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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 Real Estate

Can Our Leasehold System Be Repaired?

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

With 54% of flats sold on a leasehold basis* - where buyers only have the right to occupy the property for a fixed period of time, and do not own the building outright ...

Leasehold System

Articles & Blogs Corporate

A Guide to Resolving Disputes for Minority Shareholders

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

What remedies are available to minority shareholders when a company's affairs are being conducted in a manner detrimental to their interests?

Resolving Disputes for Minority Shareholders

Articles & Blogs Employment

Calls for Action on Non-Disclosure Agreements

Friday, 14 June 2019

The Women and Equalities Committee has published a report identifying a number of concerns regarding non-disclosure provisions in settlement agreements to resolve employment disputes or terminate employment.

Calls for Action on Non-Disclosure Agreements

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family

Busting the Common Law Marriage Myth

Monday, 10 June 2019

With cohabiting families totalling 3.3 million, they are the fastest growing type of family over the last 20 years. If you are currently part of a cohabiting family, it is important that you know your rights.

Busting the Common Law Marriage Myth

Articles & Blogs Employment

Shared Parental Leave - Is It Discriminatory If Different to Maternity Leave?

Friday, 07 June 2019

It is not discrimination for an employer to have enhanced maternity leave benefits but not enhanced shared parental leave (SPL) benefits. This is the decision in respect of direct discrimination claims and now also indirect discrimination claims.

Shared Parental Leave - Is It Discriminatory If Different to Maternity Leave?

Articles & Blogs Employment

No Victimisation Claim for Statements Made by Director During Cross-Examination

Friday, 07 June 2019

Comments made by an employer's witness during cross examination at an Employment Tribunal hearing did not give rise to a victimisation claim by a former employee.

No Victimisation Claim for Statements Made by Director During Cross-Examination

Articles & Blogs Employment

The Importance of Considering and Making Reasonable Adjustments

Friday, 07 June 2019

Employers are under a duty to make 'reasonable adjustments' for employees who are 'disabled' for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 with a view to reducing or removing any disadvantage suffered by that individual.

The Importance of Considering and Making Reasonable Adjustments

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs

Use of Isolation, Seclusion or Consequence Booths - Dos and Don'ts

Monday, 03 June 2019

The use of isolation (sometimes referred to as seclusion, or isolation/consequence booths) has been a hot topic in the news in recent months, and...

Use of Isolation in Schools

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs

New Academies Financial Handbook - 3 Changes You Should Be Aware of

Monday, 03 June 2019

Each year, a new edition of the Academies Financial Handbook comes into effect on 1 September.

Academies Financial Handbook

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs

New Model Articles of Association - What's Changing?

Monday, 03 June 2019

The Department for Education has published the long awaited new model Articles of Association for MATs operating Church of England schools and 'mixed' MATs operating a combination of Church of England schools and non-Church of England schools.

New Model Articles of Association - What's Changing?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Employment Disputes - Do Jurisdiction Clauses Always Work?

Friday, 31 May 2019

Should the UK courts rule on a dispute arising from an employment relationship in the Netherlands? In this case, the employer sought to pursue claims against its former employee.

Employment Disputes - Do Jurisdiction Clauses Always Work?

Articles & Blogs Employment

When Are Time Limits for Employment Claims Flexible?

Friday, 31 May 2019

A claim for unfair dismissal and a claim for race discrimination were presented to the tribunal out of time. The unfair dismissal claim was rejected but the discrimination claim was not. Why?

When Are Time Limits for Employment Claims Flexible?

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Need to Release Cash from Your Home Quick? Be Careful

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Schemes to release cash from your home quickly can sound appealing, but things can go wrong…

Need to Release Cash from Your Home Quick? Be Careful

Articles & Blogs Employment

Is It Unfair to Dismiss an Employee for Promoting Their Religious Beliefs at Work?

Friday, 24 May 2019

In Kuteh v Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust [2019] EWCA Civ 818, the Court of Appeal unanimously held that it was fair, in circumstances where the employee is inappropriately proselytising their religious beliefs.

Is it Unfair to Dismiss an Employee for Promoting Their Religious Beliefs at Work?