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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 Conveyancing

Tackling Unfair Practices in the Leasehold Residential Market

Monday, 29 January 2018

At VWV, we are aware that some developers sell new houses (as opposed to flats) leasehold rather than freehold. Historically this has not caused a problem and was not usual in this area. In more recent years however...

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Articles & Blogs Charities

Trustees Urged to Take Action on Safeguarding

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

The Charity Commission has published a new strategy and a regulatory alert, which all trustees should read. In this article we summarise the key points.

Trustees Urged to Take Action on Safeguarding

Articles & Blogs Brexit Charities

Citizens' Rights After Brexit - What Does the Agreement Mean For Charities?

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

EU leaders have agreed that "sufficient progress" has been made on the terms of the UK's exit from the EU, and that talks can now move on from the first phase of negotiations.

Citizens' Rights After Brexit - What Does the Agreement Mean For Charities?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Can Whistleblowing Claims Be Brought Against Co-workers Based Overseas?

Friday, 26 January 2018

The recent case of Bamieh v EULEX Kosovo and ors considers not only questions of jurisdiction but also highlights the fact that whistleblowing claims can be brought against co-workers, as well as employer.

Can Whistleblowing Claims Be Brought Against Co-workers Based Overseas?

Articles & Blogs Employment

The Collective Bargaining Rights of Outsourced Workers - a Case Update

Friday, 26 January 2018

A legal claim was recently launched by the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) on behalf of workers based at the University of London. The claim sought to determine the rights of outsourced workers to begin collective bargaining.

The Collective Bargaining Rights of Outsourced Workers - A Case Update

Articles & Blogs Employment

Renewal of Fixed Term Contracts and Unfair Dismissal - a Cautionary Tale for Employers

Friday, 26 January 2018

In a recent case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) confirmed that the fact that an employer complied with the Fixed Term Employees Regulations did not necessarily mean it acted fairly when terminating a fixed-term contract.

Renewal of Fixed Term Contracts and Unfair Dismissal - A Cautionary Tale for Employers

Articles & Blogs Employment

Summary Dismissal - Calculating the Effective Date of Termination

Friday, 26 January 2018

A recent case highlights that where an employee is summarily dismissed and then subsequently given notice, the effective date of termination (EDT) is the date of the summary dismissal.

Summary Dismissal - Calculating the Effective Date of Termination

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

Know Your Healthcare Advisor - Ben Willis

Monday, 12 February 2018

Ben Willis is a Partner and Head of our Healthcare team.

Know Your Healthcare Advisor - Ben Willis

Articles & Blogs Employment

What Is the Minimum Period of Compensatory Rest for Workers?

Friday, 19 January 2018

Regulation 12 of the Working Time Regulations (WTR) entitles workers who work at least six hours to take a rest break of 20 minutes. However, under Regulation 21 WTR this does not apply to a number of 'special cases'...

What Is the Minimum Period of Compensatory Rest for Workers?

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property Healthcare

Sale and Leaseback in Primary Care Part 3: Agreeing the Documentation for the Transaction

Monday, 12 February 2018

This article is the final in a 3-part series of articles on Sale and Leaseback in Primary Care.

Sale and Leaseback in Primary Care Part 3: Agreeing the Documentation for the Transaction

Articles & Blogs Employment

Is It Legal to Monitor Your Employees By Covert Surveillance?

Friday, 19 January 2018

In a recent case, it was held that the covert surveillance of employees by their employer, who set up CCTV cameras to monitor suspected thefts, was an infringement of those employees' rights to privacy.

Is It Legal to Monitor Your Employees By Covert Surveillance?

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property Healthcare

NHSPS Lease Regularisation Programme - Update

Friday, 19 January 2018

NHSE funding offer under the General Practice Forward View extended to 31 March 2018.

Charity Commission Publishes Response on Annual Return 2018 - VWV Charity Law

Articles & Blogs Public Sector

New Year Resolutions for the Monitoring Officer

Friday, 19 January 2018

If you have not yet set yourself challenging resolutions for 2018 (other than the ones you know will not last beyond February 1st), how about these…

New Year Resolutions for the Monitoring Officer

Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Procurement - Promoting Greater Transparency

Thursday, 18 January 2018

A recent Procurement Policy Notice (PPN) published by the Crown Commercial Service focuses on transparency and the use of Contracts Finder.

Procurement - Promoting Greater Transparency

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family Private Client

What's Yours is Not Mine?

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Due to the complexity of the process, it is often inevitable that divorcing couples have to seek advice from solicitors and sometimes end up in court when dividing resources.

What's Yours is Not Mine?