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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 Healthcare Partnerships & LLPs

Practice Managers as Partners

Thursday, 26 July 2018

At our most recent Practice Management conference in Bristol there was some discussion from the floor regarding practice managers becoming partners.

Practice Managers as Partners

Commercial Contracts Blogs Articles & Blogs

The Difference Between Implied Terms and Your Favourite Ice Cream

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

If asked "what is the best ice-cream flavour?", I would probably answer mint choc chip, or possibly honeycomb. You may not agree with me. My preference of ice-cream flavour is entirely subjective and it should not cause a falling out.

Contract Interpretation

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

Know Your Healthcare Advisor - Mark Jarvis

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Mark Jarvis is a Partner in the Healthcare Commercial Contracts team and is based at our London office.

Know Your Healthcare Advisor - Mark Jarvis

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property

Selling or Buying Land for Development? Beware of This Potential Minefield

Friday, 20 July 2018

When land is sold for development, buyer and seller often agree on an arrangement called an 'overage'. An overage allows the buyer to pay more money at a future date if a 'trigger' point is reached.

Selling or Buying Land for Development? Beware of This Potential Minefield

Articles & Blogs Employment

When Does Sleep Count as Work?

Friday, 20 July 2018

The Court of Appeal considered this question in the case of Shannon v Rampersad (t/a Clifton House Residential Home) and Royal Mencap Society v Mrs Tomlinson-Blake in the context of when 'sleep-in' workers are entitled to the minimum wage.

When Does Sleep Count as Work?

Articles & Blogs Employment

What Does the Government's Brexit White Paper Mean for Employers?

Friday, 20 July 2018

As the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union on 29 March 2019, the Government has released a White Paper setting out what it wants from the future relationship between the UK and EU.

What Does the Government's Brexit White Paper Mean for Employers?

Articles & Blogs VWV approach

Holiday Claims

Friday, 20 July 2018

For most of us, summer holidays are the highlight of our year - but for some they are a nightmare that continues long after returning home.

Holiday Claims

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs

Is Your Academy's Playing Field at Risk of Becoming a Town and Village Green?

Friday, 13 July 2018

A recent case has highlighted some key issues for academies to consider when managing their estates.

Is Your Academy's Playing Field at Risk of Becoming a Town and Village Green?

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs

Careers Guidance - How Must Schools Prepare for New Requirements from September 2018?

Friday, 13 July 2018

New Careers guidance and access for education and training providers was published by DfE in January 2018. Some of these changes were effective immediately, however further requirements will come into force from September 2018.

Career Guidance

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs

New Academies Financial Handbook and Other Governance Updates - Are You Ready?

Friday, 13 July 2018

A new Academies Financial Handbook was recently published which comes into effect on 1 September 2018.

Academies Law

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs

Further Draft KCSIE Guidance Published - What Should Schools Be Doing Now?

Thursday, 12 July 2018

The DfE's response to the recent consultation and latest draft update to Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) was published on 17 May 2018.

Further Draft KCSIE Guidance Published - What Should Schools Be Doing Now?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Update on Student Mental Health

Monday, 16 July 2018

At a summit in Bristol on 28 June 2018, Higher Education Minister, Sam Gyimah, announced that HE providers which meet new standards of mental health care will be rewarded with certificates of excellence.

Update on Student Mental Health

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

University Staff Workload – a Critical Issue for Education and Research

Monday, 16 July 2018

Staff are key assets of a university and their workloads are a critical issue. Universities have continued to explore workload management strategies but it remains a challenge due to increasing demands and limited resources.

University Staff Workload – a Critical Issue for Education and Research

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

The Regulatory Framework for Higher Education in England

Monday, 16 July 2018

Do you have processes in place to avoid sanctions by the Office for Students and secure public grant funding?

The Regulatory Framework for Higher Education in England

Articles & Blogs Employment

Protection from Unfair Dismissal - Statutory Notice and Gross Misconduct

Friday, 13 July 2018

Where an employee is summarily dismissed just short of acquiring protection from unfair dismissal, can one week's statutory notice be added to the length of their employment?

Protection from Unfair Dismissal - Statutory Notice and Gross Misconduct