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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 Higher Education

The Best and Worst of Times

Friday, 21 September 2018

How can HEIs best support students through their transition to higher education?

The Best and Worst of Times - VWV Law Firm Higher Education blog

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

NPA Loses Pharmacy Cuts Case, But Is the Future Brighter?

Monday, 17 September 2018

It has not been an easy couple of years for community pharmacy with big cuts to its funding announced by the Government in December 2015.

NPA Loses Pharmacy Cuts Case, But Is the Future Brighter?

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

New Breakthrough for Early Cancer Detection Test, Years Before Disease Develops

Monday, 17 September 2018

Scientists are hailing an exciting new blood test to detect cancers, years before the disease develops.

New Breakthrough for Early Cancer Detection Test, Years Before Disease Develops

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

New Accelerated Access Collaborative Chair Enthuses over Fast Track Medicines

Monday, 17 September 2018

Lord Ara Darzi, the new Chair of the Accelerated Access Collaborative, is enthusiastically looking forward to the opportunities for fast track medicines and medical technologies from the scheme.

New Accelerated Access Collaborative Chair Enthuses over Fast Track Medicines

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Deliberate Use of Data for Another Purpose Breached "Good Faith"

Monday, 17 September 2018

In the case of Health and Case Management Ltd v The Physiotherapy Network Ltd ("H" v "T"), the High Court has ruled on the meaning of a contract involving "good faith".

Deliberate Use of Data for Another Purpose Breached

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

"No Deal Brexit" - What Must Pharma Do to Prepare?

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

As the clock keeps ticking towards Brexit on 29 March 2019 ("Brexit Date"), there is continued uncertainty. Will there be a deal or no deal? What are the implications? Businesses across the board are struggling to know what to do.


Articles & Blogs Procurement

STOP PRESS: Deal or No Deal - Public Procurement

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

The latest guidance note issued by the UK government in the event of a 'no deal ' Brexit relates to the practical implications for the public sector in relation to the current UK procurement rules.

STOP PRESS: Deal or No Deal - Public Procurement

Articles & Blogs Employment

New Immigration Schemes Proposed to Improve Competitiveness of UK Industries After Brexit

Friday, 14 September 2018

With a new White Paper on immigration anticipated in the coming weeks, are there signs that the government will soften its previously tough stance on immigration?

New Immigration Schemes Proposed to Improve Competitiveness of UK Industries After Brexit

Articles & Blogs Public Sector

State Aid - Deal or No Deal

Thursday, 20 September 2018

The Government is publishing a series of technical notes setting out proposals for regulating state aid in the event that 'no deal' is reached with the European Union on the terms under which the UK will exit the European Union.

State Aid - Deal or No Deal

Articles & Blogs Employment

Are Documents Created During an Internal Investigation Privileged?

Friday, 14 September 2018

This is an important question for all employers who are undertaking internal investigations, whether they are carrying out the investigation themselves or commissioning others to do it.

Are Documents Created During an Internal Investigation Privileged?

Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Information Law Round Up - September 2018

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Three months after 25 May, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) continues to publish refreshed guidance on implementing the nuances of the new Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA '18) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Information Law Round Up - September 2018

Articles & Blogs Employment

Can an Employer Search an Employees Mobile Phone to Protect Confidential Information?

Friday, 14 September 2018

The High Court, in the recently reported decision of Richmond v Selecta Systems Limited, has found that, to protect the company's interests, an employer who had a reasonable suspicion that an employee had openly taken confidential information...

Can an Employer Search an Employee's Mobile Phone to Protect Confidential Information?

Articles & Blogs Public Sector

The Public Sector Equality Duty, the Duty to Consult and Cuts to Budgets

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

On 3 August the High Court sitting in Bristol handed down judgement in a judicial review brought by parents in Bristol about the City Council's proposed reduction of approximately £5 million to the 'high needs block' special education needs (SEN) budget.

The Public Sector Equality Duty

Articles & Blogs Public Sector

When Is an Abnormally Low Tender (ALT) Not an ALT?

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

The case of SRCL Ltd v National Health Service Commissioning Board illustrates how a challenge based on a contracting authority's perceived breach of Regulation 69 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 must take into account...

When Is an Abnormally Low Tender (ALT) Not an ALT?

Articles & Blogs Employment

New ACAS Guidance on Employment References

Friday, 07 September 2018

Many employers may find the rules around employment references tricky to navigate. What should be included? Does a reference need to be provided? Can you give a bad reference?

New ACAS Guidance on Employment References