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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 Employment

Claim Struck Out After Claimant Discussed Case with Journalist Whilst Under Oath

Friday, 13 April 2018

In Chidzoy v BBC, the Claimant appealed a decision of the Tribunal that her claim against the BBC should be struck out on the basis that she had discussed the case with a journalist whilst under oath.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Gender Equality - 100 Years after the Suffragette Movement, Has Much Changed?

Friday, 06 April 2018

It is 100 years since the 1918 Representation of the People Act granted the right to vote to women aged over 30 in the UK and Ireland.

Gender Equality - 100 Years after the Suffragette Movement, Has Much Changed?

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

STOP PRESS: New NHS Dental Policy Booklet

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

On the 5 April 2018, NHS England published a new Policy Book for Primary Dental Services.

Charity Commission Publishes Response on Annual Return 2018 - VWV Charity Law

Articles & Blogs Charities Independent Schools

STOP PRESS: Charities Urged to Review Safeguarding Arrangements

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

As safeguarding concerns reach unprecedented levels, what does the Charity Commission's recent focus mean for you and your charity?

Charities Urged to Review Safeguarding Arrangements

Articles & Blogs Property Litigation

Ministry Launches Consultation About Unauthorised Development and Encampments

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has this week published a consultation on powers for dealing with unauthorised development and encampments.

Ministry Launches Consultation About Unauthorised Development and Encampments

Articles & Blogs Employment

New Report on Sexual Harassment - 10 Key Recommendations for Employers

Friday, 06 April 2018

The Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published a new report, detailing how employers have failed to communicate to employees their policies on sexual harassment, to properly support victims and...

Ending Sexual Harassment

Articles & Blogs Employment

Can a Historic Breach of Contract Be Used to Support a Claim of Constructive Dismissal?

Friday, 06 April 2018

The answer is "it depends". In a recent case, the tribunals confirmed that historic stand-alone breaches of contract could not be used to support a "final straw" argument, where the final straw on its own was not enough for the claim to succeed.

Employment Law

Articles & Blogs Employment

What Does Gender Pay Gap Reporting Reveal?

Friday, 06 April 2018

Much has been reported in the news over the past week about the Gender Pay Gap. With the deadline having now passed for organisations employing over 250 employees to publish their pay gap data, what do the results tell us?

Gender Pay

Articles & Blogs Employment

Discrimination Claims - Injury to Feelings Compensation Set to Rise from 6 April

Friday, 06 April 2018

The Presidents of the Employment Tribunals in England & Wales and Scotland have published new guidance on award levels for compensation for injury to feelings and psychiatric injury.

Discrimination

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property Healthcare

STOP PRESS: GP Premises Costs Directions Update - 2018 Premises Review

Thursday, 05 April 2018

The BMA have reported that the 2018/19 GMS (and PMS) contract negotiations secured key changes to the much anticipated new Premises Costs Directions (PCD).

Charity Commission Publishes Response on Annual Return 2018 - VWV Charity Law

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Trying to Avoid Care Home Fees? Why You Should Think Twice

Wednesday, 04 April 2018

Care home fees are a big worry for many older people. If you hope to pass on wealth to your children, you may be concerned that your savings or even your home may be used to pay for your care if you become ill or incapacitated.

Trying to Avoid Care Home Fees? Why You Should Think Twice - VWV Private Client blog

Articles & Blogs Healthcare Partnerships & LLPs

Has Your Partnership Set Up a Limited Company? - Why You Need to Check Your Registered Shareholders Today

Tuesday, 03 April 2018

Has your Practice set up a Limited Company? Perhaps to limit your liability or own the freehold to your premises?

Charity Commission Publishes Response on Annual Return 2018 - VWV Charity Law

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

The CQC - The Fit and Proper Persons Requirement for Directors - Updated Guidance and Background

Tuesday, 03 April 2018

On 25 January 2018 the CQC issued updated guidance on the Fit and Proper Persons Requirement (FPPR) for Directors. This note explains how the requirement applies to healthcare providers operating as limited companies.

Charity Commission Publishes Response on Annual Return 2018 - VWV Charity Law

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

Inquests - An Insight for Care Providers

Tuesday, 03 April 2018

Inquests can be a difficult and stressful experience for all concerned, requiring careful preparation and a considered approach throughout. In this article, we set out some useful guidance for care providers.

Charity Commission Publishes Response on Annual Return 2018 - VWV Charity Law

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

Stephen Hawking's NHS Judicial Review Receives a Cost Boost

Tuesday, 03 April 2018

Professor Stephen Hawking was a vocal champion of the NHS, and had been battling with the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt over the future of the NHS. He had stated that he would not have had such a long life without the NHS.

Charity Commission Publishes Response on Annual Return 2018 - VWV Charity Law