• Careers
  • Contact Us
VWV Articles & Blogs - Legal Updates and Best Practice

Articles & Blogs

Browse our law brief articles and blogs, aimed at addressing the practical implications of the latest legal developments affecting you and your organisation.

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs

Ofsted Inspection - What's New?

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

There are a number of changes relating to Ofsted that schools should be aware of this Autumn. We have outlined below a summary of the most significant changes.

Ofsted Inspection

Articles & Blogs Employment

Are Protected Conversations Always Confidential?

Friday, 11 October 2019

In this article we explore the circumstances in which 'protected conversations' can be used as evidence in an employment tribunal.

Protected Conversations

Articles & Blogs Employment

IR35 - What Can Employers Learn from the BBC Presenters Case?

Friday, 11 October 2019

The First Tier Tax tribunal has held that IR35 applied to the provision of services of three BBC presenters through their personal service companies.

IR35

Articles & Blogs Employment

Conducting Investigations - Are Changes to a Draft Report Permissible?

Friday, 11 October 2019

Whilst this will always depend on the facts of any particular matter, in a recent case the removal of evaluative conclusions from a draft investigation report did not render the dismissal unfair.

Conducting Investigations

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing

Is the Help to Buy ISA Right for First Time Buyers?

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

For first time buyers, the 2015 Help to Buy ISA was a welcome scheme. Now the scheme is set to close to new savers on 30 November 2019. We take a look at how the scheme has fared and whether it is still attractive to first time buyers.

Is the Help to Buy ISA Right for First Time Buyers?

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family

Busting the Myth of Common Law Marriage

Wednesday, 09 October 2019

The number of cohabiting couple families has increased by over 25% since 2008, and has overtaken the number of couples getting married.

Busting the Myth of Common Law Marriage

Articles & Blogs Charities

Faith Charities and Internal Disputes

Wednesday, 09 October 2019

Minority communities of all faiths are a significant presence in the commercial and cultural life of Britain.

Faith Charities and Internal Disputes

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs

Executive Pay - 14 Things Academy Trusts Should Consider

Wednesday, 09 October 2019

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has recently published guidance to support academy trusts in setting executive pay.

Calculating Pay

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs

No Holiday Pro Rating for Part Year Staff

Wednesday, 09 October 2019

The Court of Appeal has held that the use of the 12.07% multiplier as a way of meeting holiday pay entitlement for part-time staff is not legally compliant.

Holiday Pay

Articles & Blogs Employment

Employers Should Focus on Inclusion, Not Diversity

Friday, 04 October 2019

The CIPD released a report, Building inclusive workplaces last week to coincide with the start of National Inclusion Week.

Employers Should Focus on Inclusion, Not Diversity

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Is Brexit Frustrating?

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Whatever your view point on Brexit, there's an obvious answer to this question.

Is Brexit Frustrating?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Could Your Use of Employee Photos Be in Breach of GDPR?

Friday, 04 October 2019

Employers often want to use photographs and video recordings of their employees for publicity or promotion related purposes. Here, we look at some of the legal issues which may arise and how to avoid common pitfalls.

Could Your Use of Employee Photos Be in Breach of GDPR?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Employers With Contractual Redundancy Schemes Take Note

Friday, 27 September 2019

Employers offering enhancements to any statutory benefits may wish to review the terms of those schemes to ensure that it is clear how the statutory element of the payment or benefit should be dealt with.

Employers With Contractual Redundancy Schemes Take Note

Articles & Blogs Employment

Manager Massaging Junior Employee - Is It Sexual Harassment?

Friday, 27 September 2019

While unwanted conduct, a female manager massaging a male employee's shoulders was not 'related to sex' for the purpose of a harassment claim, the employment tribunals have found.

Sexual Harrassement

Articles & Blogs Employment

Are Vegetarians Protected Under Discrimination Legislation?

Friday, 27 September 2019

Employee argues that his belief in vegetarianism amounts to a religious or philosophical belief.

Are Vegetarians Protected Under Discrimination Legislation?