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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 Charities

Five Strategic Priorities for the Charity Commission to Help Charities "Thrive and Inspire Trust"

Thursday, 16 May 2019

On 5 March 2019, the Chair of the Charity Commission, Baroness Stowell, spoke at the Commission's Annual Public Meeting.

Five Strategic Priorities for the Charity Commission to Help Charities

Articles & Blogs Charities

What Can Charities Learn From the Failed Garden Bridge Project?

Thursday, 16 May 2019

The Garden Bridge project was an ambitious proposal to build an iconic pedestrian 'garden bridge' in London across the Thames.

What Can Charities Learn From the Failed Garden Bridge Project?

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Rise in Fake Medicines "a Public Health Emergency"

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Hundreds of thousands of people in the world, including an estimated 250,000 children, die each year due to fake medicines, a group of doctors have claimed.

250,000 Children Die Every Year Due to Fake Medicines

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

How Best to Structure Primary Care Networks

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

A key concern about the introduction of Primary Care Networks (PCNs) is that there could be a VAT charge arising on the supply of network staff, ie social prescriber, clinical pharmacist, etc. from whoever employs them, to others in the network.

How Best to Structure Primary Care Networks

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

Data Sharing in Primary Care Networks - What You Need to Know

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Primary Care Networks represent the next step in the government's plans to drive primary care at scale and develop the foundation for integrated care systems.

Data Sharing in Primary Care Networks - What You Need to Know

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

Primary Care Networks - What Solution for the Issue of Premises?

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Primary Care Networks (PCNs) will require groups of healthcare service providers to work closely together - and collaborative working will most likely lead to shared use of space.

GP Surgery

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Is Genomics Research Being Held Back by Data Restrictions?

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Matt Hancock, Health Secretary, has announced that, if the UK wants to be seen as the world leader in genomics research, data protection laws must ensure that the restrictions on this type of data are not stifling the process.

Is Genomics Research Being Held Back by Data Restrictions?

Articles & Blogs Commercial Contracts Blogs

Supreme Court Seeks to Uphold Intended Contracts

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

In a recent case, the Supreme Court has indicated that, where possible, it would seek to uphold a contract that parties had intended to take effect.

Supreme Court Seeks to Uphold Intended Contracts

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

New Research Takes Us a Step Closer to 3D-Printed Organs

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

A team of scientists at Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich led by Dr Ali Erturk has discovered a new way to create 3D-printed organs containing the necessary detail to enable full functionality.

New Research Takes Us a Step Closer to 3D-Printed Organs

Articles & Blogs Recruitment

Termination Payments and the Future Treatment of National Insurance Contributions

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Recruitment businesses who terminate the employment of their staff in the future will need to be aware that changes are due to take place from 6th April 2020 as far as the treatment of National Insurance Contributions (NICs) are concerned.

Termination Payments and the Future Treatment of National Insurance Contributions

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Can an Exchange of Letters Be a Contract for Sale of Land?

Monday, 13 May 2019

A recent legal case has highlighted that this could be the case…

Can an Exchange of Letters Be a Contract for Sale of Land?

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

'No Reason' Evictions to Be Banned

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

The government has announced that private landlords will no longer be able to evict Assured Shorthold tenants without good reason.

'No Reason' Evictions to Be Banned

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family

The Importance of Establishing Jurisdiction During Divorce

Monday, 13 May 2019

In the recent case of Pierburg v Pierburg, the issue before the court was whether the wife had jurisdiction to apply for a divorce in England and Wales.

The Importance of Establishing Jurisdiction During Divorce

Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Support for the Monitoring Officer and Their Team

Friday, 10 May 2019

The dust is starting to settle following the recent local elections, and many local authorities will have had new members elected in May.

Support for the Monitoring Officer and Their Team

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Can Outsourced Workers Assert a Right to Collectively Bargain with a University?

Friday, 03 May 2019

The High Court dismissed a judicial review challenge to two decisions of the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) rejecting applications for statutory trade union recognition in respect of a group of outsourced workers based at the University of London.

Can Outsourced Workers Assert a Right to Collectively Bargain with a University?