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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 Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

New Reference Periods for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

Friday, 05 February 2021

The legal framework extending the CJRS until April 2021 has been issued in the form of a new Treasury Directive. The Directive covers the CJRS from 1 February 2021 to 30 April 2021.

New Reference Periods for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Healthcare

Landlords to Pharmacy Tenants - An Important Reminder

Friday, 05 February 2021

Pharmacies provide an essential service to patients and are often also an important source of income for many practices. However, the coronavirus pandemic has led many pharmacies to reconsider their business models and the spaces they need to operate.

Landlords to Pharmacy Tenants - An Important Reminder

Articles & Blogs Academies & MATs Brexit Data Protection Information Law

Data Protection Considerations Following the End of the Brexit Transition Period

Thursday, 04 February 2021

Data protection law has been in a state of flux over the past few years with the introduction of the GDPR, the new Data Protection Act and the additional uncertainty caused by Brexit.

Data Protection Considerations Following the End of the Brexit Transition Period

Articles & Blogs Brexit Private Client

Private Client - Brexit Considerations

Thursday, 04 February 2021

Private Client analysis: On 24 December 2020, seven days before the end of the Brexit transition period at 11pm on 31 December 2020 (IP completion day), it was announced by the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, the UK and EU had negotiated a deal.

Private Client - Brexit Considerations

Articles & Blogs Brexit Charities Higher Education Procurement Public Sector

The Future of Subsidy Control - Consultation Now Out

Wednesday, 03 February 2021

Since 1 January, the rules that apply to central and local government and other public funded bodies, such as universities, which prevent the grant of subsidies have been in a state of flux.

The Future of Subsidy Control - Consultation Now Out

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pharma & Life Sciences

Optimism for the UK’s Life Sciences Future

Tuesday, 02 February 2021

Laura Barrell outlines how the UK is emerging from the trials of Brexit and coronavirus (COVID-19) to take a leading international role in the future of pharma and healthcare.

Do You Need More Space to Host Coronavirus Vaccination Clinics?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Should Employers Question if Information Received by Employees is Confidential?

Friday, 29 January 2021

The Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal against a High Court decision saying that a company, Travel Counsellors Limited (TCL), had breached their confidentiality obligations...

Should Employers Question If Information Received by Employees Is Confidential?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Employers Need to Provide Support to Victims of Domestic Abuse

Friday, 29 January 2021

The Government has published an open letter to employers on 14 January 2021, outlining how all UK employers need to provide their support to victims of domestic abuse.

Employers Need to Provide Support to Victims of Domestic Abuse

Articles & Blogs Corporate Technology & Startups

Investment Deals - The Value of an Investment Term Sheet

Friday, 29 January 2021

A question we are often asked is whether an investment term sheet is necessary? Would it not be quicker and cheaper to bypass the term sheet stage and instead move straight to the negotiation of the actual investment documents?

Investment Deals - The Value of an Investment Term Sheet

Articles & Blogs Technology & Startups

The IP Debate in the Age of Emerging Artificial Intelligence

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

"The UK is voted one of the best intellectual property environments in the world"*, therefore it's imperative that we should be leading the way on evaluating the impact that new technology, such as artificial intelligence, will be having on IP and beyond.

The IP Debate in the Age of Emerging Artificial Intelligence

Articles & Blogs Academies & MATs Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Changes to Admission Appeals Will Apply Until September 2021

Wednesday, 27 January 2021

The Government has confirmed that changes to admission appeals introduced in 2020 in response to COVID-19 will be extended to 30 September 2021.

Changes to Admission Appeals Will Apply Until September 2021

Articles & Blogs Charities Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Furlough and Caring Responsibilities - What Do Charities Need to Know?

Thursday, 21 January 2021

On 5 January 2021, the Government updated the guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) to include more information about using the furlough scheme to support those with caring responsibilities.

Furlough and Caring Responsibilities - What Do Charities Need to Know?

Articles & Blogs Charities

The Kids Company Insolvency & Director Disqualification - What Trustees Need to Know

Thursday, 21 January 2021

The collapse of notable children's charity, Kids Company, in 2015, and the subsequent investigation by the Insolvency Service into the conduct of its directors prior to formal insolvency has been well documented in the press.

The Kids Company Insolvency & Director Disqualification - What Trustees Need to Know

Articles & Blogs Charities Coronavirus (Covid-19)

What Does the Lockdown Mean for Your Charity's Services and Fees?

Thursday, 21 January 2021

The services many charities offer to their beneficiaries will have changed as a result of England's third national lockdown, announced on 3 January 2021.

What Does the Lockdown Mean for Your Charity's Services and Fees?

Articles & Blogs Charities

Wills, Wheels & Automobiles - The Perils of Badly Drafted Legacies

Thursday, 21 January 2021

We recognise that securing legacy income is essential for charities and can be complex. Did you know that we have recently launched our specialist Legacy Protection Team?

Wills, Wheels & Automobiles - The Perils of Badly-Drafted Legacies