Legal Updates

Charity legacies and the importance of testamentary freedom


The outcome of Illott v Mitson - Many charities rely on the generosity of benefactors who choose to donate during their lifetimes or after they die or both.

Employment Law Update - Quick Fire! - March 2017


Public sector apprenticeship target, increase to tribunal awards and statutory payments, reforms to the employment tribunal system and holiday pay are covered in this month's Quick fire!

Immigration Update - March 2017


This month’s immigration update features articles covering the new Immigration Skills Change, the Annual Allocation Renewal, a Brexit update and much more.

Employment Law Update - TUPE: organised grouping of employees


The EAT has considered the meaning of an “organised grouping of employees” for the purposes of a service provision change under TUPE.

Employment Law Update - Strike out of claim due to claimant’s conduct


A recent tribunal decision to strike out a claim part way through the claimant’s cross-examination is an important reminder for witnesses not to discuss the case during any break in proceedings.

Employment Law Update - ECJ rules on headscarf ban in the workplace


The ECJ has delivered its judgment in two cases concerning the wearing of Islamic headscarves in the workplace.

Katie Price: is she correct in her analysis of her current Will?


Katie Price recently stated on the Loose Women show that if she died now, her ex-husband, Peter Andre, would receive the lion's share of her estate...

HMRC updates Fit and Proper Persons Test for Charities


Charities in England and Wales benefit from a number of tax reliefs and exemptions.

Ilott v The Blue Cross and others - The Final Decision


On 15 March 2017 the Supreme Court handed down the long awaited judgment in Ilott v The Blue Cross and others (previously known as Ilott v Mitson);

The Family Business - East Anglia Family Business Day 2017


Hear a highlight from the East Anglia Family Business Day 2017 - The Seadell family owned business story

The Family Business - Resolution revolution


When a family falls out, the consequences can be dire. Blood may be thicker than water, but that also means that differences become amplified. When that family owns a business, the reverberations can spread into the workplace and the workforce, and can threaten the family’s asset in both the short and long term.

The Family Business - Thinking of volunteering as a charity trustee?


Here are some top tips on things to consider from our charity law specialist, Liz Brownsell.

The Family Business - Self-employed individuals - or are they?


Over recent months there have been a number of cases where individuals, who were considered to be ‘self-employed’ by the business to which they were providing their services, have successfully claimed they are ‘workers’ before the courts.

Stop press: ECJ rules on headscarf ban in the workplace


The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has delivered its judgment in two cases concerning the wearing of Islamic headscarves in the workplace.

Divorce advice: who gets the family pet?


There is a popular belief that divorce courts have some authority to deal with a pet. While this is true to an extent, how the court actually deals with a pet on divorce may surprise some.

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