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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.

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Business Relief - Will Your Business Qualify?

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Business Relief (BR) previously known as Business Property Relief, has for many years been one of the most useful and versatile reliefs available to individuals who wish to reduce their inheritance tax liability, relating to lifetime gifts and on death.

Business Relief - Will Your Business Qualify?

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

High Court Rules on Innocent Party's Dilemma

Monday, 10 December 2018

A commercial contract often sits in the drawer until it is needed...

High Court Rules on Innocent Party's Dilemma - Should it Terminate a Contract or Preserve its Business?

Articles & Blogs Brexit Pharma & Life Sciences

Novartis Grimsby Closure Sees 400 Pharma Jobs Go - But Denies Brexit Link

Monday, 10 December 2018

Novartis has announced the closure by 2020 of its manufacturing plant in Grimsby, leading to the loss of 400 jobs.

Novartis Grimsby Closure Sees 400 Pharma Jobs Go - But Denies Brexit Link

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Should MP's Extend Patent Protection to Counter Antimicrobial Resistance?

Monday, 10 December 2018

The lack of new antibiotics poses one of the gravest threats to healthcare with a lack of new medicines coming through.

Should MP's Extend Patent Protection to Counter Antimicrobial Resistance?

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Political Declaration on Post-Brexit Future Positive for Pharma - But What Does it Mean for You?

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

The UK Government and European Commission have published the draft text on a future relationship post-Brexit.

Political Declaration on Post-Brexit Future Positive for Pharma - But What Does it Mean for You?

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Drug Substitutability Case - Could This Be Another Option Following a No-Deal Brexit?

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

The recent NHS win against drug companies Bayer and Novartis could save the NHS hundreds of millions of pounds and will impact on the treatments available and chosen for NHS users in the future.

Drug Substitutability Case - Could This Be Another Option Following a No-Deal Brexit?

Articles & Blogs Corporate

Is Your Shareholders' Agreement Clear?

Friday, 07 December 2018

A recent case in the High Court has highlighted the importance of drafting contracts clearly and ensuring that the provisions are similarly understood by all parties.

Is Your Shareholders' Agreement Clear?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Can an Employer Dismiss When an Employee is Entitled to Long-Term Disability Benefits?

Friday, 07 December 2018

Will an employer breach the contract of employment if they dismiss an employee who is entitled to long term disability benefits? The Employment Appeal Tribunal has considered this issue in Awan v ICTS UK Ltd.

Can an Employer Dismiss When an Employee is Entitled to Long-Term Disability Benefits?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Thriving at Work? Voluntary Reporting on Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing

Friday, 07 December 2018

Following on from the October 2017 report "Thriving at work: the Stephenson/Farmer review of mental health and employers", the Department for Work and Pensions and the Department of Health and Social Care have published a framework to support employers...

Thriving at Work? Voluntary Reporting on Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Disability Discrimination - Further Loosening of the Causal Link

Thursday, 06 December 2018

The Scottish Employment Appeal Tribunal recently confirmed that "the causal connection between the something that causes unfavourable treatment and the disability may involve several links depending on the facts of a particular case".

Disability Discrimination - Further Loosening of the Causal Link

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

New Guidance on Student Discipline

Wednesday, 05 December 2018

In October 2018, the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA) published guidance on the creation of student disciplinary procedures and handling individual cases.

New Guidance on Student Discipline

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

University Real Estate: Much More Than Just Property

Wednesday, 05 December 2018

“Buy land, they’re not making it anymore,” is as true today as it was in Mark Twain’s world...

University Real Estate: Much More Than Just Property

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

​Tax-Saving Opportunities For GPs From The 2018 Budget

Tuesday, 04 December 2018

The autumn budget introduced a change that will significantly benefit any GP practice planning to undertake building works to their premises. This is the increase of the Annual Investment Allowance from £200,000 to £1,000,000 until December 2020.

​Tax-Saving Opportunities For GPs From The 2018 Budget

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

Property Hot Topic - Prohibitions on Property Dealings

Tuesday, 04 December 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 - Prohibitions on Property Dealings