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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 Real Estate

Need to Release Cash from Your Home Quick? Be Careful

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Schemes to release cash from your home quickly can sound appealing, but things can go wrong…

Need to Release Cash from Your Home Quick? Be Careful

Articles & Blogs Employment

Is It Unfair to Dismiss an Employee for Promoting Their Religious Beliefs at Work?

Friday, 24 May 2019

In Kuteh v Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust [2019] EWCA Civ 818, the Court of Appeal unanimously held that it was fair, in circumstances where the employee is inappropriately proselytising their religious beliefs.

Is it Unfair to Dismiss an Employee for Promoting Their Religious Beliefs at Work?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Refusal to Make Adjustment for 'High Risk' Disabled Employee Was Fair

Friday, 24 May 2019

A disabled employee was not discriminated against when his international job posting was blocked after his medical assessment classed him as being 'high risk'.

Refusal to Make Adjustment for 'High Risk' Disabled Employee Was Fair

Articles & Blogs Employment

Employers Are Required to Record Working Time

Friday, 24 May 2019

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that member states' laws must require employers to set up a system enabling the duration of time worked each day by each worker to be measured...

Employers Are Required to Record Working Time

Articles & Blogs Property Litigation

Repaving a Forecourt Amounts to Adverse Possession

Friday, 24 May 2019

In a recent case, the Court of Appeal has clarified what may count as 'adverse possession' for the purposes of an adverse possession claim.

Repaving a Forecourt Amounts to Adverse Possession

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Is Your Property at Risk From Flooding?

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

With around one in six homes in the UK at risk of flooding, the chances of buying a flood-prone property might be higher than you think.

Is Your Property at Risk From Flooding?

Articles & Blogs Procurement

How to Evaluate Social Value in Public Procurement

Monday, 20 May 2019

The concept of social value in public procurement is well known. However, despite its introduction in 2012, there is relatively little practical guidance on how to apply social value in procurement procedures.

How to Evaluate Social Value in Public Procurement

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Public Sector

How Data Protection Can Be Used as Part of a Wider Complaint or Dispute

Monday, 20 May 2019

Individuals will often use data protection as a 'weapon' to assist them in relation to a wider dispute or grievance.

How Data Protection Can Be Used as Part of a Wider Complaint or Dispute

Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Public Sector Gender Pay Gap in the Second Year Reveals Insignificant Change

Monday, 20 May 2019

Recent publications indicate that there is a growing pay gap within the public sector.

Public Sector Gender Pay Gap in the Second Year Reveals Insignificant Change

Articles & Blogs Procurement

Exclusion of Bids Due to Conflict of Interest

Monday, 20 May 2019

In a recent decision in Sopra Steria Group SA v European Parliament [1] , the General Court of the European Courts of Justice considered conflicts of interest at bidder level.

Exclusion of Bids Due to Conflict of Interest

Articles & Blogs Employment

Did Disability Have a "Material Influence" on Decision to Dismiss?

Friday, 17 May 2019

A recent case, Baldeh v Churches Housing Associate of Dudley and District Ltd highlights the risks that an employer needs to consider when dismissing someone who is classified as disabled under the Equality Act 2010.

Did Disability Have a

Articles & Blogs Employment

Response to Government Consultation Backs More Robust Redundancy Protection for Women and Parents

Friday, 17 May 2019

On 15 February we reported on the Government's consultation paper to collect opinions on plans to extend the protections from redundancy and discrimination for women on maternity leave and other expectant parents.

Response to Government Consultation Backs More Robust Redundancy Protection for Women and Parents

Articles & Blogs Charities

Is It Permanent Endowment? If So, What Next?

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Charities of all shapes and sizes encounter gifts where donors place certain restrictions on how they can be used. What can charities do with such gifts?

Is It Permanent Endowment? If So, What Next?

Articles & Blogs Charities

Fifty-Nine Charities Referred to the Information Commissioner's Office

Thursday, 16 May 2019

The Fundraising Regulator has referred 59 charities to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

Fifty-nine Charities Referred to the Information Commissioner's Office

Articles & Blogs Charities

New Guidance: Charities and Their Relationships With Non-Charitable Organisations

Thursday, 16 May 2019

On 29 March 2019, the Charity Commission published new guidance on how charity trustees should manage and review relationships between their charity and connected non-charities.

New Guidance: Charities and Their Relationships With Non-Charitable Organisations