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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) Higher Education

State Aid - New Horizons

Thursday, 10 September 2020

State aid has become one of the tensions in the UK-EU negotiations regarding a new deal. How it plays out will have important implications for the HE sector which relies heavily on grant funding for research and innovation projects.

Points-Based Immigration System - What’s in Store For Universities?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Higher Education

Should Higher Education Institutions Ask Staff and Students to Wear Face Coverings?

Thursday, 10 September 2020

Face coverings must be used in certain circumstances or areas, public transport, when visiting hospitals and in shops, to conform to the current Government advice and regulations.

Points-Based Immigration System - What’s in Store For Universities?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Higher Education

Cyber Security Alert - Data Protection Update

Thursday, 10 September 2020

The NCSC has issued an alert to the academic sector following a spate of online attacks against UK schools, colleges and universities.

Points-Based Immigration System - What’s in Store For Universities?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Higher Education

Reopening buildings and campuses: updated government guidance

Thursday, 10 September 2020

With students returning to campus, the Government has recently updated its reopening buildings and campuses guidance.

Points-Based Immigration System - What’s in Store For Universities?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Higher Education

Positive Change and Innovative Working Practices Following Lockdown

Thursday, 10 September 2020

Whilst the lockdown has posed many challenges for working practices, we consider the positive outcomes of increased flexible working patterns and those working from home.

Positive Change and Innovative Working Practices Following Lockdown

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family Private Client

Can Similar Fact Evidence Be Used in Children Proceedings?

Monday, 07 September 2020

The case of R v P (Children: Similar Fact Evidence) [2020] EWCA Civ 1088 considered whether the mother, who objected to the father having contact with their children, could adduce evidence that the father also subjected a new partner...

Can Similar Fact Evidence Be Used in Children Proceedings?

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family

Breaking Up and Moving Out of the Family Home - What To Consider

Monday, 07 September 2020

Accepting that your relationship is over can be difficult for everyone involved. With lockdown restrictions easing, some people may consider that now would be an appropriate time to take the next steps and move out of the family home.

Breaking Up and Moving Out of the Family Home - What To Consider

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family Private Client

Adapting to the New Normal

Friday, 04 September 2020

As children return to school perhaps life will begin to feel slightly more 'normal'.

Adapting to the New Normal

Articles & Blogs Employment

Ordering Re-Engagement - When Can Employment Tribunals Get It Wrong?

Friday, 04 September 2020

In Kelly v PGA European Tour, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) found that a tribunal did not properly consider the employer's loss of trust and confidence in an employee, and erred by ordering re-engagement to an unsuitable position.

Ordering Re-Engagement - When Can Employment Tribunals Get It Wrong?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Extended Entitlement to Statutory Sick Pay to Those Advised to Self-Isolate Before Hospital Admission

Friday, 04 September 2020

On 26 August 2020, the Government introduced a further amendment to the Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) scheme when the (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) (No. 6) Regulations 2020 (Regulations) came into force.

Extended Entitlement to Statutory Sick Pay to Those Advised to Self-Isolate Before Hospital Admission

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

New Planning 'Use Classes' Now in Effect - What's Changed?

Thursday, 03 September 2020

While we do not expect to see many of the Government's "Build Build Build" Planning reforms emerging in legislation for some time yet, certain changes have come into effect on 1 September 2020.

New Planning 'Use Classes' Now in Effect - What's Changed?

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Unfair Dismissal - The Importance of Procedural Fairness

Friday, 28 August 2020

It is regrettable that from time to time within the independent schools sector, an employee may commit a criminal offence which leads to their removal from post.

Unfair Dismissal - The Importance of Procedural Fairness

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Blackbaud Data Hack - Key Issues for Schools to Consider

Friday, 28 August 2020

Schools rely on online providers for services relating to personal data now more than ever. As a leading sector supplier reveals that data was removed from its system, we ask, what does an event like this mean for the schools affected?

Blackbaud Data Hack - Key Issues for Schools to Consider

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Government Consults to Remedy Age Discrimination in Public Sector Pension Schemes

Friday, 28 August 2020

On 16 July 2020, the Government published a consultation paper setting out its proposals for remedying the age discrimination identified by the Court of Appeal in the 2018 case of McCloud.

Government Consults to Remedy Age Discrimination in Public Sector Pension Schemes