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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

How Is the New Regulatory Framework Around Point of Care Manufacturing Going to Impact Pharma?

Tuesday, 07 September 2021

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has opened a consultation asking the medical community, patients and the public for their views on its proposed plans for a new regulatory framework for Point of Care (POC) manufacturing.

How Is the New Regulatory Framework Around Point of Care Manufacturing Going to Impact Pharma?

Articles & Blogs Private Client

FAQs - Does a Will Trump an Inheritance Act Claim?

Monday, 06 September 2021

Will disputes are a real concern for those who have taken the trouble to prepare their Will.

FAQs - Does a Will Trump an Inheritance Act Claim?

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing

Lease Extensions - How Do I Extend My Lease?

Monday, 06 September 2021

If you own a property that has a lease then you will be aware that it has a 'term' which is how long the lease lasts. It is commonly accepted that once your remaining lease terms goes below 90 years you need to consider extending it.

Lease Extensions - How Do I Extend My Lease?

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Deathbed Gifts Without a Will - Are They Valid?

Monday, 06 September 2021

COVID-19 has brought into sharp focus for those who do not have their legal affairs in order, the risk of suddenly falling ill and tragically dying without their chosen beneficiaries inheriting, because they have not prepared a Will.

Deathbed Gifts Without a Will - Are They Valid?

Articles & Blogs Charities Data Protection Information Law

Charity Fined by ICO for Not Implementing Proper Security Measures

Monday, 06 September 2021

In July 2021, registered charity Mermaids was fined £25,000 by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for failing to implement an appropriate level of organisational and technical security to one of its internal email systems.

Charity Fined by ICO for Not Implementing Proper Security Measures

Articles & Blogs Employment

Capability and Conduct Dismissals - Can the Employment Tribunal 'Go Behind' a Final Written Warning?

Friday, 03 September 2021

In a recent case, a tribunal held that the employee's dismissal was fair and declined to look behind the final written warning, disregarding various challenges to it. The employee appealed this decision.

Capability and Conduct Dismissals - Can the Employment Tribunal 'Go Behind' a Final Written Warning?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Employer's Email Demonstrating a Desire to Dismiss Protected by Litigation Privilege

Friday, 03 September 2021

An email sent by an employer to their HR consultant which suggested that they had made a pre-determined decision to dismiss an employee was held by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) to be covered by litigation privilege.

Employer's Email Demonstrating a Desire to Dismiss Protected by Litigation Privilege

Articles & Blogs Employment

DfE Publishes Consultation on Teacher Misconduct

Friday, 03 September 2021

The DfE published an open consultation on 25 August 2021, seeking views on proposed revisions to the current version of Teacher misconduct: the prohibition of teachers.

DfE Publishes Consultation on Teacher Misconduct

Articles & Blogs Immigration

COVID-19 Concession on Right to Work Check Extended to 5 April 2022

Friday, 03 September 2021

Employers will be pleased to learn that the Government has further extended the concession allowing Right to Work checks to be conducted remotely rather than in person.

COVID-19 Concession on Right to Work Check Extended to 5 April 2022

Articles & Blogs Commercial Contracts

Good News on CE Marking Rules for Devices and Equipment Suppliers

Friday, 27 August 2021

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has updated its guidance to extend the period in which CE product markings could be acceptable for manufactured goods placed on the market in Great Britain.

Good News on CE Marking Rules for Devices and Equipment Suppliers

Articles & Blogs Employment

Are Home Workers at Risk of Pay Cuts?

Friday, 27 August 2021

A recent CIPHR study into employers' attitudes towards staff working from home has revealed that more than two thirds of the 150 employers polled (68%) are considering reducing the pay of employees that choose to continue to work from home permanently.

Are Home Workers at Risk of Pay Cuts?

Articles & Blogs Employment

General Occupational Requirement Exception Did Not Apply in Pregnant Actor's Discrimination Claim

Friday, 27 August 2021

In Kinlay v Bronte Film and Television Ltd, an employment tribunal looked at whether an employer's general occupational requirement that an actor be NOT visibly pregnant in defence to her claim of pregnancy and maternity discrimination was acceptable.

General Occupational Requirement Exception Did Not Apply in Pregnant Actor's Discrimination Claim

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Guidance on Mandatory Vaccinations Against COVID-19 in Care Homes

Friday, 20 August 2021

The Department of Health & Social Care (DHS) published some Operational guidance this month to help support the requirement to be double-vaccinated against COVID-19 when entering a care home (unless exempt), effective from 11 November 2021.

Guidance on Mandatory Vaccinations Against COVID-19 in Care Homes

Articles & Blogs Employment

Epidemic of Hidden Overtime Leads to Calls for the Legal Right to Disconnect from Work

Friday, 27 August 2021

A recent report from Autonomy Thinktank has highlighted the "epidemic of hidden overtime" the COVID-19 pandemic has caused and the need for new 'right to disconnect' laws in the UK.

Epidemic of Hidden Overtime Leads to Calls for the Legal Right to Disconnect from Work

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Updated Guidance on Daily Contact Testing Scheme for Workers in Essential Services

Friday, 20 August 2021

Updates to the NHS Test and Trace in the workplace guidance have recently been made to reflect the Government's decision to roll out daily contact testing for workers in essential services, as an alternative to self-isolation.

Updated Guidance on Daily Contact Testing Scheme For Workers in Essential Services