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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 Independent Schools

Independent Sector Poised for Changes to DBS Filtering Rules

Friday, 28 August 2020

The Government has recently published two draft orders which will alter the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 'filtering rules'.

Independent Sector Poised for Changes to DBS Filtering Rules

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Back to School Update

Friday, 28 August 2020

All schools will be gearing up for Inset training for staff and the return of pupils. This year's arrangements will be more important than ever, given school closures since March and the changing guidance.

Back to School Update

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Update on Exams and Centre Assessed Grades

Friday, 28 August 2020

We are now in the post-results phase of Ofqual's 'exceptional arrangements'.

Update on Exams and Centre Assessed Grades

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

New Employment Guidance on Self-Isolating After Returning to UK

Friday, 28 August 2020

Individuals have been able to travel to some countries without needing to self-isolate on their return to the UK.

Disability Discrimination - The Court of Appeal Offers Guidance to Employers

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Coronavirus Financial Assistance Extended for Disabled Employees

Friday, 28 August 2020

Under the Government's Access to Work scheme, disabled employees can get funding to cover travel costs, additional equipment and mental health support...

Disability Discrimination - The Court of Appeal Offers Guidance to Employers

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

New Guidance Published for Employers Making Redundancies

Friday, 28 August 2020

The Department for Work and Pensions has published guidance for employers who are making redundancies in response to the economic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Disability Discrimination - The Court of Appeal Offers Guidance to Employers

Articles & Blogs Employment

Avoiding Discrimination in Workplace Planning

Friday, 21 August 2020

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published research revealing that young people (18 to 24) and those over 50 are at a higher risk of losing their jobs in the current economic crisis. BAME workers were reported to be twice as likely to...

Avoiding Discrimination in Workplace Planning

Articles & Blogs Employment

Equal Pay - Material Factor Defence Still Relevant Following Job Evaluation Study

Friday, 21 August 2020

The recent case of Walker v Co-Operative Group Limited contains useful guidance on defending equal pay claims.

Equal Pay - Material Factor Defence Still Relevant Following Job Evaluation Study

Articles & Blogs Employment

Breakdown in Working Relationship Led to Fair Dismissal

Friday, 21 August 2020

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently held dismissal of an employee for 'some other substantial reason' was not unfair.

Breakdown in Working Relationship Led to Fair Dismissal

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Pregnant Employees Sent Home on Statutory Sick Pay are Missing Out on Statutory Maternity Pay

Friday, 21 August 2020

The Government is coming under pressure to correct an anomaly whereby pregnant women forced onto statutory sick leave due to coronavirus (COVID-19) may wrongfully lose out on Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP).

Pregnant Employees Sent Home on Statutory Sick Pay are Missing Out on Statutory Maternity Pay

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

A-Level U-Turn - Legal Implications for Universities

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

The announcement on Monday that A-level results will be based on teacher-assessed grades rather than Ofqual's algorithm and that the cap on student numbers has been suspended has thrown this year's already difficult admissions process into disarray.

A-Level U-Turn - Legal Implications for Universities

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family

No Fault Divorce Receives Royal Assent

Monday, 17 August 2020

After years of campaigning, the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill received Royal Assent in June 2020.

No Fault Divorce Receives Royal Assent

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latest Employment Law Round-Up

Friday, 14 August 2020

As the UK summer holiday season progresses, much remains unknown about what measures might need to be taken in order to ensure the UK's safe emergence from lockdown.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latest Employment Law Round-Up

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Data Protection Information Law

Coronavirus Test and Trace FAQs for Hospitality Businesses

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

As part of the re-opening strategy, the Government asked businesses to support the NHS Test and Trace effort. We answer your critical questions on how the GDPR affects your outdoor hospitality business during this coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Coronavirus Data Protection FAQs for Hospitality Businesses

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment Immigration

Coronavirus - New Immigration Guidance Published

Friday, 14 August 2020

The Home Office has published further guidance on the measures they have put in place for individuals whose UK immigration status may be affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Coronavirus - New Immigration Guidance Published