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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

When Will an Interim Injunction Be Awarded to Prevent Harassment?

Friday, 15 November 2019

In a recent case, the High Court refused to grant an interim injunction restraining Ms Alles, a journalist and women's rights campaigner from publishing allegedly defamatory material about a teacher she had been investigating.

When Will an Interim Injunction Be Awarded to Prevent Harassment?

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

The Queen's Speech - What Is the Government Proposing for Pharma?

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Parliament has heard the Queen's Speech, showcasing the government's intended legislation for the up-coming Parliamentary period.

The Queen's Speech - What Is the Government Proposing for Pharma?

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

NHS Cystic Fibrosis Deal with Vertex - More Life Saving Medicines Available?

Thursday, 14 November 2019

When Vertex brought out some cutting edge life-saving medicines to treat cystic fibrosis, there was much jubilation amongst patients and their family and friends.

NHS Cystic Fibrosis Deal with Vertex

Articles & Blogs Public Sector

European Commission Revises Public Procurement Thresholds for 2020

Thursday, 14 November 2019

The European Commission has released its revised procurement thresholds which apply to contracts awarded under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 and the Concession Contracts Regulations 2016.

European Commission Revises Public Procurement Thresholds for 2020

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

UK Opportunity to Lead in Genomics, Early Diagnosis and Digital Health

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Professor Sir John Bell, who authored the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy in December 2017, has given the annual lecture for the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

UK Opportunity to Lead in Genomics, Early Diagnosis and Digital Health

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

How Will the New Brexit Agreement Impact Pharma?

Thursday, 14 November 2019

So, the Brexit saga continues. With the general election in place, Brexit continues to leave Britain asking what's next for the country?

How Will the New Brexit Agreement Impact Pharma?

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Are Independent Schools Likely Targets for Traffickers?

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

A recent report in The Times highlighted a worrying trend of Vietnamese children who have come to the UK with Tier 4 visas sponsored by independent schools going missing within weeks or months of arriving in the UK.

Are Independent Schools Likely Targets for Traffickers?

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

How to Manage a Workplace Investigation

Monday, 11 November 2019

Investigations can be time consuming and difficult to manage. In this article we look at best practice when handling an investigation and highlight some of the tricky areas which may crop up.

How to Manage a Workplace Investigation

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Employment Contract Changes From 6 April 2020 - Are You Ready?

Monday, 11 November 2019

It is widely known that certain terms and conditions need to be provided to employees by their employer at the beginning of the employment relationship.

Employment Contract Changes From 6 April 2020 - Are You Ready?

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

IICSA Residential Schools Investigation Update

Monday, 11 November 2019

The hearings in the first phase of the Residential Schools Investigation (RSI) concluded on Friday 11 October 2019. What have we learned so far?

IICSA Residential Schools Investigation Update

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

5 Ways to Easily Deal with a Subject Access Request

Monday, 11 November 2019

Of all of the rights given to individuals under the GDPR, the one which causes schools the most difficulty is the right of access.

5 Ways to Easily Deal with a Subject Access Request

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Teachers' Pension Scheme - The Latest Developments

Monday, 11 November 2019

We are continuing to work with a number of schools to assess their options around the Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS).

Teachers' Pension Scheme - The Latest Developments

Articles & Blogs Employment

Government Responds to Call for Action on Non-Disclosure Agreements

Friday, 08 November 2019

The government has finally published its response to the Women and Equalities Select Committee's (WESC) June 2019 report on the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in workplace harassment and discrimination cases.

Government Response on Use of Non-Disclosure Agreements

Articles & Blogs Employment

BBC Presenter's IR35 Appeal Dismissed

Friday, 08 November 2019

Former television presenter Christa Ackroyd, who was engaged by the BBC through a personal service company, should be taxed as an employee according to the Upper Tribunal.

Tax Advice

Articles & Blogs Employment

Could You Be Violating Your Employees' Privacy Rights?

Friday, 08 November 2019

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) held that installing covert CCTV to monitor workplace theft did not violate the employees' privacy rights.

Could You Be Violating Your Employees' Privacy Rights?