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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 Pharma & Life Sciences

Alarming Rise in 'No-Deal' Brexit Concerns Among Pharma

Thursday, 26 September 2019

EMIG (The Ethical Medicines Industry Group) has published its latest Brexit Barometer survey results, showing its members' views and feelings around preparations for Brexit.

Alarming Rise in 'No-Deal' Brexit Concerns Among Pharma

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Government Steps up 'No-Deal' Brexit Plans for Pharma

Thursday, 26 September 2019

The UK government has stepped up its plans for a 'no-deal' Brexit scenario in the key area of ensuring medicines supplies.

Government Steps up 'No-Deal' Brexit Plans for Pharma

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

UK to Lead Ambitious 500,000 Person Genome Sequencing Project

Thursday, 26 September 2019

UK Research and Innovation has announced a new £200m project to sequence 500,000 people's genetic codes, to better understand, diagnose, treat and prevent life-changing diseases, including cancer and dementia.

Genome Sequencing Project

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Strike Action 2019 - What Are the Legal Implications for Universities?

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Described as the "worst industrial action at universities in modern times", the strike by members of the University and College Union (UCU) in February and March 2018 may soon be repeated.

Strike Action 2019 - What Are the Legal Implications for Universities?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Is Your University Truly Compliant with Pro-Rating Holiday Entitlement?

Friday, 20 September 2019

The Court of Appeal has considered holiday entitlement for term-time workers, as well as the use of the 12.07% multiplier often used in the HE sector, which could have far-reaching implications for the sector and many others.

Is Your University Truly Compliant with Pro-Rating Holiday Entitlement?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Immigration Update - What Do Universities Need to Know?

Friday, 20 September 2019

On 9 September the government published an update to the Immigration Rules, making changes to the rules governing applications across many of the UK's immigration routes.

Immigration Update - What Do Universities Need to Know?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

How Will HEIs Manage Data Sharing After Brexit?

Friday, 20 September 2019

There is a new headache on the horizon: how will you manage your data protection compliance if the UK leaves the EU with 'no deal'?

How Will HEIs Manage Data Sharing After Brexit?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Tackling Online Abuse

Friday, 20 September 2019

Why is online abuse still such a challenge and what can be done?

Tackling Online Abuse

Articles & Blogs Employment

Update on the EU Settlement Scheme - Is the Government on Track?

Friday, 20 September 2019

How is the European Settlement Scheme doing six months after it opened?

Update on the EU Settlement Scheme - Is the Government on Track?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Work Related Stress and Disability Discrimination - Is an Impairment Long Term?

Friday, 20 September 2019

A person is disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if they have a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long term adverse impact on the person's ability to do normal day to day activities.

Work Related Stress and Disability Discrimination

Articles & Blogs Employment

The Dangers of Cherry-Picking

Friday, 20 September 2019

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that an employer waived privilege in advice about dismissal and so could not cherry-pick which parts of advice it disclosed.

The Dangers of Cherry-Picking

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family

Should a 50/50 Split Be Presumed When Determining Child Arrangements?

Friday, 13 September 2019

A recent poll* concluded that respondents agreed that the starting point should be that a child should spent equal amounts of time with each parent following a divorce or separation.

50/50 Split in Child Arrangements - VWV Law Firm

Articles & Blogs Contentious Probate

A Battle of Wills - Loving Husband or Coercive Wife?

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Everyone has the right to leave their estate to whomever they choose in their Will.

A Battle of Wills - Loving Husband or Coercive Wife?

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

The Digitalisation of Property Transactions – A New Era?

Friday, 13 September 2019

In our digital age we are seeing huge changes in the way property transactions are being conducted.

The Digitalisation of Property Transactions – VWV Law Firm

Articles & Blogs Employment

Employment Status - Out of Hours GP With Limited Company Found to Be a Worker

Friday, 13 September 2019

Where an individual provides services personally over a long period of time, there is a real risk that they will be held to be a worker, and therefore entitled to paid annual leave and the national minimum wage.

Out of Hours GP