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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 Higher Education

University Brands - Valuable Assets or a Distraction from the Day Job?

Friday, 03 May 2019

This article looks at the basics of brand management and identifies key risk areas for universities, especially in relation to reputation.

University Brands - Valuable Assets or a Distraction From the Day Job?

Articles & Blogs Charities Higher Education

Fundraising by Universities - What Do You Need to Know?

Friday, 03 May 2019

Universities have always sought to raise funds from a wide range of sources and many can trace the scale and extent of their current educational activity back to significant philanthropy in the past.

Fundraising by Universities - What Do You Need to Know?

Articles & Blogs Employment

TUPE and Insolvency: What Is the Extent of Your Liability?

Friday, 03 May 2019

A recent Court of Appeal case, Graysons Restaurants Ltd v Jones and Others, illustrates the importance of carrying out due diligence when taking on staff from an insolvent employer.

TUPE and Insolvency: What Is the Extent of Your Liability?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Loose Women Presenter Avoids Paying Employee Taxes

Friday, 03 May 2019

In Atholl House Productions Limited v HMRC, it was found that Loose Women presenter Kaye Adams, who had provided services to the BBC through a service company, was not an employee of the BBC for tax purposes.

Loose Women Presenter Avoids Paying Employee Taxes

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

Primary Care Networks - What You Need to Know About Joint Employment Contracts

Wednesday, 01 May 2019

The introduction of the primary care networks (PCNs) is an exciting challenge for the sector and a way for different service providers to come together and offer the public an integrated service of varied healthcare support.

Primary Care Networks

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing Private Client Tax

Buying a House? Your Tax Questions Answered

Monday, 29 April 2019

With the arrival of the spring, there typically comes a quickening of pace in the property market. Despite the ongoing effect of Brexit, we focus this month on a frequently asked question: what are the tax implications of buying property?

Buying a House? Your Tax Questions Answered

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing Real Estate

No-Fault Evictions to Be Banned

Monday, 29 April 2019

Private landlords will no longer be able to evict tenants at short notice without good reason, the government has announced.

No-Fault Evictions to Be Banned

Articles & Blogs Employment

Is a Strike-Out Always the Right Answer?

Friday, 26 April 2019

Striking out a claim is a draconian step. Although each case will turn on its own facts, where claimants are unrepresented it may be more appropriate to apply for a deposit order.

Is a Strike-Out Always the Right Answer?

Articles & Blogs Employment

What Counts as 'Actual Working Time' for On-Call Staff?

Friday, 26 April 2019

A recent case, Frudd v Partington Group, highlights the continuing difficulties in establishing what counts as 'time work' for on-call staff and whether they should be paid for this.

What Counts as 'Actual Working Time' for On-Call Staff?

Articles & Blogs Employment

'Fowl' Play - Chicken Company's Directors Personally Liable for Breached Contracts

Thursday, 18 April 2019

In Antuzis v DJ Houghton Catching Services Ltd, the director and company secretary were held personally liable for breaches of the claimants' employment contracts.

'Fowl' Play - Chicken Company Directors Intentionally Breached Contracts

Articles & Blogs Employment

Can an Employer Be Liable if an Employee Sustains an Injury at a Work Party?

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Yes. However on the facts of Shelbourne v Cancer Research UK, the High Court found that Cancer Research UK was not liable, vicariously or in negligence, for an employee's injury at a work party.

Can An Employer Be Liable If An Employee Sustains An Injury At A Work Party?

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family

Do Mothers Really Have More Rights Than Fathers?

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

A judge's order for an eight year old boy to move to live with his father, instead of his mother, has made news.

Divorce Law and Children Custody

Articles & Blogs Employment

Resurrection of the £95k Public Sector Exit Pay Cap

Thursday, 18 April 2019

The government is currently consulting on the implementation of a £95,000 cap to exit payments in the public sector. The proposed cap, which will apply to public sector employers including academies, was first devised back in 2015.

Resurrection of the £95k Public Sector Exit Pay Cap

Articles & Blogs Employment

Disability Benefits to Be Paid by Employer Until Death or Retirement

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Employees may be entitled to receive long term disability payments until death or retirement, even if their disability would allow them to work in some capacity.

Disability Benefits to Be Paid by Employer Until Death or Retirement

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing Real Estate

Buying New Property - Can You Rely on the Building Inspector?

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

If you're purchasing a new build property, you will want reassurance that it has been built to a good standard.

Buying New Property - Can You Rely on the Building Inspector?