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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

Testing Times: An Examination of Schools' Obligations to Provide Exam Services

Tuesday, 08 May 2018

We regularly hear about the pressures on teachers to deliver good exam results and about the effects on them of 'hyper accountability' for lofty parental aspirations.

Testing Times: An Examination of Schools' Obligations to Provide Exam Services

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools Immigration

New Tier 4 Guidance - Latest Changes for Schools and Their Overseas Pupils

Tuesday, 08 May 2018

In January this year, UKVI published new guidance for Tier 4 sponsors and students.

New Tier 4 Guidance - Latest Changes for Schools and Their Overseas Pupils

Articles & Blogs Employment Independent Schools

Shared Parental Pay - Latest Case Law

Tuesday, 08 May 2018

Is it direct sex discrimination to pay only statutory shared parental pay to male employees but enhanced maternity pay to female employees?

Shared Parental Pay - Latest Case Law

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

The Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse Interim Report

Tuesday, 08 May 2018

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse published its Interim Report on 25th April, setting out the work of the Inquiry and its progress to date.

The Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse Interim Report

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Independent Schools

GDPR - 25th May - Deadline or Start Line?

Tuesday, 08 May 2018

It will not have escaped your notice that the General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect on 25th May.

GDPR - 25th May - Deadline or Start Line?

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools Charities

Charities Urged to Review Safeguarding Arrangements

Tuesday, 08 May 2018

On 10 April we issued the Schools Law Brief Stop Press on 'Charities Urged to Review Safeguarding Arrangements', reporting on the Charity Commission's revised regulatory approach towards safeguarding in charities.

Charities Urged to Review Safeguarding Arrangements

Articles & Blogs Property Litigation

Is a Landlord's Ability to Obtain Possession By Serving a Section 21 Notice Running Out of Gas?

Tuesday, 08 May 2018

On an appeal from the Central London County Court, HHJ Jan Luba QC has held in the case of Caridon Property Ltd v Monty Shooltz that if a landlord has not served a gas safety certificate on the tenant, before the tenant has commenced occupation...

Is a Landlord's Ability to Obtain Possession By Serving a Section 21 Notice Running Out of Gas?

Articles & Blogs Employment Immigration

A 'Hostile Environment' - Are the Tides Turning For the Windrush Generation?

Friday, 04 May 2018

Recent headlines have highlighted the impact government policies are having on many lawfully present, long-term UK residents.

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

Articles & Blogs Employment

When Does Notice of Dismissal Take Effect When Delivered to an Employee by Post?

Friday, 04 May 2018

In the case of Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood, the Supreme Court held that where an employment contract is silent...

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

Articles & Blogs Employment

Naming And Shaming For Employers Who Fail To Comply With Their Gender Pay Gap Reporting Obligations

Friday, 04 May 2018

Employers could face unlimited fines and 'naming and shaming' for failing to comply with their gender pay gap reporting obligations.

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

Articles & Blogs Private Client

New Refund Scheme for Powers of Attorney - Can You Claim?

Tuesday, 01 May 2018

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has launched a scheme to offer refunds to those who made Lasting or Enduring Powers of Attorney applications between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017.

The Office of the Public Guardian's Refund Scheme - Powers of Attorney

Articles & Blogs Employment

Does Continuing to Work Following an Employer's Breach of Contract Indicate Acceptance of the Breach?

Friday, 27 April 2018

In the recent case of Abrahall & Ors v Nottingham City Council & Anor, the Court of Appeal considered whether or not continuing to work following a pay cut that was held to be a breach of contract amounted to acceptance of the lower rates of pay.

Does Continuing to Work Following an Employer's Breach of Contract Indicate Acceptance of the Breach?

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

STOP PRESS: New Dental Policy Changes - The Potential Effect on the Sale and Purchase of Dental Practices

Monday, 30 April 2018

Changes made in the new Dental Policy Book may cause difficulties in the sale and purchase of NHS and mixed dental practices.

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

Articles & Blogs Employment

Supreme Court Limits Scope of "Wrotham Park Damages" in Landmark Breach of Covenant Case

Friday, 27 April 2018

The Supreme Court has allowed the defendants' appeal against the Court of Appeal's decision in respect of damages for breaches of restrictive covenant in the case of Morris-Garner v One Step.

Supreme Court Limits Scope of

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Stronger Tax Haven Transparency Laws - Are You Affected?

Thursday, 03 May 2018

The government has agreed new measures to increase transparency in offshore tax havens.

Offshore Tax Havens