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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 Employment

How Do You Bring Employee Shareholder Status to an End?

Friday, 06 September 2019

A recent case demonstrates that the only safe way to bring 'employee shareholder' status to an end is to expressly say so in a written agreement.

How Do You Bring Employee Shareholder Status to an End?

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family

Is Cohabitation Becoming More Popular Than Marriage?

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

The Office for National Statistics published the results of their survey into trends in living arrangements this month and it included some interesting results...

Is Cohabitation Becoming More Popular Than Marriage?

Articles & Blogs Employment

How to Plan for the New Off Payroll Working Rules

Friday, 23 August 2019

New off payroll working rules for personal service companies (PSCs) will come into force on 6 April 2020. What can you do to prepare?

How to Plan for the New Off Payroll Working Rules

Articles & Blogs Employment

What You Need to Know About NDAs, Law Society to Employees

Friday, 23 August 2019

The Law Society has published a recent guidance...

What You Need to Know About NDAs, Law Society to Employees

Articles & Blogs Employment

UK Challenged in Gay Marriage Cake Case

Friday, 23 August 2019

On 10 October 2018 the Supreme Court (SC) handed down its decision that Ashers bakery, who refused to bake a cake with the message 'Support Gay Marriage' on it, had not discriminated against Mr Lee, a homosexual man who asked them to fulfil that order.

UK Challenged in Gay Marriage Cake Case

Articles & Blogs Recruitment

How to Get Ready for the New Off Payroll Working Rules

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

New off payroll working rules for personal service companies (PSCs) operating in the private sector will come into force on 6 April 2020.

Off Payroll Working Rules

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing

Landowners - Can You Actually Rely on a Verbal Agreement?

Thursday, 22 August 2019

A recent legal case highlights why you should always ensure that informal agreements are properly documented and recorded at the Land Registry.

Landowners - Can You Actually Rely on a Verbal Agreement?

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Incoterms 2020 - International Trade Made Easy

Thursday, 22 August 2019

The next set of Incoterms will be released in September, ready for introduction from 1 January 2020, and will replace the current version - Incoterms 2010.

Incoterms 2020 - International Trade Made Easy

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Mutual Recognition Agreement Seeks to Boost Trade in Pharma Sector

Thursday, 22 August 2019

A joint statement by Presidents Juncker and Trump has confirmed that full implementation of a transatlantic agreement for inspections of manufacturing sites for human medicines has finally been achieved.

Mutual Recognition Agreement Seeks to Boost Trade in Pharma Sector

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Statins Could Be Given to Hundreds of Thousands Due to Genetic Markers

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Hundreds of thousands of people could be given statins due to their genes putting them at higher risk of heart disease.

Statins Could Be Given to Hundreds of Thousands Due to Genetic Markers

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

NHS Personalised Medicine Cancer Treatment Offers New Hope to Patients

Thursday, 22 August 2019

NHS patients have been offered a new cancer therapy called 'CAR-T' which uses a patient's own cells to fight cancer.

NHS Personalised Medicine Cancer Treatment Offers New Hope to Patients

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Serious Incident Reporting Has Changed - Are You Up-to-Date?

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Over the Summer, the Charity Commission radically changed the process for reporting serious incidents, which means your own processes and procedures will have to change.

Serious Incident Reporting

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

How the GPhC Will Enforce Its Stricter Standards for Online Pharmacies

Thursday, 22 August 2019

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has ushered in stricter guidance for online pharmacies, but has not stretched to blacklisting, says regulatory lawyer Andrew Andrews.

How the GPhC Will Enforce Its Stricter Standards for Online Pharmacies

Articles & Blogs Employment

Court of Appeal Determines How to Calculate Holiday for 'Part Year' Workers

Friday, 16 August 2019

Is it lawful to pro-rate the leave and pay entitlement for permanent staff who only work for part of a year?

Calculating Holiday Pay

Articles & Blogs Employment

Will Occupational Health Always Have the Final Word on Whether an Employee Is Disabled?

Friday, 09 August 2019

No - employers must also pay attention to other sources of information and the recent case of Q v L highlights this.

Will Occupational Health Always Have the Final Word on Whether an Employee Is Disabled?