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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 Charities

Safeguarding - What Charities Should Know

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Safeguarding duties affect a broad range of charities - make sure you know what your duties are


Articles & Blogs Charities

Charity News Speed-Read

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Bite-sized charity news, including public warnings and the new fundraising regulator


Articles & Blogs Charities

Useful Lessons from the Charity Commission

Thursday, 15 September 2016

We reveal lessons from recent reports, including the importance of financial resilience and careful management of conflicts of interests, and an almshouse charity successfully updating its governing document by scheme


Articles & Blogs Charities

Social Investment - New Power or Trap for the Unwary?

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Why charities need to understand what a social investment looks like


Articles & Blogs Charities

Useful Reminder on Annual Leave Entitlement and Periods of Sickness

Thursday, 15 September 2016

What happens if a worker is unable to use their annual leave owing to sick leave?


Articles & Blogs Employment

Closing the Gender Pay Gap in the Public Sector - Consultation Launched

Friday, 26 August 2016

Gender pay gap reporting is being introduced for the private and voluntary sectors.


Articles & Blogs Employment

New Apprenticeship System - are you aware of the changes?

Friday, 26 August 2016

The government want to encourage more and better quality apprenticeships with a view to boosting the skills of the workforce and economic productivity.


Articles & Blogs Employment

I Don’t want your Job, I want Compensation for Discrimination

Friday, 26 August 2016

Does a job applicant whose intention is to seek compensation for discrimination, rather than to actually get the job, fall within the scope of the Equal Treatment Directive and related Framework Directive (the Directives)?


Articles & Blogs Employment

Complex and Frequently Manipulated - Reform of the Tax Rules Concerning Termination Payments

Friday, 19 August 2016

On 10 August 2016, the government published its response to the recent consultation regarding income tax and the National Insurance contributions (NIC) treatment of termination payments.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Publication of Final Gender Pay Gap Regulations Delayed

Friday, 19 August 2016

The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Information) Regulations 2016 (the Regulations) were expected to be published this summer and come into force on 1 October 2016.


Articles & Blogs Employment

In what circumstances can employment tribunal claims be struck out?

Friday, 19 August 2016

Two recent cases heard in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) illustrate why it is sometimes difficult to successfully convince an employment tribunal that the other side's claims should be struck out.


Articles & Blogs Employment

5 Things to Learn from Public Concern at Work's Update on Whistleblowing

Friday, 12 August 2016

Public Concern at Work (PCAW), a charity established to look into whistleblowing issues in the workplace, has issued a review of its work between 2011 and 2015.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Tribunals Can Increase Injury to Feelings Awards in Line with Inflation

Friday, 12 August 2016

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has upheld an injury to feelings award of £14,000 for sexual harassment.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Employee v the Workforce - it's a Balancing Act

Friday, 12 August 2016

The recent case of XC Trains Ltd v CD and Aslef & Others demonstrates the difficulties an employer can face when balancing the requests of individual employees against the workforce as a whole, and the legitimate aims of the organisation.


Articles & Blogs Construction

Disclosure of Correspondence in Litigation

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Disclosure of correspondence will be sought by subcontractors as part of any litigation with a main contractor. But can a main contractor withhold details of its settlement agreements?

Disclosure of Correspondence in Litigation