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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 Public Sector

Forced Retirement of Police Officers - is this indirect age discrimination?

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

No, held the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the recent case of West Midlands Police v Harrod & Ors, as it can be justified as being a proportionate way of achieving a legitimate aim.


Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Redundancy Procedures - ECJ Confirms Legitimacy of Focusing on 'Establishment'

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Under UK law, where an employer proposes to dismiss as redundant 20 or more employees at one establishment within a period of 90 days or less, they are obliged to inform and collectively consult with affected staff.


Articles & Blogs Corporate

Flood Gates Open as Bathroom Fitting Company Fined over £786,000 by CMA for Competition Law Breach

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Bathroom fittings company, Ultra Finishing Limited (Ultra) has been fined £786,668 by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for trying to stop retailers from discounting online prices.


Articles & Blogs Child Sexual Abuse Independent Schools

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse Update - FAQs

Friday, 10 June 2016

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse Update - FAQs

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse Update - FAQs

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

More and More Mergers

Friday, 05 February 2016

In January we ran our Managing Change seminar, which we have been doing in conjunction with BDO LLP and others for over 20 years.

More and More Mergers

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs

Data Protection Update - UK Regulator Publishes its Response to the European Court of Justice's Ruling on Safe Harbour

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

In October, the European Court of Justice found that Safe Harbour, the route used by many organisations to lawfully transfer personal data to the USA, was invalid.


Articles & Blogs Further Education

Managing Stress and Encouraging Staff Wellbeing in Colleges

Friday, 13 November 2015

Whilst work can have a positive effect on an individual's self-esteem, general wellbeing and confidence , it can also have a potentially negative impact on physical and mental health.


Articles & Blogs Aerospace & Defence

Good Faith Clauses in Supply Chain Contracts

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

The aerospace and defence sector often has complex and interdependent contractual structures. An increasing issue in such contracts is good faith clauses.


Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Modern Slavery Act 2015 - Implications for Universities

Thursday, 01 October 2015

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 consolidates previous legislation relating to slavery and trafficking under two main offences: servitude or forced labour, and arranging or facilitating the travel of an individual with a view to that person being exploited.

Modern Slavery Act 2015 - Implications for Universities

Articles & Blogs Charities

Strict Rules Proposed for the Charities Sector

Monday, 28 September 2015

Earlier this year we reported on the Government's response to the controversy surrounding 'aggressive fundraising'.


Articles & Blogs Family Business

Prenups - Are they worth the paper they're written on?

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

The number of couples entering into prenuptial agreements (or 'prenups') is on the rise.


Articles & Blogs Private Client

Hope for Trustees Concerned About Self-Dealing

Wednesday, 02 September 2015

Trustees' obligations to protect the interests of the benficiaries is paramount.


Articles & Blogs Commercial Property

What to do now? - Our top tips

Thursday, 06 August 2015

Ensure all contractual information (contact information, delivery periods, returns policies, remedies, etc.) is clearly stated in your terms.


Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Internal Investigations - Ensuring a Fair Approach

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) case has highlighted a number of considerations for employers carrying out internal investigations.