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Brexit - Supreme Court confirms that Parliament must approve UK's withdrawal from the EU News - Briefing

Date: 24/01/2017 Authors : David Fletcher, Kate Allass

The Supreme Court has today upheld the decision of the High Court and confirmed that the Government must obtain the approval of Parliament before it can give notice to withdraw from the European Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. The judgment (the full text of which can be found...

Freshers: from vulnerable children to adults at risk? What schools and universities need to know about the transfer of safeguarding information between institutions News - Briefing

Date: 24/01/2017 Authors : Kathleen Heycock, Owen O'Rorke

It is well-recognised that vulnerable children can slip off the safeguarding radar when leaving school, and that the line between a 17 and an 18 year old is largely an arbitrary one. It is also true that a transition to the “big wide world” of higher education can be a watershed moment in a...

Q1 Commercial Forecast 2017 News - Briefing

Date: 23/01/2017 Authors : David Fletcher

Welcome to the first edition of our Commercial Forecast for 2017. We aim to help to keep our business clients in the know about a range of legal developments and issues that might affect them and the markets in which they operate. In this edition we cover a broad range of topics including how you...

Falling Out: how to avoid disputes and how to have difficult conversations News - Briefing

Date: 19/01/2017 Authors : Elizabeth Sainsbury

The age old saying says that you should never mix family and business. Yet, in the UK, there are thousands of successful family businesses that put that adage to the test every day. Often the road to success in family business is not an easy one. The scope for dispute within family businesses is...

Key Regulatory Developments 2017 News - Briefing

Date: 19/01/2017 Authors : Fiona Lowrie, Lucy Penn

This table sets out the key regulatory developments.

Cyberbullying update: New guidance News - Briefing

Date: 19/01/2017 Authors : Adele Eastman, Shehnal Amin

Childnet International is a charity established to help make the internet a safe place for children and young people. It works directly in schools and other settings, and has developed a range of award-winning websites and resources to equip children and young people, parents, carers, teachers an...

Brexit and Immigration - six months on: what should EEA nationals and their families do? News - Briefing

Date: 17/01/2017 Authors : Lee Jackson

Over six months have now passed since the UK electorate voted to leave the EU. Whilst the UK has not yet formally notified the EU of its intention to withdraw, it intends to do so by the end of March. It has become clear that control of immigration is going to form a central plank of the...

Section 40 consultation process ends – the ball is back in the Government's court News - Briefing

Date: 17/01/2017 Authors : Oliver Lock

In the wake of the News of the World phone hacking scandal, the Government announced a two-part judicial public inquiry into the role of the press and the police. Part 1 of the inquiry examined the culture, practices and ethics of the press and was completed in 2012, following which the Chairman ...

Andy Murray – a rare loss News - Briefing

Date: 17/01/2017 Authors : Alicia Mendonca

The world's number one tennis player suffers a rare loss off the tennis court in a surprising decision from IPSO.

FCA Asset Management Market Study - Interim Report News - Briefing

Date: 09/01/2017 Authors : Grania Baird, Fiona Lowrie

In November 2016, the FCA released their interim report regarding the Asset Management Market Study. 

Schools lessons from across the pond News - Briefing

Date: 22/12/2016 Authors : Sam Macdonald

My sister-in-law works in the eighteen-strong development office of a prestigious private high school just outside Boston, where the tuition fees for a day pupil are in excess of $46,000 per annum. The majority of parents pay these fees, and are expected to (and generally do) make an additional...

Hard lessons in fundraising as the ICO shifts the goalposts News - Briefing

Date: 21/12/2016 Authors : Alan Baker, Owen O'Rorke

Historically, we had been able to advise that the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) was not inclined to use its fining powers against not-for-profits, and its enforcement record supported this view. 

Getting ready for work – Ofsted reports on work-related learning in secondary schools News - Briefing

Date: 21/12/2016 Authors : Sam Macdonald

Ofsted has published its findings on the provision of "enterprise education" in secondary schools.

