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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

Awards for Employment Tribunal Claims to Increase

Friday, 08 March 2019

The compensation limits for certain awards that can be made by the employment tribunal and other statutory payments are to increase by 3.3% from April 2019.

Awards for Employment Tribunal Claims to Increase

Articles & Blogs Employment

How to Interpret 'Long-Term' - Disability Discrimination

Friday, 08 March 2019

A person is disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if they have a physical or mental impairment that has a 'substantial' and 'long-term' negative effect on their ability to do normal daily activities.

How to Interpret 'Long-Term' - Disability Discrimination

Articles & Blogs Charities

Sleep-ins and the National Minimum Wage - Uncertainty Continues

Tuesday, 05 March 2019

On 13 February, the Supreme Court granted permission for an appeal against the Court of Appeal judgment in the case of Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake EWCA Civ 1641, in relation to care workers on sleep-in shifts.

Sleep-ins and the National Minimum Wage - Uncertainty Continues

Articles & Blogs Charities

Finance Bill 2019 - Key Tax Changes for Charities

Tuesday, 05 March 2019

On 12 February 2019, the Finance Act 2019 received Royal Assent bringing into law measures announced in the October 2018 Budget.

Finance Bill 2019 - Key Tax Changes for Charities

Articles & Blogs Brexit Corporate

No-Deal Brexit - 6 Steps Businesses Trading with the EU Need to Take Now

Friday, 08 March 2019

Many businesses have adopted a wait and see approach over the last two years during the Brexit negotiations.

No Deal Brexit

Articles & Blogs Charities

Legacy Notification - HM Court and Tribunals to Launch New Service

Tuesday, 05 March 2019

Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunal Service is ending the current arrangement it has with Smee & Ford to establish its own system that notifies charities when someone has left them a gift in their will.

Legacy Notification - HM Court and Tribunals to Launch New Service

Articles & Blogs Charities

Fundraising Regulator Investigations - Charities to Be Publicly Named

Tuesday, 05 March 2019

As of 1 March 2019, the Fundraising Regulator is publicly naming every organisation it investigates. The new policy applies regardless of whether the organisation is found to have breached the Fundraising Code of Practice.

Fundraising Regulator Investigations - Charities to Be Publicly Named

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

State-Backed Indemnity Cover For GPs

Friday, 01 March 2019

The Government has introduced new regulations that provide GPs and general practice staff in England with indemnity cover in relation to NHS services.

State-Backed Indemnity Cover For GPs

Articles & Blogs Employment

Employee Considering Suicide Was Unfairly Dismissed

Friday, 01 March 2019

An Employment Judge has strongly criticised an employer's response to an employee's disclosure that he was considering suicide, saying that in the Tribunal's "combined 60 years' judicial experience we have not before seen such an appalling response."

Employee Considering Suicide Was Unfairly Dismissed

Articles & Blogs Employment

Agency Workers Claim Compensation from Hirer, Not Agency

Friday, 01 March 2019

In a recent case involving London Underground, the Court of Appeal has held that the hirer (or end-user) should pay compensation to agency workers supplied by an independent agency.

Agency Workers Claim Compensation from Hirer, Not Agency

Articles & Blogs Employment

Sleep-In Workers Granted Permission to Appeal Pay Decision

Friday, 01 March 2019

The Supreme Court has granted permission to appeal against the decision that care workers who sleep overnight at a client's home are not entitled to the minimum wage while sleeping.

Sleep-In Workers Granted Permission to Appeal Pay Decision

Articles & Blogs Brexit Property Litigation

Brexit - Not So Frustrating After All?

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

In a significant judgment handed down on 20 February 2019, the High Court held that the European Medicine Agency's lease of premises in Canary Wharf will not be frustrated by Brexit.

Brexit - Not So Frustrating After All?

Articles & Blogs Employment

No Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief of Alleged Discriminator

Friday, 22 February 2019

In Gan Menachem Hendon Ltd v De Groen the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld the employer's appeal against an employment tribunal's finding of discrimination on the ground of religion or belief.

No Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief of Alleged Discriminator

Articles & Blogs Employment

Possible Causes of Gender Pay Gap and How to Tackle It

Friday, 22 February 2019

The Government Equalities Office has published two new pieces of guidance to help employers close their gender pay gap by both identifying the root causes of their gender pay gap as well as what steps and actions can be taken to eradicate it.

Possible Causes of Gender Pay Gap and How to Tackle It

Articles & Blogs Employment

Linklaters Granted Interim Injunction Preventing Former Director Naming Female Complainants

Friday, 22 February 2019

In the case of Linklaters LLP v Mellish, the High Court considered whether a former employee’s duty of confidentiality outweighs the public interest in the publication of information.

Linklaters Granted Interim Injunction