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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 Corporate

Directors and Shareholders - A Fiduciary Relationship?

Friday, 13 September 2019

Could you be mistaken in thinking that company directors owe fiduciary duties to shareholders?

Directors and Shareholders - a Fiduciary Relationship?

Articles & Blogs Corporate

Is a Parent Company Responsible for How Its Subsidiary Behaves?

Friday, 13 September 2019

The Court of Appeal has recently considered whether a parent company should be held responsible to third parties for the acts and/or omissions of its subsidiary.

Is a Parent Company Responsible for How Its Subsidiary Behaves?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Injury to Feelings Awards Should Reflect the Impact of the Discrimination

Friday, 13 September 2019

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that the effect of unlawful discrimination on an employee is the main consideration when calculating an injury to feelings award, not the gravity of the employer's actions.

Calculating Injury to Feelings Awards

Articles & Blogs Employment

Whistleblowing - Sin in Haste, Repent at Leisure

Friday, 13 September 2019

Knee-jerk employment decisions always come with a risk that something has been missed or not given proper consideration.

Whistleblowing - Sin in Haste, Repent at Leisure

Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Governance of Fire and Rescue Authorities

Thursday, 12 September 2019

A recent case has considered the process where Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) seek to take over responsibility for the governance of their local fire and rescue authority (FRA).

Governance of Fire and Rescue Authorities

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Teachers' Pension Scheme - Consultation on Phased Withdrawal

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

The Department for Education (DfE) announced on 9 September 2019 that it is now consulting on a proposal to amend the Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS) rules to enable independent schools to withdraw from the TPS on a phased basis.

Consultation on Phased Withdrawal from the TPS

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

2 September 2019 has seen a new KCSIE. Given that last year saw a significant revision of the guidance, this year's changes are relatively few.

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Is Your Ability to Bring in Overseas Students at Risk?

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) has recently rejected applications by a number of independent schools for the allocation of Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)...

Overseas Students

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

New Tier 4 Guidance - What Changes Does Your School Need to Be Aware of?

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

In August 2019, UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) updated the guidance for Tier 4 sponsors and the guidance aimed at migrants applying for Tier 4 visas (the Tier 4 Migrant Guidance).

New Tier 4 Guidance

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Teachers' Pension Scheme - What Now?

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Many independent schools we are working with are exploring alternative options to the Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS).

Teachers' Pension Scheme

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Are You Signing Away Your Right to Renew Your Business Lease?

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

If you are a business tenant, you may have a right to renew your lease at the end of the term. This is called security of tenure. But could you be signing away your right without realising it?

Are You Signing Away Your Right to Renew Your Business Lease?

Articles & Blogs Private Client

What Happens To Your Digital Assets When You Die?

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Treasured family photos could be lost. Social media accounts that charted our lives could disappear into cyberspace. Valuable crypto-currencies might be lost forever.

What Happens To Your Digital Assets When You Die?

Articles & Blogs Employment

New Guidance on Timescales for Responding to Data Subject Requests

Friday, 06 September 2019

Following a ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has updated its guidance on timescales for responding to subject access requests.

New Guidance on Timescales for Responding to Data Subject Requests

Articles & Blogs Employment

Christmas Party Injuries - Can Employers Be Liable?

Friday, 06 September 2019

In April 2019, a High Court judge decided that Cancer Research UK (CRUK) was not liable for their employee's injury sustained at a work Christmas party when a colleague dropped her on the dancefloor. The matter is now going to the Court of Appeal.

Christmas Party Injuries - Can Employers Be Liable?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Advice to Suspend Employee Accused of Gross Misconduct Leads to Successful Unfair Dismissal Claim

Friday, 06 September 2019

At first glance, the judgment of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in Upton-Hansen Architects Limited (UHAL) v Gyftaki is about the poor drafting of the employer's ET3 - the employer had failed to address the issue of fairness.

Advice to Suspend Employee Accused of Gross Misconduct Leads to Successful Unfair Dismissal Claim