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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 Pharma & Life Sciences

The NHS 10 Year Plan - What Does It Mean for Pharma and Pharmacists?

Friday, 08 February 2019

NHS England has published its 10 year plan for the future of the NHS. This corresponds to the extra funding (£4.5bn extra per year in real terms by 2023/2024) that it is receiving from the Government...

The NHS 10 Year Plan - What Does It Mean for Pharma and Pharmacists?

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

New £79m AI Project to Boost Detection of Diseases in Updated Sector Deal

Friday, 08 February 2019

The UK Government has published its second life sciences sector deal, updating the first from 2017. In its update, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy together with the Office for Life Sciences have underscored what was offered...

New £79m AI Project to Boost Detection of Diseases in Updated Sector Deal

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

New Pay Deal for Pharma to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance

Friday, 08 February 2019

The UK Government has published its 20 year vision and a 5 year national action plan for what the UK will do to try to contain antimicrobial resistance by 2040.

New Pay Deal for Pharma to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Health Secretary Changes Focus from Cure to Prevention

Friday, 08 February 2019

Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, is looking to re-align priorities in the NHS budget. He wants to move more resource into prevention and towards primary and community services.

Health Secretary Changes Focus from Cure to Prevention

Articles & Blogs Brexit Immigration

The Impact of a 'No Deal' Brexit for Employers of EU Nationals

Monday, 11 February 2019

Following recent events in Parliament, the Prime Minister has been instructed by the House of Commons to return to the EU to try to renegotiate aspects of the Withdrawal Agreement.

The Impact of a 'No Deal' Brexit for Employers of EU Nationals

Articles & Blogs Employment

DBS Filtering Rules - Disclosure of Multiple Convictions Disproportionate

Friday, 08 February 2019

In a recent case the Supreme Court held that the DBS filtering rules, which govern whether certain criminal records information should be excluded from a DBS certificate, are too broad and an infringement on human rights.

DBS Filtering Rules - Disclosure of Multiple Convictions Disproportionate

Articles & Blogs Employment

What Are Employers’ Understanding of the Gender Pay Gap?

Friday, 08 February 2019

Regulations requiring certain employers to report on their gender pay gap (GPG) came into force in 2017.

What Are Employers’ Understanding of the Gender Pay Gap?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Hermes Introduces 'Self-Employed Plus' Status

Friday, 08 February 2019

Following on the heels of the Employment Tribunal finding that Hermes couriers were workers and therefore entitled to National Minimum Wage and paid annual leave in 2018...

Hermes Introduces 'Self-Employed Plus' Status

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

The Partnership Review: LLPs - Panacea or Placebo?

Thursday, 31 January 2019

With the recent release of Dr Nigel Watson's 'GP Partnership Review', we examine the key points raised in the report and the overall evolution of the partnership model, more importantly Limited Liability Partnerships.

The Partnership Review: LLPs - Panacea or Placebo?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Who Bears the Initial Burden of Proof in Discrimination Claims?

Friday, 01 February 2019

We previously reported the Employment Appeal Tribunal's (EAT) decision in Efobi v Royal Mail (Efobi) case, which departed from the long established principle that the claimant bears the initial burden of proof in discrimination claims.

Who Bears the Initial Burden of Proof in Discrimination Claims?

Articles & Blogs Employment

When Does an Employer Have Knowledge of an Employee's Disability?

Friday, 01 February 2019

The recent case of Lamb v The Garrard Academy highlights how complicated the question of employer knowledge around disability can be.

When Does an Employer Have Knowledge of an Employee's Disability?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Whistleblowing - What Is the "Public Interest" Test?

Friday, 01 February 2019

Since 2013, whistleblower protection has only been available to workers who reasonably believe that their disclosure is in the public interest. Can allegations by a worker that he or she has been defamed ever satisfy this test?

Whistleblowing - What Is the

Articles & Blogs Charities

Taxation of Termination Payments - Are You Getting it Right?

Friday, 01 March 2019

It is nearly a year since the rules on the taxation of termination payments for employees changed back in April 2018. The changes continue to prompt queries from our charity clients, so what do you need to know?

Taxation of Termination Payments - Are You Getting it Right?

Articles & Blogs Brexit

'No Deal' Brexit - What Does It Mean for EU Nationals?

Friday, 01 February 2019

Following recent events in parliament, the Prime Minister has been instructed by the House of Commons to return to the EU to try to renegotiate aspects of the Withdrawal Agreement.

'No Deal' Brexit - What Does It Mean for EU Nationals?

Articles & Blogs Charities Employment

Oxfam Told to Do More to Tackle Sexual Misconduct

Friday, 25 January 2019

A lack of robust policies and procedures, as well as poor implementation, have enabled an environment that permits sexual misconduct to be misunderstood...

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