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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 Public Sector

Housing Delivery Test - What Local Authorities Need to Know

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

The revised National Planning Policy Framework was introduced in July 2018, replacing the NPPF 2012. One of the key additions under the revised NPPF was the Housing Delivery Test...

Housing Delivery Test - What Local Authorities Need to Know

Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Section 3 and the Duty to Consult

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Section 3 ("S.3") of the Local Government Act 1999 requires local authorities to make 'arrangements' to secure continuous improvement in the way their functions are exercised, and to consult about how to do so.

Section 3 and the Duty to Consult

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs

Mental Health in Schools - Creating Supportive Environments

Monday, 17 December 2018

New Department for Education (DfE) guidance has been published on your responsibilities in supporting and promoting positive mental health for pupils.

Mental Health

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs

What Can Schools Do to Support Transgender Pupils?

Monday, 17 December 2018

Schools are increasingly dealing with requests by pupils to be recognised as transgender.

Supporting Transgender Pupils

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs

GDPR - Six Months on, What Have We Learnt?

Monday, 17 December 2018

We look at the key data protection issues that academy trusts have been facing since the new data protection regime came into force in May.

Data Protection

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs

Updated DfE Guidance for Academies

Monday, 17 December 2018

Are you considering making changes to your academy? Or are you a church school converting to academy status? If so, you will need to be aware of the recent changes to the Department for Education (DfE) guidance.

Academy Conversion

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs

Four Key Points to Take Away from the New Serious Incident Reporting Guidance

Monday, 17 December 2018

In October 2018, the Charity Commission published new guidance on safeguarding and serious incident reporting, following previous guidance published in Autumn 2017.

Incident Reporting

Articles & Blogs Real Estate Construction

New Cladding Ban Regulations for Landlords

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

A new amendment to the Building Regulations is coming into force on 21 December.

New Cladding Ban Regulations for Landlords

Articles & Blogs Employment

Updated Minimum Wage Guidance - Unpaid Work Trials Inclusion

Friday, 14 December 2018

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) has published updated guidance for employers on calculating national minimum wage which includes guidance on unpaid work trials.

Updated Minimum Wage Guidance - Unpaid Work Trials Inclusion

Articles & Blogs Employment

Deliveroo Riders Fail Appeal to the High Court

Friday, 14 December 2018

It is twice unlucky for Deliveroo riders in their 'gig economy' worker status challenge.

Deliveroo Riders Fail Appeal to the High Court

Articles & Blogs Employment

Employment Tribunal Reform to Claims

Friday, 14 December 2018

The Employment Tribunal National User Group announces additional full time salaried judges to combat the rise in claims filed.

Employment Tribunal Reform to Claims

Articles & Blogs Family Business

Enjoy the Christmas Festivities... But Not Too Much!

Thursday, 13 December 2018

You have worked harmoniously with your family all year, so what better way of celebrating than holding a Christmas party for your family and colleagues?

Christmas Party

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Deeds of Variation - What Are They and When Can They Be Used?

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Those of us who draft Wills for a living are used to inserting the words "last Will" into the Wills that we draft. But a last Will is not necessarily the final word on how an estate will devolve on the testator's death.

Deeds of Variation - What Are They and When Can They Be Used?

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Can You Use an Electronic Signature on a Legal Document?

Thursday, 13 December 2018

There has long been confusion about whether legally binding documents can be signed electronically. The Law Commission is attempting to answer this question once and for all with a new consultation looking into the electronic execution of documents.

Can You Use an Electronic Signature on a Legal Document?

Articles & Blogs Private Client

The EU Succession Regulation - Recent Developments

Thursday, 13 December 2018

We look back at the recent developments since the EU Succession Regulation (or Brussels IV as it is also known) came into force, with the intention of harmonising estate administration across the European Union.

The EU Succession Regulation - Recent Developments