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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 Healthcare Private Client

How Your Will Is Impacted by Ownership of Partnership Premises

Monday, 23 August 2021

The terms of your Will might interact with the way in which you own your share of a partnership premises, as illustrated in this must-read article for healthcare professionals.

How Your Will Is Impacted by Ownership of Partnership Premises

Articles & Blogs Corporate

Takeover of Ultra Electronics Holdings plc by Private Equity-Backed Cobham - CMA Calls for Comments by the Public

Thursday, 19 August 2021

The agreed takeover of Ultra Electronics Holdings plc ('Ultra') by Cobham Group Holdings Ltd ('Cobham') has been referred by Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng on national security grounds to the Competition and Markets Authority (the 'CMA').

Takeover of Ultra Electronics Holdings plc by Private Equity-Backed Cobham - CMA Calls for Comments by the Public

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

Integrated Care System - Health and Social Care Bill Update

Thursday, 19 August 2021

Further to the publication of the DHSC's Health and Social Care White Paper earlier this year, the Health and Social Care Bill was put before Parliament in early July which would put the proposed changes on a legislative footing.

Integrated Care System - Health and Social Care Bill Update

Articles & Blogs Healthcare IR35

IR35 for Community Pharmacists - The Latest Position

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

What is the impact of the latest IR35 regulations on community pharmacists? Michael Delaney examines this topic in more depth.

New GB-NI Pharma Arrangements - VWV Client Provides Innovative Solution

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Business Lasting Powers of Attorney - Risk Management for Your Business

Tuesday, 17 August 2021

What would happen to your business if you became critically ill, ended up on life support due to a serious accident or illness, suffered a mental breakdown, or were diagnosed with dementia?

Business Lasting Powers of Attorney  - Risk Management for Your Business

Articles & Blogs Employment IR35

IR35 Q&A - Overseas Contractors

Wednesday, 08 September 2021

In this briefing we deal with some common questions about whether or not the new Off-Payroll Regulations, commonly known as IR35, apply to the engagement of overseas contractors.

IR35 Q&A - Overseas Contractors

Articles & Blogs Employment IR35

Are Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) Caught by IR35?

Tuesday, 17 August 2021

Changes to the Off-Payroll Regulations, commonly known as IR35, came into force on 6 April 2021 and could potentially affect the position of NEDs who are also providing services through their intermediary companies to the hirer company.

Are Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) Caught by IR35?

Articles & Blogs Employment Recruitment

What Hirers Are Exempt from the Off Payroll Regulations Introduced on the 6th April 2021?

Friday, 13 August 2021

Many hirers wishing to continue engaging workers providing them services via a personal service company or intermediary are confused as to whether they are exempt from the Off Payroll Working Regulations or IR35 that came into force on 6th April 2021.

What Hirers Are Exempt from the Off Payroll Regulations Introduced on the 6th April 2021?

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Focus on Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021

Friday, 06 August 2021

We highlighted in our most recent Schools Law Brief the publication of KCSIE 2021 which comes into effect on 1 September.

Focus on Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

The Impact of the Stamp Duty Holiday - What Do You Need to Know?

Monday, 16 August 2021

The stamp duty holiday has been well-publicised and the end of June 2021 signified the end of arguably the most significant Stamp Duty relief to date.

The Impact of the Stamp Duty Holiday - What Do You Need to Know?

Articles & Blogs Academies & MATs

KCSIE 2021 Comes into Effect on 1 September

Friday, 13 August 2021

The widespread acknowledgment that many have suffered abuse without reporting it, has resulted in a new mantra from this year's edition, which can be simply summarised as 'see something, say something'.

KCSIE 2021 Comes into Effect on 1 September

Articles & Blogs Employment

Employee Not Considered Disabled In Disability Discrimination Case

Friday, 13 August 2021

In a recent case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that the Tribunal did not err in law in concluding that employee, Mr Seccombe, was not disabled or, if he was, that his employer did not have knowledge of that disability.

Employee Not Considered Disabled In Disability Discrimination Case

Articles & Blogs Employment

Unfair Dismissal Due to Failure to Consider Furloughing Employee

Friday, 13 August 2021

An Employment Tribunal has held that an employer's failure to consider furloughing an employee, who was instead made redundant, made the employee's dismissal unfair.

Unfair Dismissal Due to Failure to Consider Furloughing Employee

Articles & Blogs Employment

Is Protecting Pay a Reasonable Adjustment?

Friday, 13 August 2021

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that it was not a reasonable adjustment to continue to pay an employee their previous higher teacher rate after being moved to the lower paid role of cover supervisor because of their disability.

Is Protecting Pay a Reasonable Adjustment?

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

UK Government Unveils New Vision to Lead Changed World in Life Sciences

Thursday, 12 August 2021

The UK Government has unveiled its new Life Sciences Vision to replace and build on the 2017 Life Sciences Industrial Strategy.

UK Government Unveils New Vision to Lead Changed World in Life Sciences