On-Site Provision

Articles & Blogs Academies & MATs Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Coronavirus Guidance on Pupil Welfare Risk Assessments

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak raises unique challenges and new and additional hazards and/or risks for schools.

Coronavirus Guidance on Pupil Welfare Risk Assessments

Articles & Blogs Academies & MATs Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Coronavirus FAQs on Planning for School Re-Openings

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

We answer critical questions academies and maintained schools may have regarding re-opening during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic (amended 3 June 2020).

Coronavirus FAQs on Planning for School Re-Openings