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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 Child Sexual Abuse

IICSA Residential Schools Investigation Update

Friday, 18 January 2019

The first preliminary hearing in the Residential Schools Investigation took place on 16 January 2019.

IICSA Residential Schools Investigation Update

Articles & Blogs Brexit Procurement Public Sector

Brexit 'No-Deal' Procurement Guidance

Friday, 18 January 2019

The Cabinet Office has published guidance on the effect of a no-deal Brexit on UK public procurement policy.

Brexit 'No-Deal' Procurement Guidance

Articles & Blogs Employment

Can an Employment Tribunal Require That a Judgement Is Not Published Online?

Friday, 18 January 2019

Since February 2017, all employment judgments and written reasons entered on the public register have been published online.

Can an Employment Tribunal Require That a Judgement Is Not Published Online?

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

NHS Pension Consultation - Have Your Say

Monday, 14 January 2019

On 18 December 2018, the Department of Health and Social Care published its consultation on the proposed changes to the NHS pension scheme regulations. We summarise the main changes being proposed.

NHS Pension Consultation - Have Your Say

Articles & Blogs Employment

Why You May Want to Stop Rejecting Applicants with a Criminal Record

Friday, 18 January 2019

11 million people in the UK have a criminal record and 75% of employers admit to rejecting a job application once a criminal conviction is disclosed, a recent study shows.

Criminal Record Checks

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

Accurate Waiting Time Information - Does the NHS Owe a Duty of Care to Patients?

Monday, 14 January 2019

We review the case of Darnley v Croydon Health Service NHS Trust [2018] UKSC 50 where by a unanimous decision...

Accurate Waiting Time Information - Does the NHS Owe a Duty of Care to Patients?

Articles & Blogs Brexit Corporate

How Can Company Directors Prepare for a No-Deal Brexit?

Thursday, 17 January 2019

As Brexit uncertainty continues, businesses are being urged by the government to enact or devise contingency plans for a no-deal Brexit. What duties do you owe your company as a Director?

How Can Company Directors Prepare for a No-Deal Brexit?

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Pharmacy Regulation Changes Delayed, and Not Just by Brexit

Monday, 14 January 2019

Legislation which came into force in April 2018 introduced defences to offences arising from preparation and dispensing errors made by registered pharmacists and registered pharmacy technicians, at retail pharmacy premises.

Pharmacy Regulation Changes Delayed, and Not Just by Brexit

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Funding Increases to Teachers' Pension Scheme Employer Contributions - Consultation

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

On 15 January 2019 the government published a consultation paper on proposed increases in employer contributions to the TPS with a stated aim of ensuring "all affected sectors have an opportunity to share views on the impact these changes will bring".

Funding Increases to Teachers' Pensions Employer Contributions - Consultation

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Huge Change for GSK as Innovative Pharma and Consumer Health Divisions Split

Monday, 14 January 2019

GSK, the UK's biggest pharma company, has agreed a deal with Pfizer, the US company, to merge their consumer healthcare units to become the world's biggest seller of over-the-counter medicines.

Huge Change for GSK as Innovative Pharma and Consumer Health Divisions Split

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Exciting Future for UK Life Sciences as 100,000 Genomes Project Completes

Monday, 14 January 2019

Genomics England's 100,000 Genomes project has reached its goal - making it the world's largest gene sequencing project in healthcare, and bringing hope of better understanding of diseases and faster diagnosis.

Exciting Future for UK Life Sciences as 100,000 Genomes Project Completes

Articles & Blogs Immigration Pharma & Life Sciences

EU Settlement Scheme to Open to More EU Nationals on 21 January 2019

Monday, 14 January 2019

As we get closer to Brexit, the EU "settled status scheme", which grants immigration status to EU nationals to allow them to continue living here after Brexit, is being rolled to increasingly larger groups of EU nationals.

EU Settlement Scheme to Open to More EU Nationals on 21 January 2019

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Funding Increases to Teachers' Pensions Employer Contributions - Consultation

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

On 15 January 2019, the government published the above consultation paper with its stated aim of ensuring "all affected sectors have an opportunity to share views on the impact these changes will bring."

Funding Increases to Teachers' Pensions Employer Contributions

Articles & Blogs Brexit Pharma & Life Sciences

Government Steps Up "No Deal" Brexit Planning to Try to Address Pharma Concerns

Monday, 14 January 2019

The UK Government has stepped up plans for protecting medicines in the event of a "no deal" Brexit. This comes amid political wrangling at Westminster where there is no clear picture as to what will happen next...

Government Steps Up

Articles & Blogs Brexit Pharma & Life Sciences

EMIG Brexit Barometer Results Show Alarm in Pharma Sector

Monday, 14 January 2019

EMIG (The Ethical Medicines Industry Group) has published its latest Brexit Barometer survey results. In recent quarters, EMIG has been carrying out surveys of its members' views and feelings around preparations for Brexit.

EMIG Brexit Barometer Results Show Alarm in Pharma Sector