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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 Charities Employment

Employment Status - Key Indicators

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

From a legal perspective people can provide their services in three ways...

Employment Status - Key Indicators

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Putting a Price on Privacy

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

As our lives become increasingly digitalised, thousands of organisations hold and process personal information about individuals every day.

Litigation - Dispute Resolution

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Facebook, Data Protection and Model Clauses - Is the Safe Transfer Mechanism of Data to Countries Outside of Europe Heading for the Rocks?

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) is to be asked to rule on the validity of standard contract clauses.

Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Government Supports Booming Regenerative Medicine

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

The UK government has expressed its support for the development of regenerative medicine, in responding to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee Inquiry into Regenerative Medicine.

Government Supports Booming Regenerative Medicine

Articles & Blogs Brexit Pharma & Life Sciences

EMA Decides on Amsterdam for New Post-Brexit HQ

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

The European Medicines Agency will be relocating from London to Amsterdam, the European Council has decided.

EMA Decides on Amsterdam for New Post-Brexit HQ

Articles & Blogs Corporate

Share Purchase Agreements: The Importance of Complying With Notice Provisions

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

A share purchase agreement is the key document in a corporate transaction as it sets out the terms that have been agreed by the buyer and the seller for the purchase of the target company by the buyer.

Corporate Law

Articles & Blogs Employment

Government Announces Increase of Benefit Payments

Friday, 08 December 2017

The government has announced plans to increase a number of statutory benefit payments as of April 2018.

Government Announces Increase of Benefit Payments

Articles & Blogs Employment

Outsourced Workers - Are Their Rights About to Be Extended?

Friday, 08 December 2017

Currently workers who are outsourced are unable to collectively bargain with the user of their services, the so-called 'de facto employer'.

Outsourced Workers - Are Their Rights About to Be Extended?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Which Party Bears the Initial Burden of Proof in a Discrimination Claim?

Friday, 08 December 2017

In a recent case, the Court of Appeal has restored the burden of proof orthodoxy and confirmed that it is for the claimant to prove facts from which an inference of discrimination can be drawn before the burden of proof shifts to the respondent.

Which Party Bears the Initial Burden of Proof in a Discrimination Claim?

Articles & Blogs Employment

New ACAS Guidance on Sexual Harassment, Pregnancy and Maternity Discrimination

Friday, 08 December 2017

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) has published new guidance regarding sexual harassment at work, and also pregnancy and maternity discrimination.

New ACAS Guidance on Sexual Harassment, Pregnancy and Maternity Discrimination

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Independent Schools

Does Your School Know How to Carry Out a Data Protection Impact Assessment?

Wednesday, 06 December 2017

Accountability is a term frequently used in the context of preparations for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will apply from 25 May 2018. This is because the GDPR not only requires compliance but a demonstration of that compliance.

Does Your School Know How to Carry Out a Data Protection Impact Assessment?

Articles & Blogs Charities Independent Schools

New Guidance for Reporting Serious Incidents - What's Changing?

Wednesday, 06 December 2017

The Charity Commission has issued new guidance on what a serious incident is and what governors must report.

New Guidance for Reporting Serious Incidents - What's Changing?

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Independent Schools

How Does Data Protection Affect Your Handling of Serious Incidents?

Wednesday, 06 December 2017

Every once in while unexpected and unfortunate events occur. These can range from parental complaints to allegations of abuse. Data protection is increasingly becoming part of your management of these incidents.

How Does Data Protection Affect Your Handling of Serious Incidents?

Articles & Blogs Charities Independent Schools

Charitable Independent Schools - Should You Pay Your Governors?

Wednesday, 06 December 2017

Charities carry out some of the most important work in society and operate in ever more technical and heavily regulated fields.

Charitable Independent Schools - Should You Pay Your Governors?

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs

Is the Level of Senior Leaders' Pay Appropriate in Academy Trusts?

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

We have recently seen increased scrutiny of senior executive pay across the public sector (particularly in relation to the remuneration awarded to some university vice chancellors).

Is the Level of Senior Leaders' Pay Appropriate in Academy Trusts?