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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

Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

On 11 December 2015 a revised version of the guidance Supporting pupils with medical conditions, was published.

Articles & Blogs Employment

Unfair Dismissal - Can the band of reasonable responses be extended?

Friday, 17 July 2015

In a recent case, the Court of Appeal has considered whether the band of reasonable responses could be expanded depending on the seriousness of the act of misconduct to the particular employer.

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

First New Antibiotic Discovery for 30 Years Gets up Superbug's Nose

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

One of the big questions facing the pharmaceuticals and life sciences and healthcare sectors is: what to do about the growing resistance of superbugs to antibiotics?

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs

Religion and belief discrimination: when is a 'belief' protected?

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that an Employment Tribunal (ET) must reconsider whether it is possible for a profound 'belief in the proper and efficient use of public money...

Articles & Blogs Family Business

Our Guide to Successfully Selling Your Business - Get Your Pre Contract Agreements Sorted Early!

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

With increasing competition, some family businesses may find if beneficial to invest in brand development. This can help to achieve positive distinctiveness in a crowded market.

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Latest News From the Private Client Team

Tuesday, 03 May 2016

With the arrival of Spring’s longer lighter days, we welcome Partner Samantha Hickman, who now leads our family and divorce law team.

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property

Reforms to the Taxation of Non-UK Domiciled Individuals

Friday, 05 February 2016

In Summer Budget of 2015, the Chancellor announced three proposals intended to target the treatment of foreign domiciled individuals compared with those domiciled in the UK.

Articles & Blogs Procurement

Three Reasons a Court Might Cancel a Public Contract

Friday, 22 January 2016

Since the remedies directive was introduced in 2008, the number and type of procurement disputes in the UK market has increased enormously.

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Mind the Gap - Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

In 2015, the government announced that all employers with over 250 employees would be required to publish information relating to their gender pay gap.

Articles & Blogs Employment

Whistleblowing Claims - High Hurdle for Strike Out

Friday, 10 July 2015

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that an Employment Tribunal (ET) should not have struck out a claim for unfair dismissal for having made protected disclosures on the basis that the employee had not told the employer about the disclosures.

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs

New Statutory Guidance on Female Genital Mutilation - What You Need to Know

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

In April 2016, the Home Office published new statutory guidance on female genital mutilation ('FGM') replacing Female Genital Mutilation: Guidelines to protect children and women (2014).

Articles & Blogs Charities

Regulatory Action by the Charity Commission - What Can You Learn From It?

Friday, 01 July 2016

We round-up some recent Commission inquiry reports and the lessons to be learned

Articles & Blogs Private Client

The New Residence Nil-Rate Band - A move towards the £1 million allowance?

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

There has been much press coverage recently about the new residence nil-rate band allowance for inheritance tax.

Articles & Blogs Family Business

Selling the Family Business - Are you prepared?

Thursday, 14 April 2016

This is the second in a series of articles in which we take you step by step through the sale of a family business.