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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

The Importance of Personal Performance in Determining Worker Status

Friday, 14 August 2020

The recent Employment Tribunal case of Mr S O’Eachtiarna and others v CitySprint (UK) Ltd acts as a reminder of the importance of written contractual terms in determining employment status.

The Importance of Personal Performance in Determining Worker Status

Articles & Blogs Academies & MATs

Public Exams 2020 - Top Tips for Schools Navigating Exam Results

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

With the impending release of the A level and GCSE public exam results, we reflect on some of the practical steps that academies and schools (referred to collectively here as 'schools') may need to take over the coming days and weeks.

Public Exams 2020 - Top Tips for Schools Navigating Exam Results

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

UK's First Recession in 11 Years - Impact on Workforce Planning

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Waking up to the sobering news this morning that the UK has officially entered recession due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic...

Further Details Published on Government Job Retention Bonus Scheme

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Information Law

EU-US Privacy Shield and Schrems II - What Now for International Data Transfers?

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Last month, the European Court of Justice dealt a major blow to organisations that transfer personal data to the US with the striking down of the EU-US Privacy Shield. What's next for UK companies who are exporting personal data to the US and beyond?

EU-US Privacy Shield and Schrems II - What Now for International Data Transfers?

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

AstraZeneca Announces Latest Bold Step Towards COVID-19 Antibody Treatment

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Anglo-Swedish Big Pharma company, AstraZeneca, has announced the first round of in-human Phase I trials for its revolutionary coronavirus (COVID-19) antibody treatment, developed in collaboration with Vanderbilt University in the US.

AstraZeneca Announces Latest Bold Step Towards COVID-19 Antibody Treatment

Articles & Blogs Commercial Contracts Pharma & Life Sciences

Suppliers Lose Termination and Other Rights Following New Law - How to Protect Yourself

Tuesday, 11 August 2020

It is so obvious to say, but suppliers want to be paid for the goods or services they supply, and we are living in highly uncertain times with suppliers increasingly concerned about the ability of customers (or clients) to pay.

Suppliers Lose Termination and Other Rights Following New Law - How to Protect Yourself

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Higher Education

A Brave New World for Higher Education

Tuesday, 11 August 2020

To say that the last few months have been a challenge and steep learning curve for HR professionals in the Higher Education sector would be a serious understatement.

A Brave New World for Higher Education

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Consultation Period on ABPI Code Closing Soon - Have Your Say

Tuesday, 11 August 2020

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) Code of Practice is currently in a review and update process, intended to produce a revised version of the Code which will have effect from 1 July 2021.

Consultation Period on ABPI Code Closing Soon - Have Your Say

Articles & Blogs Employment

The Importance of Working Practices When Determining Employee Status

Friday, 07 August 2020

A recent Employment Tribunal decision on the question of employment status serves as a useful reminder of the criteria applied to a dispute of this nature.

The Importance of Working Practices When Determining Employee Status

Articles & Blogs Employment Public Sector

Draft Regulations Published on Public Sector Exit Payments

Friday, 07 August 2020

Following our report last week, the Government has now published the draft Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2020 (Draft Regulations), introducing a £95,000 cap on exit payments in the public sector.

Draft Regulations Published on Public Sector Exit Payments

Articles & Blogs Recruitment

Getting 'Match Fit' - Recruitment Terms and Conditions with Clients

Friday, 11 September 2020

As part of our series of 'how to' guides for reviewing your key legal documents, we're looking next at terms and conditions with clients.

Getting 'Match Fit' - Reviewing Key Documents in Your Recruitment Business

Articles & Blogs Recruitment

Getting 'Match Fit' - Reviewing Key Documents in Your Recruitment Business

Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Astute recruitment businesses can use the current slow-down to get ready for the next big wave of work, taking the opportunity to review key contracts and documents, internal policies and to undertake data cleansing exercises.

Getting 'Match Fit' - Reviewing Key Documents in Your Recruitment Business

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

New Details Published on the Government Job Retention Bonus Scheme

Friday, 07 August 2020

HMRC has issued a policy paper ('Paper') providing more detail on the Job Retention Bonus ('Bonus'), due to be paid out in January 2021.

Further Details Published on Government Job Retention Bonus Scheme

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

HMRC Publishes Guidance on Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Errors and Penalties

Friday, 07 August 2020

With the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ('Scheme') now well underway, it is well known HMRC has enforcement and clawback powers in order to recover money and impose penalties in case of misuse of the Scheme.

HMRC Publishes Guidance on Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Errors and Penalties

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Higher Education

Fees, Offers, and Grades - What's Changed in Higher Education?

Wednesday, 05 August 2020

How has the continued coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic changed the higher education landscape when considering student matters such as tuition fees, unconditional offers, and grades?

Fees, Offers, and Grades - What's Changed in Higher Education?