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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 Public Sector

State Aid - Deal or No Deal

Thursday, 20 September 2018

The Government is publishing a series of technical notes setting out proposals for regulating state aid in the event that 'no deal' is reached with the European Union on the terms under which the UK will exit the European Union.

State Aid - Deal or No Deal

Articles & Blogs Employment

Are Documents Created During an Internal Investigation Privileged?

Friday, 14 September 2018

This is an important question for all employers who are undertaking internal investigations, whether they are carrying out the investigation themselves or commissioning others to do it.

Are Documents Created During an Internal Investigation Privileged?

Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Information Law Round Up - September 2018

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Three months after 25 May, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) continues to publish refreshed guidance on implementing the nuances of the new Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA '18) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Information Law Round Up - September 2018

Articles & Blogs Employment

Can an Employer Search an Employees Mobile Phone to Protect Confidential Information?

Friday, 14 September 2018

The High Court, in the recently reported decision of Richmond v Selecta Systems Limited, has found that, to protect the company's interests, an employer who had a reasonable suspicion that an employee had openly taken confidential information...

Can an Employer Search an Employee's Mobile Phone to Protect Confidential Information?

Articles & Blogs Public Sector

The Public Sector Equality Duty, the Duty to Consult and Cuts to Budgets

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

On 3 August the High Court sitting in Bristol handed down judgement in a judicial review brought by parents in Bristol about the City Council's proposed reduction of approximately £5 million to the 'high needs block' special education needs (SEN) budget.

The Public Sector Equality Duty

Articles & Blogs Public Sector

When Is an Abnormally Low Tender (ALT) Not an ALT?

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

The case of SRCL Ltd v National Health Service Commissioning Board illustrates how a challenge based on a contracting authority's perceived breach of Regulation 69 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 must take into account...

When Is an Abnormally Low Tender (ALT) Not an ALT?

Articles & Blogs Employment

New ACAS Guidance on Employment References

Friday, 07 September 2018

Many employers may find the rules around employment references tricky to navigate. What should be included? Does a reference need to be provided? Can you give a bad reference?

New ACAS Guidance on Employment References

Articles & Blogs Employment

Can the Transfer of a Public Health Team Commissioning Health Services Be a TUPE Transfer?

Friday, 07 September 2018

In the recent case of Nicholls & Others v London Borough Council, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) explored when the transfer of public health functions might amount to a relevant transfer for TUPE purposes.

TUPE

Articles & Blogs Property Litigation

Refusing a New Lease of Business Premises

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Landlords sometimes have the right to refuse a new lease even though the tenant is entitled to one under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. In this article, we look at when the Act applies and the landlord's most common ground for refusal.

Refusing a New Lease of Business Premises

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing

Are Three-Year Tenancies the Future?

Wednesday, 05 September 2018

2018 saw the announcement of a reform proposal that could have a major impact on tenants and landlords.

Are Three-Year Tenancies the Future? VWV Conveyancing Blogs

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

Know Your Healthcare Advisor - Varsha Pattni

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Varsha is a Consultant in the Commercial Property team and is based at our Watford office.

Know Your Healthcare Advisor - Varsha Pattni

Articles & Blogs Employment

Does an Ulterior Motive for Making a Victimisation Claim Show Bad Faith?

Friday, 31 August 2018

No, held the Employment Appeal Tribunal, arguing that although motive could be relevant, the key question should be whether the claimant had acted dishonestly.

Victimisation

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

The Best and Worst of Times - Supporting Students Through the Transition to Higher Education

Monday, 20 August 2018

The start of the academic year is always an exciting time but also a period of significant and often daunting transition for those taking their first steps into higher education.

The Best and Worst of Times - Supporting Students Through the Transition to Higher Education

Articles & Blogs Employment

Gender Pay Gap Reporting - What May Be on the Horizon?

Friday, 17 August 2018

The House of Commons' Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee has published its first report following its inquiry into Corporate Governance: Delivering on fair pay, which was launched in March 2018.

Gender Pay Gap Reporting - What May Be on the Horizon?

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing

New Government Proposals Could Delay House Moving Process

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

In 1925 the government introduced the Land Registry, which kept a central record of land ownership and saw most land become registered.

New Government Proposals Could Delay House Moving Process