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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 Conveyancing

Should You Be Paying the 3% Stamp Duty Surcharge?

Thursday, 21 February 2019

In 2015, George Osborne introduced an additional charge of 3% on Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) for the purchase of second residential properties.

Should You Be Paying the 3% Stamp Duty Surcharge?

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family

Divorce Law - Could You End Up Supporting Your Ex-Partner for Life?

Friday, 15 February 2019

Under the law that governs divorce - the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 - the courts must consider the duration of any spousal maintenance.

Divorce and Family Law - Spousal Maintenance

Articles & Blogs Employment

What is Age Discrimination and How to Prevent it - Acas Publish Guidance

Friday, 15 February 2019

Employers and HR advisors as well as employees and job applicants may find the guidance published by Acas helpful in understanding what amounts to age discrimination, when it is likely to occur and how to prevent it.

What is Age Discrimination and How to Prevent it - Acas Publish Guidance

Articles & Blogs Brexit Data Protection

Is Your Data Ready for a 'No-Deal' Brexit?

Thursday, 21 February 2019

It now looks increasingly possible that the UK will leave the EU at the end of March without a withdrawal agreement in place. In preparation, the EEA regulators have published a notice setting out what they expect from commercial and public organisations.

No-Deal Brexit Update - ACTION REQUIRED for Data Protection Compliance

Articles & Blogs Employment

More Robust Redundancy Protection Proposed for Women and New Parents

Friday, 15 February 2019

The Government has released a consultation paper on its plans to extend the protections from redundancy and discrimination afforded to women on maternity leave...

More Robust Redundancy Protection Proposed for Women and New Parents

Articles & Blogs Employment

The UK's Largest Private Sector Equal Pay Claim is Still Ongoing

Friday, 15 February 2019

The Court of Appeal has dismissed Asda's claim that no comparisons can be made between their primarily female retail based staff and their employees working in its distribution depots who are predominantly male.

The UK's Largest Private Sector Equal Pay Claim is Still Ongoing

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Community Pharmacies Must Prepare for a New Era of GPhC Inspections

Friday, 15 February 2019

What does the GPhC's plan for unannounced inspections mean for community pharmacy?

Community Pharmacies Must Prepare for a New Era of GPhC Inspections

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

What Cases and Upcoming Changes Should Those in the HE Sector Be Aware of in 2019?

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

In this article we have selected a few of the significant cases and proposed employment law changes which will affect many employers but will be of particular interest to HEIs.

What Cases and Upcoming Changes Should Those in the HE Sector Be Aware of in 2019?

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property

Business Owners - Have You Ever Considered Selling Your Freehold?

Thursday, 07 February 2019

You may have heard the news that a well-known retailer has sold and leased back their Watford headquarters. But what exactly is a "sale and leaseback"?

Business Owners - Have You Ever Considered Selling Your Freehold?

Articles & Blogs Brexit Higher Education

What Would a 'No Deal' Brexit Mean for Universities and Their EU National Staff and Students?

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

The UK may be on course to leave the EU without a deal. What would this mean for EEA nationals working or studying in higher education?

What Would A 'No Deal' Brexit Mean for Universities and their EU National Staff and Students?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Data Breach Claims - How Much Are They Really Worth?

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

The decision of the Court of Appeal on liability in the Morrisons case could impact on universities faced with data breach/misuse of private information claims, as a result of an employee’s actions.

Data Breach Claims - How Much Are They Really Worth?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

The Morrisons Decision: New Risks for Universities?

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Many people were surprised when the Court of Appeal decided that Morrisons was liable when a rogue employee, on a frolic of his own, deliberately leaked personal data.

The Morrisons Decision: New Risks for Universities?

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

The NHS 10 Year Plan - What Does It Mean for Pharma and Pharmacists?

Friday, 08 February 2019

NHS England has published its 10 year plan for the future of the NHS. This corresponds to the extra funding (£4.5bn extra per year in real terms by 2023/2024) that it is receiving from the Government...

The NHS 10 Year Plan - What Does It Mean for Pharma and Pharmacists?

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

New £79m AI Project to Boost Detection of Diseases in Updated Sector Deal

Friday, 08 February 2019

The UK Government has published its second life sciences sector deal, updating the first from 2017. In its update, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy together with the Office for Life Sciences have underscored what was offered...

New £79m AI Project to Boost Detection of Diseases in Updated Sector Deal

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

New Pay Deal for Pharma to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance

Friday, 08 February 2019

The UK Government has published its 20 year vision and a 5 year national action plan for what the UK will do to try to contain antimicrobial resistance by 2040.

New Pay Deal for Pharma to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance