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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 Pharma & Life Sciences

100,000 Genomes Project Halfway Completed

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

The groundbreaking project has already delivered some benefits to patients, while the project aims to complete by the end of 2018.

100,000 Genomes Project Halfway Completed

Articles & Blogs Employment Public Sector

Are Workers Entitled to Be Paid for Time Spent on 'Stand-by'?

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

It is common for public sector organisations to use workers on 'stand-by', such as care workers, paramedics and firefighters.

Are Workers Entitled to be Paid for Time Spent on 'Stand-By'?

Articles & Blogs Charities

STOP PRESS: Reporting Safeguarding Incidents to Charity Commission

Friday, 13 April 2018

Updated Charity Commission guidance highlights safeguarding as a high priority regulatory issue.

STOP PRESS: Reporting Safeguarding Incidents to Charity Commission

Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Passport Procurement - Storm in a Tea-Cup or a Sign of Things to Come?

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Public procurement policy has once again been in the public agenda following the news that post-Brexit passports will be produced by a company based overseas.

Passport Procurement: Storm in a Tea-cup or a Sign of Things to Come?

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Public Sector

What All Public Authorities Should Know About Appointing a Data Protection Officer Under the GDPR

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018, it will be mandatory for all public authorities to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO).

What All Public Authorities Should Know About Appointing a Data Protection Officer Under the GDPR

Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Council Elections 2018 Part Two - the Count

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

The first flurry of activity will be the receipt of ballot boxes and paperwork. Checking the ballot paper accounts when they are being handed in is highly recommended...

Council Elections 2018 Part Two - the Count

Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Council Elections 2018 Part One - Polling Day

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Whether you are the Returning Officer, one of their deputies or giving legal advice on the elections, you and the team will need to be on top of preparations by the time that the polling stations open for this May’s Council elections.

Council Elections 2018 Part One - Polling Day

Articles & Blogs Employment

References - What Duty Does an Employer Owe to an Employee When Expressing a Negative Opinion in a Reference?

Friday, 13 April 2018

In a recent case, the High Court has provided clarification on the duty of an employer whose reference went beyond statements of fact and included negative statements of opinion based on a previous internal investigation.

Discrimination

Articles & Blogs Employment

Is It Just and Equitable to Extend Time for Bringing a Disability Discrimination Claim Where No Explanation for Delay Has Been Given?

Friday, 13 April 2018

Yes, held the Court of Appeal in the recent case of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board v Morgan.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Claim Struck Out After Claimant Discussed Case with Journalist Whilst Under Oath

Friday, 13 April 2018

In Chidzoy v BBC, the Claimant appealed a decision of the Tribunal that her claim against the BBC should be struck out on the basis that she had discussed the case with a journalist whilst under oath.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Gender Equality - 100 Years after the Suffragette Movement, Has Much Changed?

Friday, 06 April 2018

It is 100 years since the 1918 Representation of the People Act granted the right to vote to women aged over 30 in the UK and Ireland.

Gender Equality - 100 Years after the Suffragette Movement, Has Much Changed?

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

STOP PRESS: New NHS Dental Policy Booklet

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

On the 5 April 2018, NHS England published a new Policy Book for Primary Dental Services.

Charity Commission Publishes Response on Annual Return 2018 - VWV Charity Law

Articles & Blogs Charities Independent Schools

STOP PRESS: Charities Urged to Review Safeguarding Arrangements

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

As safeguarding concerns reach unprecedented levels, what does the Charity Commission's recent focus mean for you and your charity?

Charities Urged to Review Safeguarding Arrangements

Articles & Blogs Property Litigation

Ministry Launches Consultation About Unauthorised Development and Encampments

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has this week published a consultation on powers for dealing with unauthorised development and encampments.

Ministry Launches Consultation About Unauthorised Development and Encampments

Articles & Blogs Employment

New Report on Sexual Harassment - 10 Key Recommendations for Employers

Friday, 06 April 2018

The Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published a new report, detailing how employers have failed to communicate to employees their policies on sexual harassment, to properly support victims and...

Ending Sexual Harassment