The Government responds to recommendations on careers education, information and advice News - Briefing

Date: 21/12/2016 Authors : Sam Macdonald

In July 2016, a Joint Committee of Parliament (consisting of the Education Committee and the Committee for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) published a report on careers education, information, advice and guidance. In November, the House of Commons published the Government's response to...

Working from height News - Briefing

Date: 20/12/2016 Authors : Jo Ord

This article was published in the Winter issue of Historic House: The Historic Houses Association Magazine and is reproduced by kind permission.

Inn the Field of Play - December 2016: Sports Governance: a new regime for sports governing bodies News - Briefing

Date: 15/12/2016 Authors : Tom Bruce

Core principles of good governance were assessed by Government agencies Sport England and UK Sport during the Rio 2016 funding cycle, before any public funding was distributed to sports governing bodies.  The bar has just got higher.  Compliance with a prescriptive new governance code will now be...

Succession planning – the importance of protecting your business News - Briefing

Date: 12/12/2016 Authors : Sonal Shah

The recent sudden death of the Duke of Westminster and his involvement in the Grosvenor Estate and Wheatsheaf has cast a light on the practical considerations, both long and short-term, which arise on the death of a key family and business member. Irrespective of a business's size, the death of a...

MiFID II – Product Governance Provisions News - Briefing

Date: 07/12/2016 Authors : Grania Baird, Fiona Lowrie

MiFID II will be implemented into UK law on 3 January 2018 and will replace Directive 2004/39/EC (MiFID I). MiFID II aims to enhance the efficiency and integrity of the financial markets across the European Union and we have prepared a suite of briefings on key areas of change. This briefing...

Commercial Property Newsletter: Spotlight on Development December 2016 News - Briefing

Date: 06/12/2016 Authors : Andrew Wade, Clive Lovatt, Edward Banyard Smith , Jay Sattin

Welcome to the final edition for 2016 of the Developers' newsletter. All in all, it has been an eventful year; it was "events" of course that Harold Macmillan described as the most likely cause of a government being blown off course. In the United Kingdom, the course the government plots for the...

Safeguarding Culture in Sport News - Briefing

Date: 02/12/2016 Authors : Jane Foster, Robert Lewis

Since Andy Woodward disclosed publicly that he had been sexually abused by a coach when he was a youth player at Crewe Alexandra Football club, the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) chief executive, Gordon Taylor, has said that more than 20 former footballers have come forward regarding...

Risky Business: Avoiding negligence claims when giving investment advice News - Briefing

Date: 01/12/2016 Authors : Kate Allass, Jolyon Connell, Grania Baird

  The High Court has reiterated the importance of investment advisers giving adequate information to clients about the risks of investments.  In doing so, the Court has also clarified the test for professional negligence claims against investment advisers. In this briefing note, Kate Allass and...

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA): An Update News - Briefing

Date: 30/11/2016 Authors : Adele Eastman, Maria Strauss

Introduction This note provides a brief overview of recent developments in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), since our last blog entry on 12 th August 2016, which followed our detailed notes of 17 th December 2015 and 10 th July 2015 .

Information Matters: How to work out how strong your trade secrets case might be News - Briefing

Date: 30/11/2016 Authors : John Hull

Ask most people what kind of "trade secrets" they thought were valuable and they might suggest something like the formula for Coca Cola or the secret recipe for Colonel Sanders Kentucky Fried Chicken. Those two are famous "trade secrets". But ask any lawyer with experience in this field and they...

Safeguarding your business against the risk of mental incapacity News - Briefing

Date: 30/11/2016 Authors : Bryony Cove

For entrepreneurs and business owners, it is crucial to put provisions in place to protect your business. No one is immune to health risk. Mental capacity can be lost in a multitude of ways, for example through illness or injury, and may seriously affect your ability to make decisions whether...

Bank of England publishes results of its 2016 stress test News - Briefing

Date: 30/11/2016 Authors : Fiona Lowrie

Today the Bank of England published the results of its stress test of the country’s seven systemically important banks and building societies. This was the first stress test carried out under the Bank’s new annual cyclical scenario framework, details of which were published in March 2016.

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