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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 Brexit Corporate

Halloween No Deal Brexit - What Should Businesses be Doing Now?

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Mark Carney has warned that at least 150,000 UK businesses that really should be taking steps to prepare for trading with the EU in a no deal Brexit have not done so - what should you do now?

No Deal Brexit

Articles & Blogs Recruitment

3 Steps Businesses Should Take to Protect Confidential Information

Monday, 24 June 2019

Employment agencies and businesses frequently face issues relating to trusted employees joining competitors...

3 Steps Businesses Should Take to Protect Confidential Information

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Should Your Visiting Music Teachers Be Considered Workers?

Monday, 24 June 2019

A singing teacher sought to bring a number of claims against the school where she provided music lessons. It was necessary to determine her employment status to decide which of her claims could proceed to a full hearing.

Should Your Visiting Music Teachers Be Considered Workers?

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools Immigration

Alternative Collection Locations - Is Your School Ready for a Tier 4 Audit?

Monday, 24 June 2019

Since 2015, schools and other education providers can register as Alternative Collection Locations (ACL) to receive the biometric residence permits (BRPs) issued to their Tier 4 sponsored students following successful visa applications overseas.

Immigration Law

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Charities and Their Relationships with Non-Charitable Organisations - New Guidance

Monday, 24 June 2019

The Charity Commission has published new guidance on how trustees should manage and review relationships between their charity and connected non-charities. For independent schools this includes any trading subsidiary.

Guidance for Charities

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

How to Protect Your School Against Data Breaches and Fines

Monday, 24 June 2019

Bupa and Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) have been fined by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for data protection failures. How best can you avoid similar data breaches?

How to Protect Your School Against Data Breaches and Fines

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

The GDPR - 1 Year on, What Are the Key Lessons for Schools?

Monday, 24 June 2019

What are the key data protection issues that schools have been facing since the new data protection regime came into force in May 2018?

Data Protection Law

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Money Laundering - How Can Schools Mitigate the Risk?

Monday, 24 June 2019

The minister for security and economic crime, Ben Wallace MP, announced plans to crack down on money laundering, identifying independent schools as a soft target for criminals.

Mitigating money laundering risk in schools

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Teachers' Pensions - 5 Things Schools Should Consider Now

Monday, 24 June 2019

As we approach the end of the academic year, the imminent increase in employer contributions to the Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS), will undoubtedly remain an agenda item for many schools.

Teachers' Pension Scheme

Articles & Blogs Employment

Can You Use Private Photos and Personal Emails to Dismiss an Employee?

Friday, 21 June 2019

Employers should be careful when using what could amount to private material during a disciplinary process.

Employees' Privacy Rights

Articles & Blogs Employment

Can Employers Rely on Occupational Health Reports to Determine an Employee's Disability?

Friday, 21 June 2019

An employee's dismissal for frequent absences was found to be fair. What can employers learn from this?

Discrimination

Articles & Blogs Employment

Regular Voluntary Overtime to Be Included in Holiday Pay

Friday, 21 June 2019

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that voluntary overtime may be included in holiday pay, despite a recent decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) which suggested otherwise.

Overtime - Employment Law

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family

Cohabitation Agreements

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Within this article, we will explore in more detail the importance of having a cohabitation agreement if you are living with a partner and you are not married.

Cohabitation Agreements

Articles & Blogs Employment

When is a Visual Impairment Not a Disability?

Friday, 14 June 2019

In a recent case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) found that an employee's diplopia, which was correctable by contact lenses albeit with side effects, was not a disability for the purpose of the Equality Act 2010.

When is a Visual Impairment Not a Disability?

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Unannounced Inspections Will Be a Culture Shock for Some Pharmacies

Thursday, 20 June 2019

Pharmacies risk getting caught out by the GPhC’s new inspection methods if they do not read the fine print.

Unannounced Inspections Will Be a Culture Shock for Some Pharmacies