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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 Employment

Can an Employer Dismiss an Employee if They Conduct Surveillance in the Workplace?

Friday, 26 February 2021

The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) recently held that an employer had not fairly dismissed an employee who had conducted surveillance, without permission, in the workplace.

Can an Employer Dismiss an Employee if They Conduct Surveillance in the Workplace?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Coronavirus - What Are the Latest Updates on Shielding?

Friday, 26 February 2021

The Government has identified a further 1.7 million individuals as 'clinically extremely vulnerable' and at high risk of serious illness if they catch coronavirus. These individuals will be advised by a letter from their GP to shield until 31 March 2021.

Coronavirus - What Are the Latest Updates on Shielding?

Articles & Blogs Employment Immigration

Hong Kong British National (Overseas) Visas - What Employers Need to Know

Friday, 26 February 2021

On 31 January 2021, the UK launched a new immigration category - the Hong Kong British National (Overseas) route.

Hong Kong British National (Overseas) Visas  - What Employers Need to Know

Articles & Blogs Employment

Supreme Court Rules That Uber Drivers Are Workers

Friday, 26 February 2021

The Supreme Court has confirmed that the drivers who brought proceedings against Uber are workers.

Supreme Court Rules That Uber Drivers Are Workers

Articles & Blogs Property Litigation Real Estate

Can Your Landlord Be Their Own Judge?

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Tenants of commercial leases should be aware of the implications of the service charge provisions in their lease before agreeing terms.

Can Your Landlord Be Their Own Judge?

Articles & Blogs Charities

What Are the Employment Issues When Two Charities Merge?

Friday, 19 February 2021

For charities contemplating a merger, it is important to be aware of and comply with your employment law obligations. We explore potential employment issues involved in a merger between charities.

What Are the Employment Issues When Two Charities Merge?

Articles & Blogs Charities Insolvency & Restructuring

Charities in Financial Distress - Is a Merger the Answer?

Friday, 19 February 2021

The not for profit sector, along with most of the wider UK economy, continues to face financial challenges which have been exacerbated by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and ongoing national lockdowns.

Charities in Financial Distress - is a Merger the Answer?

Articles & Blogs Charities

Charity Mergers and Property - What Are the Key Issues to Consider?

Friday, 19 February 2021

When two charities merge and either or both of them hold property, there is often much more to consider than trustees first anticipate.

Charity Mergers and Property - What Are the Key Issues to Consider?

Articles & Blogs Charities

Charity Mergers - A Strategic Option for Charities

Friday, 19 February 2021

There have been mixed statistics about whether charity mergers have increased as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and about the resulting financial and operational challenges that this has presented to charities.

Charity Mergers - a Strategic Option for Charities

Articles & Blogs Charities

The Kids Company Director Disqualification Proceedings - What Should Charity Trustees Know?

Friday, 19 February 2021

The eagerly anticipated decision of Mrs Justice Falk, which was handed down on 12 February 2021, confirmed that the trustees and CEO of the charity, Kids Company, would not be disqualified from acting as directors.

The Kids Company Director Disqualification Proceedings - What Should Charity Trustees Know?

Articles & Blogs Charities Data Protection

Charity Mergers and Data Protection

Friday, 19 February 2021

The due diligence process begins at the start of a charities merger. Those responsible for reviewing the documents are usually faced with a raft of information and data protection can sometimes be overlooked.

Charity Mergers and Data Protection

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Top 5 Q&As on Coronavirus Vaccinations and Testing

Friday, 19 February 2021

We answer your most commonly asked questions surrounding coronavirus vaccinations and testing.

Top 5 Q&As On Coronavirus Vaccinations and Testing

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Government Expands Rapid Workplace Testing Eligibility

Friday, 19 February 2021

The Government has expanded eligibility for rapid workplace testing to businesses registered in England with more than 50 employees, where employees cannot work from home.

Government Expands Rapid Workplace Testing Eligibility

Articles & Blogs Employment Public Sector

Legislation Implementing a £95,000 Cap on Public Sector Exit Pay To Be Revoked

Friday, 19 February 2021

On 12 February 2021 the Government announced that the Restriction on Public Sector Exit Pay Regulations 2020 (Regulations), which implemented a £95,000 cap on public sector exit pay, should be revoked.

Legislation Implementing a £95,000 Cap on Public Sector Exit Pay To Be Revoked

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Higher Education

Advice to Universities Considering Early Termination of Contracts

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Due to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) and the uncertainty created for the supply of services to Universities, we have recently been working with a number of clients on termination clauses within their contracts.

Advice to Universities Considering Early Termination of Contracts