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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 Commercial Property

Right to Rent - Landlords to Check Tenants' Immigration Status

Thursday, 18 February 2016

From 1 February 2016, landlords have to check tenants have a right to rent property in the UK.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Discrimination by Association - Can this ever be indirect?

Friday, 24 July 2015

Yes, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled in a recent case where it was held that an individual may claim indirect discrimination by association under the EC Race Equality Directive.


Articles & Blogs Private Client

New Residence Nil-Rate Band - What You Need to Know

Friday, 22 July 2016

Last year, the government announced the first increase in the inheritance tax (IHT) threshold since April 2009.


Articles & Blogs Family Business

Brexit - What does it mean for family businesses?

Friday, 01 July 2016

The immediate aftermath of Brexit is certainly producing plenty of political and economic upheaval.


Articles & Blogs Procurement

European Commission Formally Adopts the European Single Procurement Document

Monday, 14 March 2016

Commission Implementing Regulation 2016/7 adopts the standard form for the European Single Procurement Document (ESPD).


Articles & Blogs Child Sexual Abuse Independent Schools

Waiting for Goddard…

Friday, 04 March 2016

We seem to have been waiting for Goddard for ever!

Waiting for Goddard…

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property

Landlords - Could you be Caught by the Extension of HMO Licensing?

Thursday, 18 February 2016

In recent years, the government has appeared to be keen to overhaul the private rental sector.


Articles & Blogs Brexit Pharma & Life Sciences

Big Pharma Give Much Needed Brexit Boost to Pharmaceuticals Industry Through Commitment to UK Investment

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

AstraZeneca has announced its commitment to spending £330million on a new research and development centre in Cambridge

Big Pharma Give Much Needed Brexit Boost to Pharmaceuticals Industry Through Commitment to UK Investment

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs

Pupil Registration Regulations - what's changing?

Friday, 12 August 2016

The Education (Pupil Registration)(England) Regulations 2006 (the Regulations) have been amended. The revised Regulations, The Education (Pupil Registration)(England) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 will come into effect on 1 September 2016


Articles & Blogs Private Client

Tax Planning - what is still acceptable?

Friday, 22 July 2016

The recent row over David Cameron's tax affairs has highlighted the new climate of mistrust in the UK around tax planning.


Articles & Blogs Family Business

Annual Return to Be Replaced With a Confirmation Statement - What is changing?

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Following changes introduced by the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015, all companies (including family owned companies) will be required to a file a 'confirmation statement' at Companies House in place of an annual return.


Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Procurement - New Draft Regulations Published

Monday, 14 March 2016

The Cabinet Office has published the government's response to consultations on the UK transposition of


Articles & Blogs Commercial Property

Explainer - Options and Conditional Contracts

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Two different types of agreement to consider when developing land.


Articles & Blogs Employment Independent Schools

Be Careful What You Say - How a Negative Verbal Reference can Lead to a Disability Discrimination Claim

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has decided that disability discrimination arose when a job offer was withdrawn after a former employer gave a negative verbal reference.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Budget - How does it affect employment law?

Friday, 17 July 2015

On 8 July 2015, the Conservatives delivered their budget. We have set out below the key employment announcements.