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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 Independent Schools

Should Employers Be Able to 'Fire and Re-Hire' Employees?

Tuesday, 06 July 2021

The practice of 'fire and re-hire' (also known as dismissal and re-engagement) is a practice used by employers to bring about changes to the terms and conditions of employees' contracts of employment.

Should Employers Be Able to 'Fire and Re-Hire' Employees?

Articles & Blogs Charities Coronavirus (Covid-19)

What Does the Delayed Easing of Coronavirus Restrictions Mean for Charity Employers?

Tuesday, 06 July 2021

Following the Government's announcement that 'step four' of the coronavirus lockdown will be delayed until 19 July 2021, to control the spread of the Delta variant, we explore the key implications for charity employers.

What Does the Delayed Easing of Coronavirus Restrictions Mean for Charity Employers?

Articles & Blogs Charities

Powers to Disqualify Directors of Dissolved Companies on the Horizon - How Will This Impact Charity Trustees?

Tuesday, 06 July 2021

A new bill aims to introduce important changes to the director disqualification regime in England and Wales and will extend investigative powers to include former directors of dissolved companies, including charitable companies.

Powers to Disqualify Directors of Dissolved Companies on the Horizon - How Will This Impact Charity Trustees?

Articles & Blogs Charities

Social-Purpose Company Based in the US Fined €525,000 for Failure to Appoint EU Representative

Tuesday, 06 July 2021

Where a charitable company and their trading entity are based outside of the EU and they provide goods or services within the EU, they must appoint a representative in a member state where their customers can exercise their data protection rights.

Social-Purpose Company Based in the US Fined €525,000 for Failure to Appoint EU Representative

Articles & Blogs Charities

Can Fee-Charging Charities Be Accessible to Those with Low Income?

Tuesday, 06 July 2021

The last judicial word on fee-charging charities allowing access to those with modest means was that it was for the trustees to decide, so long as it was not merely token or de-minimis. Now, nearly a decade later, the Court of Appeal has had its say.

Can Fee-Charging Charities Be Accessible To Those with Low Income?

Articles & Blogs Charities

How Has Coronavirus Caused Cyber Security Challenges for Charities?

Tuesday, 06 July 2021

The Department for Media, Culture and Sport has conducted an annual cyber security breaches survey and the findings have provided a useful insight into the effect of coronavirus on cyber security in charities over the last year.

How Has Coronavirus Caused Cyber Security Challenges for Charities?

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Exam Appeal Arrangements - Ofqual and JCQ Guidance Published

Monday, 05 July 2021

In this blog, we consider post-results arrangements for this year now that Ofqual and the JCQ have released their final appeals guidance.

Exam Appeal Arrangements - Ofqual and JCQ Guidance Published

Articles & Blogs Corporate Technology & Startups

How Foreign Funds and LPs Can Avoid Filing Mandatory Declarations With CFIUS for Investments in US Critical Technology Businesses

Monday, 05 July 2021

Fund managers have long had to address the risk of acquiring US businesses in certain sectors subject to review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS).

How Foreign Funds and LPs Can Avoid Filing Mandatory Declarations With CFIUS for Investments in U.S. Critical Technology Businesses

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Commentary on Ofsted Review of Sexual Abuse in Schools

Monday, 05 July 2021

In April, the Department for Education asked Ofsted to carry out a rapid review into sexual abuse in schools. This was in response to the publication of thousands of testimonies of sexual harassment and violence in schools on Everyone's Invited website.

Commentary on Ofsted Review of Sexual Abuse in Schools

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Healthcare Information Law

General Practice Data for Planning and Research Implementation Delayed

Monday, 05 July 2021

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the British Medical Association (BMA) have raised concerns about the General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) system. How does the delay impact your practice?

General Practice Data for Planning and Research Implementation Delayed

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

Company Names in the GP Sector - The Rules

Friday, 02 July 2021

Directors of limited companies in the GP sector, including PCN Companies and GP Federations, need to be familiar with the rules regarding the use of company names and trading names, particularly with reference to which name should be included where.

Company Names in the GP Sector - The Rules

Articles & Blogs Employment

Do Employers Need to Include Overtime in Holiday Pay Calculations?

Friday, 02 July 2021

The Supreme Court appeal hearing for the case of East of England Ambulance Trust v Flowers regarding voluntary overtime and holiday pay entitlement is no longer going ahead and it appears that the case may have been settled.

Do Employers Need To Include Overtime In Holiday Pay Calculations?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Deliveroo Riders Do Not Have the Right to Unionise

Friday, 02 July 2021

The Court of Appeal has recently held that Deliveroo riders do not have the right to freedom of association under Article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

Deliveroo Riders Do Not Have the Right to Unionise

Articles & Blogs Employment

Tribunal Failed to Take Judicial Notice of 'Childcare Disparity' in Indirect Discrimination Case

Friday, 02 July 2021

In Dobson v North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that an employment tribunal erred in failing to take judicial notice of what it referred to as the 'childcare disparity'.

Tribunal Failed to Take Judicial Notice of 'Childcare Disparity' in Indirect Discrimination Case

Articles & Blogs Trainees

Get to Know Our Trainee Solicitor - Sophie Birkbeck

Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Sophie is a trainee solicitor, currently in our Property Litigation team. She shares her own experience of being a trainee at VWV, particularly during the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

Get to Know Our Trainee Solicitor - Sophie Birkbeck