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Articles & Blogs

Browse our law brief articles and blogs, aimed at addressing the practical implications of the latest legal developments affecting you and your organisation.

Aerospace & Defence Articles & Blogs

Attack of the Drones - what is the law about flights over land?

Thursday, 04 August 2016

The use of drones for both commercial and recreational purposes has grown as the technology has advanced and become more affordable.


Articles & Blogs Corporate Data Protection

EU Announces Solution to Crisis over Data Export to US with Privacy Shield Decision

Monday, 01 August 2016

The European Commission has adopted a decision that will see personal data able to be exported to the US safely in accordance with EU data protection laws.


Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Super Coating Shines Light into the Gloom of Antibacterial Resistance

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

A research team in Ireland has developed a coating which when placed onto everyday objects, prevents the spread of MRSA and E. coli bacteria.


Articles & Blogs Further Education

How Can Colleges Get the Most Out of Area Reviews?

Friday, 08 April 2016

In its publication Reviewing Post-16 Education and Training Institutions


Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs

All Fun and Games… Unless You Try to Sell Your Playing Fields

Thursday, 17 March 2016

On 20 January 2016, the Local Area Referendum (Disposal of School Playing Fields) Bill 2015-16 was published.


Articles & Blogs Further Education Higher Education

Caring for your brand

Friday, 11 March 2016

To secure legal protection for their brands, universities should not lose sight of the intellectual property rights involved

Caring for your brand

Articles & Blogs Higher Education Public Sector

Freedom of Information - How to Recognise a Vexatious Request

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Higher education institutions have learnt through hard experience the importance of getting Freedom of Information requests right.

Freedom of Information - How to Recognise a Vexatious Request

Articles & Blogs Recruitment

Holiday Pay - what should be included?

Tuesday, 09 February 2016

There have been a number of recent cases about how holiday pay should be calculated for those workers with variable pay (for example recruitment consultants who work overtime or receive commissions on their placements).


Articles & Blogs Charities

The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill Awaits Royal Assent

Thursday, 04 February 2016

On 26 January, the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill (the Bill), had its third reading in the House of Commons.


Articles & Blogs Contentious Probate Private Client

McCabe v McCabe – High Court rejects claim to invalidate mother’s last will

Thursday, 05 November 2015

The recent case of McCabe v McCabe [2015] All ER 248, which concerned a dispute between two brothers over their late mother’s last will, sheds new light on the Court's approach when considering the test for testamentary capacity.


Articles & Blogs Commercial Property

Will shipping containers solve the problem of unaffordable housing?

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Rising rent, especially in urban areas, has become a world-wide problem forcing people to move further out of the cities they work in.


Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Not Left Yet - do temporarily laid off employees still transfer under TUPE?

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that workers who were temporarily laid off prior to a service provision change were still part of an organised grouping of employees for the purposes of TUPE and therefore could transfer to the new contractor.


Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Who's that trip-trapping over my school's reputation?

Monday, 12 October 2015

Having a pop at independent schools seems to be very much in vogue for the mainstream media at present. Combined with the ease with which any member of the public can now post comments in


Articles & Blogs Employment

Employment Status - Worker, Employee or Neither?

Friday, 26 June 2015

A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision has considered the employment status of a GP who sought to bring whistleblowing, unfair dismissal and discrimination complaints.