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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 Independent Schools

Are paid governors the future?

Wednesday, 01 May 2024

Economic, demographic and political headwinds are presenting independent schools with a financial challenge to operate efficiently and make good commercial decisions to strengthen their positions.

Are paid governors the future?

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Gender Questioning Guidance - what does this mean for schools?

Thursday, 01 February 2024

Following the publication of the long awaited DfE guidance on 19 December 2023, we consider what the guidance says and what this means for schools supporting gender questioning children.

Gender Questioning Guidance - what does this mean for schools?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Employment Appeal Tribunal finds individual working through service company was not a worker

Friday, 26 January 2024

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has found that an individual working through a service company was neither an employee, nor a worker, in employment law.

Employment Appeal Tribunal finds individual working through service company was not a worker

Articles & Blogs Employment

Employee awarded £470,000 in compensation following dismissal for using offensive language

Friday, 26 January 2024

The Employment Tribunal has awarded compensation to an employee who was unfairly dismissed and discriminated against due to circumstances arising from his disability.

Employee awarded £470,000 in compensation following dismissal for using offensive language

Articles & Blogs Employment

EHRC responds to Government consultation on using agency staff to cover industrial action

Friday, 26 January 2024

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has responded to the Government's consultation on hiring agency staff during industrial action. The response highlights concerns about the impact of the proposal.

EHRC responds to Government consultation on using agency staff to cover industrial action

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

Procurement - get ready for the Provider Selection Regime

Thursday, 25 January 2024

The Provider Selection Regime (PSR) is a new set of rules for arranging public healthcare services in England and came into force on 1 January 2024.

Procurement - get ready for the Provider Selection Regime

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

Is your partnership agreement up to date?

Thursday, 25 January 2024

In some senses, partnership deeds are like insurance policies. If nothing ever goes wrong, you won't need it. But it's better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

Is your partnership agreement up to date?

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

Keeping your GP surgery property in order - Is your legal title in the names of current partners?

Thursday, 25 January 2024

GPs are often having to refinance their property assets or update their property documents following changes to their partnership structure. GPs can often encounter challenges as a result of important property documents not being kept in good order.

Keeping your GP surgery property in order - Is your legal title in the names of current partners?

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

Has your practice set up a limited company and are the company records up to date? Be prepared for the new legislative changes for enforcing appropriate record keeping at Companies House

Thursday, 25 January 2024

If your practice has set up a limited company, it will be registered at Companies House and these legislative changes will be relevant to you.

Has your practice set up a limited company and are the company records up to date? Be prepared for the new legislative changes for enforcing appropriate record keeping at Companies House.

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

New and updated UK clinical trial agreement templates published on IRAS

Monday, 22 January 2024

There is little room to negotiate the terms of these UK standard agreements, but sponsors should consider internal risk mitigation as part of the process.

New and updated UK clinical trial agreement templates published on IRAS

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Generative AI in life sciences to create $100bn a year of opportunities - McKinsey

Monday, 22 January 2024

AI is the buzz theme right now. It can have a huge impact on the world. Pharma and life sciences fall within that. McKinsey has identified various opportunities for the sector.

Generative AI in life sciences to create $100bn a year of opportunities - McKinsey

Articles & Blogs Employment

Settlement agreements can waive unknown future claims

Friday, 19 January 2024

The Scottish Court of Session assessed whether a settlement agreement waived an age discrimination claim which arose after the termination of employment.

Settlement agreements can waive unknown future claims

Articles & Blogs Employment

Proposed amendments to paternity leave regulations

Friday, 19 January 2024

Draft regulations will make changes to the right to take paternity leave following the birth or adoption of a child born or adopted after 6 April 2024.

Proposed amendments to paternity leave regulations

Articles & Blogs Employment

Mere passage of time did not affirm contract in constructive dismissal case

Friday, 12 January 2024

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that in some circumstances an employee's delay before their resignation will not negate the right to bring a constructive dismissal claim.

Mere passage of time did not affirm contract in constructive dismissal case

Articles & Blogs Employment

Navigating Post-Brexit employment regulations: a guide for employers

Friday, 12 January 2024

Two new important sets of regulations came into force on 1 January 2024. We take a look at the key aspects and their implications for employers.

Navigating Post-Brexit employment regulations: a guide for employers