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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 Higher Education

Tuition Fee Refunds - the Current Position

Monday, 19 October 2020

Following our previous blogs on this topic, we have prepared an update on the current position for higher education institutions.

Tuition Fee Refunds - the Current Position

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Higher Education

Protecting Staff Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Monday, 19 October 2020

The human impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) and the different ways it can affect employees’ lives is coming more sharply into focus as the second wave is upon us and stricter local restrictions are imposed.

Protecting Staff Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

What Impact Will the 3 Tiered System Have on the Job Support Scheme?

Friday, 16 October 2020

With a growing number of areas being placed into local lockdowns under the Government's 3 tiered COVID alert system, what support will be available for businesses who are forced to close due to local lockdown measures?

What Impact Will the 3 Tiered System Have on the Job Support Scheme?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Worker Identifying as Gender-fluid Awarded £180,000 in Milestone Discrimination Case

Friday, 16 October 2020

Further to our report on the landmark discrimination case which found that protection of non-binary and gender-fluid people falls within the scope of gender reassignment under the Equality Act...

Worker Identifying as Gender-fluid Awarded £180,000 in Milestone Discrimination Case

Articles & Blogs Employment

H&M Fined €35 Million for GDPR Breaches

Friday, 16 October 2020

Fashion retail company, H&M, have been fined €35 million by the Hamburg Commission for Data Protection and Freedom of Information following issues with the way they stored personal data...

H&M Fined €35 Million for GDPR Breaches

Articles & Blogs Employment

Are Employers Responsible for the Consequences of Practical Jokes in the Workplace?

Friday, 16 October 2020

When a practical joke goes wrong at work, is the individual or the employer liable for the consequences?

Are Employers Responsible for the Consequences of Practical Jokes in the Workplace?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Can an Employee Be Dismissed for Expressing Religious Beliefs in an Unreasonable Way?

Friday, 16 October 2020

An employment tribunal has found that whilst a Christian employee's beliefs that sex and gender are set at birth and cannot be changed were protected beliefs under the Equality Act 2010, her dismissal was not a consequence of her expressing those beliefs.

Can an Employee Be Dismissed For Expressing Religious Beliefs in an Unreasonable Way?

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

IICSA Residential Schools Investigation Update - October 2020

Friday, 16 October 2020

The final hearing for phase 2 is scheduled to take place between 16 and 27 November

IICSA Residential Schools Investigation Update - October 2020

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

What Is the Future of Genomics in the UK?

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

The UK marked its place as the frontrunner in the field of genomics many years ago when it created genomics focused institutions such as the UK BioBank and Genomics England...

What Is the Future of Genomics in the UK?

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Moving from CE to UKCA Product Marking - 4 Things You Need to Do

Thursday, 15 October 2020

A wide variety of products currently sold in the UK are required to bear a 'CE' marking to show their conformity with various legal requirements.

Moving from CE to UKCA Product Marking - 4 Things You Need to Do

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Stevenage Named High Potential Opportunity Zone for Cell and Gene Therapy

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Stevenage has been classified by the Department for International Trade (DIT) as a High Potential Opportunity (HPO) zone in recognition of its leading cell and gene therapy cluster.

Stevenage Named High Potential Opportunity Zone for Cell and Gene Therapy

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

What Is the Value of Community Pharmacy in England Under COVID-19?

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Whilst the Government has been singing the praises of workers in the NHS, particularly those working in hospitals, one sector of health professionals that have been working throughout the pandemic has hardly received a mention.

What Is the Value of Community Pharmacy in England Under COVID-19?

Articles & Blogs Brexit Pharma & Life Sciences

State Aid - Brexit Roadblock or New Opportunities?

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Many in the pharma and life sciences sector have expressed concern over the seemingly low prospects of a trading deal between the EU and UK after the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020...

State Aid - Brexit Roadblock or New Opportunities?

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family Private Client

We've Agreed How To Divide Our Assets As Part of Our Divorce, Why Would I Need a Solicitor?

Friday, 09 October 2020

Working in what can often be a highly contentious area of the law, it does make a pleasant change to get a call from a client who advises that they have agreed how to divide their assets.

We've Agreed How To Divide Our Assets As Part of Our Divorce, Why Would I Need a Solicitor?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Supporting Workers Suffering Domestic Abuse - CIPD and EHRC Issue Advice

Friday, 09 October 2020

The pandemic has been associated with an increase in the number of men and women seeking help for domestic abuse. New guidance from the CIPD and EHRC explains the importance of employers supporting staff in such extremely difficult personal circumstances.

Supporting Workers Suffering Domestic Abuse - CIPD and EHRC Issue Advice