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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 Corporate

A Spring Clean at Companies House

Monday, 11 January 2021

In 2019, the Government commissioned a review on company regulation, corporate transparency and Companies House. The review has identified some key changes which could be made to how new and existing companies are administered and regulated.

 A Spring Clean at Companies House

Articles & Blogs Brexit Pharma & Life Sciences

New UK-EU Deal - What Does It Mean for Life Sciences?

Monday, 11 January 2021

Well, it finally happened. After months of complex negotiations and stand-offs that took Europe to the brink and back, the EU and UK finally agreed a trade and co-operation deal on Christmas Eve.

New UK-EU Deal - What Does It Mean for Life Sciences?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Blackbaud Data Hack - Key Issues for Higher Education Institutions to Consider

Monday, 11 January 2021

Universities rely on online providers for services relating to personal data now more than ever.

Blackbaud Data Hack - Key Issues for Higher Education Institutions to Consider

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Brexit and Data Protection - What Do Universities Need to Do Now?

Monday, 11 January 2021

One of the biggest mysteries (for data protection lawyers at least), was what would happen to personal data transfers from the EEA to the UK after we left the EU. What does the Brexit deal mean for data protection compliance?

Brexit and Data Protection - What Do Universities Need to Do Now?

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Information Law

Data Protection in 2021 - 5 Trends We're Expecting This Year

Friday, 08 January 2021

A new year often comes with new developments to track and fresh challenges for individuals and organisations to overcome. What can we expect from the next 12 months?

Data Protection in 2021 - 5 Trends We're Expecting This Year

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Stamp Duty Land Tax 'Holiday' - Time's Running Out

Tuesday, 05 January 2021

To help the economy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, a Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) 'holiday' increases the SDLT threshold to £500,000 for property sales in England and Northern Ireland until 31 March 2021.

Stamp Duty Land Tax 'Holiday' - Time's Running Out

Articles & Blogs Brexit Procurement Public Sector

Procurement, State Aid, and the Brexit Transition - What Happens Now?

Monday, 04 January 2021

For contracting authorities and suppliers bidding for public sector contracts, the procurement rules remain largely unchanged, at least for the moment.

Procurement, State Aid, and the Brexit Transition - What Happens Now?

Articles & Blogs Brexit Data Protection Information Law

Brexit and Data Protection - What Do UK Organisations Need to Do Now?

Friday, 08 January 2021

One of the biggest mysteries (for data protection lawyers at least), was what would happen to personal data transfers from the EEA to the UK after we leave the EU.

Brexit and Data Protection - What Do UK Organisations Need to Do Now?

Articles & Blogs Charities

Charities, Christmas and Cause-Related Marketing - Commercial Participators

Friday, 18 December 2020

At this time of year many of us are busy buying gifts for friends and family. It is an added bonus when the price of the gift includes a payment to a good cause.

Charities, Christmas and Cause-Related Marketing - Commercial Participators

Articles & Blogs Brexit

Brexit - Our New Relationship with the European Union

Monday, 04 January 2021

If 31 January 2020 marked the legal end of the UK's membership of the European Union, 31 December 2020 marks the practical end.

Brexit - Our New Relationship with the European Union

Articles & Blogs Charities Employment

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) to Be Extended Until the End of April 2021

Thursday, 17 December 2020

The Government announced in October that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the CJRS), which was due to end on 31 October, was to be extended until 31 March 2021. It has since announced a further extension until the end of April 2021.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) to Be Extended Until the End of April 2021

Articles & Blogs Contentious Probate Private Client

Wills Can Now Be Witnessed on Video Calls, But Beware the Pitfalls

Wednesday, 23 December 2020

This autumn, the Government amended the Wills Act 1837 in response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Wills Can Now Be Witnessed on Video Calls, But Beware the Pitfalls

Articles & Blogs Charities

Where There's a Will There's a Way (To Calculate Inheritance Tax)

Thursday, 17 December 2020

Charitable legacies are exempt from Inheritance Tax charges (IHT) in estates where IHT charges apply.

Where There's a Will There's a Way (To Calculate Inheritance Tax)

Articles & Blogs Private Client Tax

Possible Capital Gains Tax Changes on the Horizon - What Could This Mean?

Wednesday, 23 December 2020

If the recommendations of a recent report by the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) are adopted, more people may have to pay capital gains tax (CGT) when they dispose of assets.

Possible Capital Gains Tax Changes on the Horizon - What Could This Mean?

Articles & Blogs Charities

The Theosophical Society in England Has Been Granted Charitable Status

Thursday, 17 December 2020

The Charity Commission recently published its decision to register the Theosophical Society in England, which applied for charitable status on 29 July 2015.

The Theosophical Society in England Has Been Granted Charitable Status