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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

How to Tackle Harassment and Sexual Harassment at Work

Friday, 31 January 2020

All employers have a duty of care to protect their workers' health and safety. Employers will be legally liable for harassment in the workplace if they have not taken reasonable steps to prevent it.

How to Tackle Harassment and Sexual Harassment at Work

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Wuhan Coronavirus - Schools Need to Take Action

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Wuhan Coronavirus (WN-CoV) is a new type of infectious disease, first identified in Wuhan City, in the Hubei Province of China at the beginning of the year.

Wuhan Coronavirus - Schools Need to Take Action

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

Is a Community Interest Company Model Suitable for GP Federations?

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Having acted for several GP federations and GP provider companies, we consider the advantages and disadvantages of the CIC model.

Is a Community Interest Company Model Suitable for GP Federations?

Articles & Blogs Brexit

Brexit Day - What Does It Mean to Have Left the EU?

Friday, 31 January 2020

It has taken a little longer than was expected in 2016, and the process hasn't been an entirely smooth one, but at 23:00 today (or, for the Europhiles, 00:00 on Saturday 1 February) the UK and the EU will 'get Brexit done'.

Brexit -  What Does It Mean to Have Left the EU?

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

Does the New Network DES Draft Undermine the Long Term Plan for the NHS?

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

General practice have voiced their concerns about the new draft specifications for the Network DES.

Does the New Network DES Draft Undermine the Long Term Plan for the NHS?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Is Your University Prepared for New Changes to Employment Law?

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

On 6 April 2020, several significant changes to employment law will come into effect. We have outlined key changes to the law which universities need to be aware of, and further developments later in the year.

Is Your University Prepared for New Changes to Employment Law?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

International Students - Balancing Books and Academic Applications

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

It is estimated that last year Chinese students were worth about £1.7 billion to the UK higher education sector. How can UK universities simultaneously keep funds above board, while maintaining the cultural diversity the nation is renowned for?

International Students - Balancing Books and Academic Applications

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing

Someone Other Than My Tenant Is Occupying My Property - What Are My Options?

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Are you letting out your property and discovered that someone other than your tenant is occupying it? Then this is what you should consider.

Someone Other Than My Tenant Is Occupying My Property - What Are My Options?

Articles & Blogs Contentious Probate

Can Your Smartphone Resolve a Will Dispute?

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

We recently acted for clients who were successful in defending a Will challenge against a relative's estate using video evidence captured on a smartphone.

Can Your Smartphone Resolve a Will Dispute?

Articles & Blogs Information Law

First UK Fine Under GDPR Dispensed to London Pharmacy

Monday, 27 January 2020

Doorstep Dispensaree Ltd, a high street pharmacy in North London has been issued with a £275,000 fine by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) - the first fine of its kind under the General Data Protection Regulation.

First UK Fine Under GDPR Dispensed to London Pharmacy

Articles & Blogs Information Law

Data Protection - Three Things That Should Be on Your Radar in 2020

Monday, 27 January 2020

As we enter a new decade, where technology and data have become increasingly important, what are the three things that you should be focused on in 2020 when considering data protection compliance?

Data Protection - Three Things That Should Be on Your Radar in 2020

Articles & Blogs Information Law

Data Breaches - Putting a Price on Privacy

Monday, 27 January 2020

The ICO recently imposed its first fine under the Data Protection Act 2018. How much damage could your organisation suffer in the event of a data breach?

Data Breaches - Putting a Price on Privacy

Articles & Blogs Employment

Are You Ready for Employment Contract Changes?

Friday, 24 January 2020

Employment contracts for new starters are changing on 6 April 2020 - but what are the changes?

Are You Ready for Employment Contract Changes?

Articles & Blogs Employment

New Statutory Rates of Pay Proposed for April 2020

Friday, 24 January 2020

The government has proposed increases to statutory maternity, paternity, adoption and sick pay.

New Statutory Rates of Pay Proposed for April 2020

Articles & Blogs Employment

Can Employees Be Dismissed for Behaviour Outside of Work?

Friday, 24 January 2020

A Probation Service Officer (PSO) was fairly dismissed for failing to disclose to her employer child protection issues and dealings with social services.

Can Employees be Dismissed for Behaviour Outside of Work?