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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

What Are Your Duties as a Charity Trustee?

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

The Charity Commission's guidance, 'The Essential Trustee: what you need to know (CC3)', has long been considered the starting point for individuals who are thinking about becoming charity trustees.


Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Look Before You Leap - Procurement Challenge on Changes to Contracts

Monday, 13 July 2015

This challenge was brought by Edenred, against HM Treasury, HMRC and National Savings & Investments and has been upheld by the Supreme Court.


Aerospace & Defence Articles & Blogs Family Business Recruitment

Cyber Attack!

Tuesday, 07 July 2015

Risk management in relation to social media and online attacks is becoming an increasingly onerous issue for those in the aerospace and defence sector.


Articles & Blogs Family Business

Family Charters - What is all the fuss about?

Friday, 26 June 2015

The family charter is the main document in which the family sets out its values, vision and commitment to the family business. It also contains the family's position on key issues


Articles & Blogs Commercial Property

Commercial Leases: Traps for the Unwary

Monday, 22 June 2015

For a tenant, entering into a new commercial lease is an important step. The rent alone is usually a big financial commitment, but there are often other issues in the lease that can be an expensive trap for the unwary.


Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Tackling fraud - prevention and cure for independent schools

Friday, 12 June 2015

The independent schools sector is generally associated with effective and stringent financial management. Nevertheless, fraud can and does occur in schools.


Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Pupil Welfare Assessment

Friday, 12 June 2015

Risk assessment is a concept which routinely gets bad press.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Auto-Enrolment - Staging Date for Small Employers Started on 1 June 2015

Friday, 12 June 2015

The staging dates for automatic pension enrolment for employers employing less than 50 employees started on 1 June 2015.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Holiday Pay - have you read the latest guidance?

Friday, 12 June 2015

Following a number of recent court judgments, the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has published new guidance on calculating holiday pay.


Articles & Blogs Employment

The Meaning of 'Client' for the Purposes of a TUPE Service Provision Change

Friday, 12 June 2015

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that where a company contracts out a service, which is subsequently subcontractedthe subcontractors employees may transfer into the company's employment if the service is taken back in-house.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Update - Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

Friday, 05 June 2015

On 26 May 2015, the ban on exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts and other employment provisions under SBEEA came in to force.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Dress Codes and Religious Discrimination

Friday, 05 June 2015

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that the Employment Tribunal was correct in finding thatplacing a limit on the length of a jilbab (garment worn by some Muslim women) so as not to cause a tripping hazard was not discriminatory.


Articles & Blogs Employment

The Queen's Speech - what does it mean for employment law?

Friday, 05 June 2015

Following the general election result on 7 May 2015, we reported on the new Conservative government's key pledges on employment law.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Should payment under a settlement agreement be taxed as 'earnings'?

Friday, 05 June 2015

In a recent case, the First-tier Tribunal held that a payment made to an employee under a settlement agreement in settlement of a potential race discrimination claim.


Articles & Blogs Private Client

Art in Your Attic May Pay Your Tax Bill

Thursday, 04 June 2015

An important collection of paintings by Winston Churchill was recently offered in lieu of inheritance tax due on the estate of Mary Soames, Churchill’s last surviving child.