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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 Family Business

Employee Ownership Trusts and Family Business Succession

Tuesday, 03 July 2018

If passing your business to the next generation isn’t an option, what about your employees?

Employee Ownership Trusts and Family Business Succession

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property

5 Practical Tips for Landlords Faced With a Tenant Entering a CVA

Monday, 02 July 2018

A company voluntary arrangement (CVA) is a legally binding agreement between a company and its creditors, which acts as an alternative procedure to liquidation.

5 Practical Tips for Landlords Faced With a Tenant Entering a CVA

Articles & Blogs Employment

When Should an Employer Consider Suspending an Employee?

Friday, 29 June 2018

ACAS has published new guidance on the process and procedure of suspension.

When Should an Employer Consider Suspending an Employee?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Can Making an Allegation Amount to Whistleblowing?

Friday, 29 June 2018

There is no reason why not, according to the Court of Appeal in Kilraine v London Borough of Wandsworth.

Can Making an Allegation Amount to Whistleblowing?

Articles & Blogs Employment

New UK Immigration Status for EU Citizens and Their Families

Friday, 29 June 2018

The Government has released further details of their plans for confirming the immigration status of EU citizens and their families living in the UK.

New UK Immigration Status for EU Citizens and Their Families

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

Know Your Healthcare Advisor - Rachel Crean

Monday, 25 June 2018

Rachel Crean is a Partner in our Healthcare Commercial Litigation team, based at our London office.

Know Your Healthcare Advisor - Rachel Crean

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

Can GPs Avoid Liability by Putting Their GP Practices into a Limited Company?

Monday, 25 June 2018

We at VWV are being asked a lot at the moment about whether the answer to GPs' concerns about having personal liability for the practice is to 'incorporate', ie to put the practice into a limited company.

Can GPs Avoid Liability by Putting Their GP Practices into a Limited Company?

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Gender Separation and Discrimination in Mixed Schools - New Guidance Published

Friday, 29 June 2018

The new DfE non-statutory guidance, 'Gender Separation in Mixed Schools', was published on 28 June. Its purpose is to support mixed schools...

Gender Separation and Discrimination in Mixed Schools

Articles & Blogs Employment

Is it Discriminatory to Issue a Written Warning to a Disabled Employee for Poor Attendance?

Friday, 22 June 2018

In the case of DL Insurance Services Ltd v O'Connor, the Employment Appeal Tribunal considered this question, holding that issuing the formal warning amounted to unfavourable treatment in the circumstances...

Is it Discriminatory to Issue a Written Warning to a Disabled Employee for Poor Attendance?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Establishing Employment Status - The Importance of Having Unambiguous Terms of Employment

Friday, 22 June 2018

In Hafal Ltd v Lane-Angell, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether an individual who was employed on a "bank basis" with no guaranteed hours was an employee.

Establishing Employment Status: the Importance of Having Unambiguous Terms of Employment

Articles & Blogs Employment

Pressure on Tier 2 (General) Restricted Certificate of Sponsorship Cap Set to Ease

Friday, 22 June 2018

As the cap on Tier 2 visas for skilled non-EEA workers is hit for an unprecedented 7th successive month, the Government has announced changes which are likely to significantly ease demand.

Pressure on Tier 2 (General) Restricted Certificate of Sponsorship Cap Set to Ease

Articles & Blogs Employment

Supreme Court Upholds 'Worker Status' Decision in Pimlico Plumbers Case

Friday, 22 June 2018

In the widely-reported case of Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and Mullins v Smith, the Supreme Court has upheld the decision that a plumber was engaged as a worker for the purposes of the Employment Rights Act 1996 and the Working Time Regulations 1998...

Supreme Court Upholds 'Worker Status' Decision in Pimlico Plumbers Case

Articles & Blogs Employment

Was It Unfair to Dismiss a Union Representative Who Misused Confidential Information?

Friday, 22 June 2018

A trade union rep who received photographs of a manager's diary entries was dismissed without notice when raised with HR. Was his dismissal considered unfair?

Was It Unfair to Dismiss a Union Representative Who Misused Confidential Information?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Top Tips for Managing a Reputational Crisis

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Recent media coverage of data issues, involving the likes of Facebook and TSB, highlight the importance of having a clear plan of action if your HE institution is faced with a crisis event.

Top Tips for Managing a Reputational Crisis

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

University Sit-Ins - Know Your Legal Options

Thursday, 21 June 2018

With the current climate of strikes and further cuts to public services, the number of student sit-ins is again on the rise. Are you aware of your options for handling them?

University Sit-Ins: Know Your Legal Options