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5 questions with a Moneypenny legal PA

What does a day in the life of a Legal PA at Moneypenny involve? We caught up with one of our Legal PAs, Team Leader; Jasmine Lloyd, to find out.

Can you compel staff to be vaccinated against Covid-19?

Employment law is not crystal clear on this question; an employer has a duty to ensure the safety of their employees and all those with whom they interact during the course of their work. Therefore, there may be a case for insisting that all employees are vaccinated.

Leasehold reform legislation on the horizon

Karl Anders, Louise Power and Sandip Singh, Walker Morris’ Housing and Banking Litigation specialists, explain The UK Government’s recent announcement that legislation to significantly reform leasehold property ownership is on the horizon.

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City heavyweights weigh in on Debenhams restructuring

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is advising Debenhams on its restructuring plans, making it the second department store in less than a year to turn to the magic circle firm. Partner Ken Baird is acting for the company from Freshfields, having acted in this remit for Debenhams before, as well as advising House of Fraser during its woes last year. […]

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Freeths stays on track for 2020 target with 14% revenue rise

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