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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 Family Business

"Don't Go Breaking My Heart" - Protecting Your Family Property

Monday, 05 November 2018

This is the third and final article in our series that identifies some of the potential pitfalls that may arise when leasing a property to a tenant.


Articles & Blogs Employment

The Budget - What's on the Horizon for Employment?

Friday, 02 November 2018

The Budget, announced on 29 October 2018, contained some measures which are of interest to employers. We've picked three of the most significant changes for employers and will keep you updated in relation to their progress.

The Budget - What's on the Horizon for Employment?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Morrisons Supermarket Vicariously Liable for Data Breach Committed by its Employee

Friday, 02 November 2018

In WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants, the employee disclosed the personal information of around 100,000 fellow employees on the internet.

Morrisons Supermarket Vicariously Liable for Data Breach Committed by its Employee

Articles & Blogs Employment

Court of Appeal Grants Injunction to Protect the Privacy of Parties to a Non-Disclosure Agreement

Friday, 02 November 2018

In ABC & Others v Telegraph Media Group Limited, the CoA has granted an interim injunction preventing the Daily Telegraph from printing details of alleged 'discreditable conduct' by a senior executive.

Court of Appeal Grants Injunction to Protect the Privacy of Parties to a Non-Disclosure Agreement

Articles & Blogs Employment

Employees Can Be Personally Liable for a Whistleblowing Dismissal

Friday, 02 November 2018

In Timis v Osipov the Court of Appeal has held that two non-executive directors were jointly and vicariously liable with their employer for compensation totalling over £2 million.

Employees Can Be Personally Liable for a Whistleblowing Dismissal

Articles & Blogs Employment

Calling a Colleague a "Fat Ginger Pikey" at Work Was Not Harassment

Friday, 02 November 2018

At least it wasn't on the facts in Evans v Xactly Corporation Limited.

Calling a Colleague a

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

New Indemnity Insurance Arrangements? Watch Out!

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

GP practices will be aware that their medical indemnity costs are going to be covered for them from 1 April 2019. This is a welcome move and will certainly save costs for partners.

New Indemnity Insurance Arrangements? Watch Out!

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

Property Hot Topic - Documenting Your Property Arrangements

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

In this series of articles, VWV Property Litigator, Philip Sheppard, shares key property issues that often affect the healthcare sector including what to be aware of, the key warning signs and how to avoid problems.

Property Hot Topic - Documenting Your Property Arrangements

Articles & Blogs Construction

How to Avoid Duplication of Payment for the Same Loss

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Mrs Justice O'Farrell's recent judgment (June 2018) in Office Depot International (UK) Ltd v UBS Asset Management (UK) Ltd and others [2018] EWHC 1494 (TCC) provides a stern and salutary warning to those who provide collateral warranties to third parties.

How to Avoid Duplication of Payment for the Same Loss

Articles & Blogs Property Litigation

Warning for Landlords Consenting to Tenants' Prohibited Works

Friday, 26 October 2018

Is a landlord in breach of covenant for waiving a lease covenant which it was obliged to enforce?

Warning for Landlords Consenting to Tenants' Prohibited Works

Articles & Blogs Employment

Latest ACAS and Employment Tribunal Statistics Show Rise in Claims

Friday, 26 October 2018

The number of Early Conciliation notifications received has gone up by 53% on last year, whilst the number of single claims lodged with employment tribunals has increased by 165%.

Latest ACAS and Employment Tribunal Statistics Show Rise in Claims

Articles & Blogs Employment

Immigration - Process to Become More Applicant Friendly but Also More Costly

Friday, 26 October 2018

The government has announced a series of changes to the Immigration Rules coming into force on 1 November 2018.

Immigration Law

Articles & Blogs Employment

Are Agency Workers Entitled to Equal Pay with Comparable Permanent Employees?

Friday, 26 October 2018

Unclear provisions concerning hours of work in agency worker contracts allowed for equal pay claims with reference to comparable permanent employees of the hirer.

Equal Pay Claims

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs

Reminder: New Academies Financial Handbook 2018 - 7 Things You Need to Be Aware of

Monday, 22 October 2018

The new Academies Financial Handbook came into effect on 1 September 2018. How is it affecting academies?

Academies Finances

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs

Keep Up to Date with Safer Recruitment Changes

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Following the publication of the new version of Keeping Children Safe in Education on 3 September 2018 we have produced a Safer Recruitment Update...

Academies OnStream