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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 Commercial Property

Government Response on Reforming the Leasehold Residential Market

Monday, 08 January 2018

The government recently undertook a consultation to seek views on the most pressing areas for reform in the leasehold market.

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Articles & Blogs Charities

Charity Commission Publishes Response to Consultation on the Annual Return for 2018

Monday, 08 January 2018

The Commission has now published its response to the consultation

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

Articles & Blogs Employment

Employment Law - What to Expect in 2018

Friday, 05 January 2018

2017 was a significant year for employers and employees alike, with the Taylor Review offering an insight into the gig economy and the Supreme Court's momentous ruling on tribunal fees. What, then, can be expected of 2018?

Employment Law - What to Expect in 2018

Articles & Blogs Public Sector

HMRC Publishes New Briefings for VAT on Sporting Facilities

Thursday, 04 January 2018

Anyone checking the list of HMRC VAT notices on Friday 29 December 2017 may have noticed that HMRC published some briefings...

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Articles & Blogs Employment

Updated Fit for Work Guidance

Friday, 22 December 2017

In an update to the way in which the Fit for Work scheme currently operates, the Government has announced that referrals and assessments under the scheme will close.

Updated Fit for Work Guidance

Articles & Blogs Employment

When Can Employers Bypass a Recognised Trade Union and Negotiate Directly with Employees?

Friday, 22 December 2017

Following the first instance decision in Kostal UK Ltd v Dunkley and ors earlier this year, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has shed some light on what may be considered an unlawful inducement of employees to cease collective bargaining.

When Can Employers Bypass a Recognised Trade Union and Negotiate Directly with Employees?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Workers to Receive Back Pay for Minimum Wage - What Lessons Can Businesses Learn?

Friday, 22 December 2017

A recent announcement by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has named 260 employers who have been failing to pay at least minimum wage rates to their workers.

Workers to Receive Back Pay for Minimum Wage - What Lessons Can Businesses Learn?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Employment Tribunal Quarterly Statistics Show an Increase in Claims

Friday, 22 December 2017

The Ministry of Justice has published the first tribunal quarterly statistics since the abolition of tribunal fees for the period July-September 2017.

Employment Tribunal Quarterly Statistics Show an Increase in Claims

Articles & Blogs Employment

Are Disclosures Made Entirely Out of Self-Interest Protected Under Whistleblowing Provisions?

Friday, 22 December 2017

..."No" said the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in Parson v Airplus International Ltd.

Are Disclosures Made Entirely Out of Self-Interest Protected Under Whistleblowing Provisions?

Articles & Blogs Decision Makers' Brief

Top Tips When Targeted by Trolls: or…'Getting Bad Stuff Off the Internet'

Thursday, 21 December 2017

An organisation's reputation is one of its most significant assets and publicity can inevitably make or break a business.

Top Tips When Targeted by Trolls: or…'Getting Bad Stuff Off the Internet'

Articles & Blogs Brexit Decision Makers' Brief

Brexit Legislation: Trade Bill

Thursday, 21 December 2017

The government has recently published the Trade Bill which aims to preserve the UK's trade policy once it leaves the EU and ensure that the UK is able to continue trading with its trading partners on similar terms.

Brexit Legislation: Trade Bill

Articles & Blogs Decision Makers' Brief

Citizens' Rights After Brexit - What You Need to Know

Thursday, 21 December 2017

On Friday 8 December, the UK government and European Commission released a joint report on the status of the Brexit negotiations.

Citizens' Rights After Brexit - What You Need to Know

Articles & Blogs Decision Makers' Brief

3 Top Tips for Employers During Christmas Party Season

Thursday, 21 December 2017

The work Christmas party can be the event of the year, but employers should ensure they have the necessary protections in place to prevent any potential claims stemming from the behaviour of their employees during the festive proceedings.

3 Top Tips for Employers During Christmas Party Season

Articles & Blogs Public Sector

European Commission Revises Public Procurement Thresholds for 2018

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

The European Commission has released its revised procurement thresholds which apply to contracts awarded under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 and the Concession Contracts Regulations 2016.

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Articles & Blogs Brexit Employment

Citizens' Rights After Brexit - What You Need to Know

Friday, 15 December 2017

On Friday 8 December, the UK government and European Commission released a joint report on the status of the Brexit negotiations.

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