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  • Early conciliation: the final countdown download

    Briefings | 27 February 2014

    Regulations setting out the final details of the ACAS early conciliation scheme have now been published, in time for it to take effect as planned from 6 April 2014.

  • Can the Data Protection Act be used to prevent public interest investigations? download

    Briefings | 26 February 2014

    A recently issued claim in the High Court could have a chilling effect on the information a campaign group can collect and use.

  • TUPE amendment regulations published — charities download

    Briefings | 26 February 2014

    The new TUPE regulations taking effect introduce a number of amendments that could have considerable importance for charitable organisations.

  • Lobbying Act — what you need to know download

    Briefings | 26 February 2014

    With the Lobbying Bill receiving Royal Assent on 30 January 2014, what are the key things you need to know about this new legislation and what impact is it likely to have?

  • New procurement directives download

    Briefings | 26 February 2014

    With the European Parliament adopting three new directives covering public procurement on 15 January 2014, Mills & Reeve looks at the potential implications for the third sector.

  • Charities: owners of listed buildings take note download

    Briefings | 26 February 2014

    There may be good news in store for charities in England with listed buildings and/or buildings of special architectural importance.

  • Synergy created in charity mergers download

    Briefings | 26 February 2014

    With more charities being urged to merge to cope with reduced funding, we take a look at the potential advantages in merging and the legal points to consider before going ahead.

  • How to exclude liability — drafting exclusion clauses download

    Briefings | 20 February 2014

    When things go wrong, a well-drafted exclusion clause could make all the difference. What should you be aware of when you are drafting or reviewing these clauses?

  • Financial Ombudsman Scheme: only one bite of the cherry download

    Briefings | 18 February 2014

    The long-awaited judgment in Clark v In Focus was handed down at the Court of Appeal on 14 February, allowing the appeal.

  • Reductions in subsidies for solar farms could have adverse impact on landowners download

    Briefings | 14 February 2014

    The government’s announcement in December 2013 that subsidies for solar energy are to decrease may have an impact on investment trends in the renewables market.

  • Health Legal Update — February 2014 download

    Briefings | 14 February 2014

    Mills & Reeve has published the February edition of its Health Legal Update, which includes information on the NHS, regulatory news, patient matters and legal processes.

  • Flexible water: reform of the water abstraction management system download

    Briefings | 14 February 2014

    Defra has published its consultation document on the reform of the water abstraction management system under the seasonal title of ‘Making the Most of Every Drop’.

  • Environmental Stewardship and woodland update download

    Briefings | 14 February 2014

    Environmental Stewardship is in a transitional stage pending the start of the next Rural Development Programme in 2015 and following the end of the previous programme on 31 December 2013.

  • Common Agricultural Policy reform download

    Briefings | 14 February 2014

    The new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will come into force in 2015. The EU agreed the regulations for the new CAP reform in December 2013.

  • A round-up of some recent cases — January 2014 download

    Briefings | 7 February 2014

    Mills & Reeve has brought together a round-up of some recent litigation cases that may be of interest to you.

  • Litigation privilege — not so easy to come by download

    Briefings | 7 February 2014

    Mills & Reeve looks at the test for claiming litigation privilege and the ways in which organisations and their lawyers can safeguard a right to privilege where it may exist.

  • The battle to reduce the costs of litigation download

    Briefings | 7 February 2014

    The role of judges now involves preventing parties from incurring disproportionate costs and is not limited to controlling the level of costs recovered by the winner from the loser.

  • Employment law in Europe download

    Briefings | 7 February 2014

    Mills & Reeve offers an at-a-glance summary of key employment rights in the five largest European economies outside the UK.

  • Employment law in Asia download

    Briefings | 7 February 2014

    Mills & Reeve offers an at-a-glance summary of key employment rights in five selected Asian jurisdictions.

  • Clerical errors in wills — Supreme Court decision in Marley v Rawlings download

    Briefings | 6 February 2014

    Mills & Reeve looks at the implications of the Supreme’s Court’s recent decision in Marley v Rawlings (2014).