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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 Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Automatic Unfair Dismissal and COVID-19

Friday, 13 May 2022

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that an employee who refused to attend work because of concerns about the impact of COVID-19 on his vulnerable children was not automatically unfairly dismissed.

Automatic Unfair Dismissal and COVID-19

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Information Law

Responding to Data Protection Claims - The Turning of the Tide?

Thursday, 12 May 2022

Has the tide now turned for data protection litigation? We consider the changing position and the reasons for it - which will hopefully provide all businesses with some comfort and pause for thought when responding to claims.

Responding to Data Protection Claims - The Turning of the Tide?

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Information Law

Data Protection - What's New and Upcoming? May 2022 Roundup

Thursday, 12 May 2022

Over recent years the public has become more aware of data protection rights. However, a number of recent cases indicate that the courts are taking a pragmatic approach.

Data Protection - What's New and Upcoming? May 2022 Roundup

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Information Law

Breach Reporting - A Reminder

Thursday, 12 May 2022

We are seeing more organisations contact us because they are concerned that they have suffered a data breach. Here is a breakdown of how you can avoid a similar outcome.

Breach Reporting - a Reminder

Articles & Blogs Academies & MATs

How to Manage Your School's Reputation (and Why Does it Matter?)

Thursday, 12 May 2022

A school's reputation is one of its key assets and something that must be protected. There can be grave consequences for schools that do not effectively manage their reputation and take the necessary measures to protect it.

How to Manage Your School's Reputation (and Why Does it Matter?)

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

What Does 'Contractual Exclusion of Loss of Profits' Mean? Court of Appeal Decides

Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Parties to commercial contracts often look to exclude and limit liability. Those clauses can take many forms. Parties often exclude liability for loss of profits, loss of revenue or loss of savings. But what does this mean?

What Does 'Contractual Exclusion of Loss of Profits' Mean? Court of Appeal Decides

Articles & Blogs Recruitment

Is the Non-Compete Restriction Enforceable and Making a Comeback?

Monday, 09 May 2022

The majority of recruitment business model themselves as professional service firms, regularly requiring their key staff to enter into restrictive covenants to protect their commercial client and candidate relationships after the ending of the employment.

Is the Non-Compete Restriction Enforceable and Making a Comeback?

Articles & Blogs Real Estate Real Estate

Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act - Part 2

Monday, 09 May 2022

We take a further look at the recently introduced Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022.

Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act - Part 2

Articles & Blogs Employment

Postmasters Deemed Not Workers As They Are Not Required to Render Personal Service

Friday, 06 May 2022

The Employment Tribunal focused on the requirement of 'personal service' when determining whether or not the claimants were 'workers', and if so, entitled to holiday pay.

Postmasters Deemed Not Workers As They Are Not Required to Render Personal Service

Articles & Blogs Employment

Parties Can Apply for Transcript of Tribunal Hearing Where Audio Recording Has Been Made

Friday, 06 May 2022

The question of whether transcripts of hearings should be provided to parties has been a topic of some debate in recent years.

Parties Can Apply for Transcript of Tribunal Hearing Where Audio Recording Has Been Made

Articles & Blogs Employment

Office for National Statistics Research Highlights Growing Disability Pay Gap

Friday, 06 May 2022

The ONS has published a report on the disability pay gap in the UK.

Office for National Statistics Research Highlights Growing Disability Pay Gap

Articles & Blogs Personal Injury

Where There's Blame There's a Claim - Isn't There?

Tuesday, 03 May 2022

You have all probably seen the adverts - 'If you’ve had an accident that wasn’t your fault, it is your right to claim'. Whilst that statement is not wrong, just because you have a right to claim, it does not mean you have a right to win.

Where There's Blame There's a Claim - Isn't There?

Articles & Blogs Personal Injury

What Are the Exceptions to the New Whiplash Reform?

Wednesday, 13 April 2022

The new changes are designed for injured parties to bring the claim themselves via an online portal without needing legal representation. This includes claims where liability is in dispute.

What are the Exceptions to the New Whiplash Reform?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Terrorism Exercise Was Not Harassment of Muslim Employee

Friday, 29 April 2022

A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision demonstrates a claimant's perception alone is not enough to turn conduct into harassment.

Terrorism Exercise Was Not Harassment of Muslim Employee

Articles & Blogs Employment

What Is the Importance of Comparison Pools in Indirect Discrimination Claims?

Friday, 29 April 2022

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has highlighted the importance of accurately defining comparison pools in indirect discrimination claims.

What Is the Importance of Comparison Pools in Indirect Discrimination Claims?