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Covid-19 temporary voluntary arrangements between Jersey landlords and tenants in respect of residential tenancies

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Jersey Courts are giving priority to criminal cases and those involving children and are unlikely to be dealing with matters relating to property, including proceedings for rent arrears, lease cancellation, orders for possession and eviction (Tenancy Disputes). The Government of Jersey has issued Guidance for both commercial and residential […]

Criminal indictments and issue arrest warrant against Russian residents

The Supreme Court of Cyprus issued its decisions in the matter of the Application of Rostovstev, Civil Application No. 38/2020 on 2 April 2020 and No.40/2020 on 30 April 2020, affirming the Court’s power to issue a warrant of arrest against Russian resident defendants who fail to appear in Court after a criminal indictment has been duly served.

easyJet’s woes worsen

The easyJet data breach story is getting worse for the company rather than better. A group action claim for compensation has now been launched on behalf of the pool of affected customers.

Dispelling the myths around introverts in the workplace

It’s no secret that a lot of things in society are geared towards extraverts. Humans are an inherently social species, so it makes sense that social behaviour tends to get championed and rewarded. This can often be to the detriment of introverts, who are easily drained by prolonged interaction and need to “recharge” by getting some alone time. This can also make their working life more difficult, as workplaces are often highly social environments with policies based on an extraverted mind-set.




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Gender pay gap: Freshfields and Slaughters bow to pressure on partner figures as A&O refuses to budge

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Slaughter and May have released belatedly their gender pay gap for partners, while Allen & Overy (A&O) has been called out for “refusing to comply” with MPs’ requests for the data. The publication of results follows a long-running inquiry by the UK Government’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee into the […]


Clifford Chance searches for diversity head after gender pay gap report

Clifford Chance is searching for its first global head of inclusion and diversity, just a few weeks after the firm revealed a 66 per cent pay gap in its gender pay gap reporting. Clifford Chance’s new global head of diversity and strategy will be based in any of the firm’s 32 worldwide offices, and will work […]

Slaughter and May

Slaughters to be quizzed on gender pay gap in MP inquiry

A representative from Slaughter and May will appear before a parliamentary committee this week as MPs assess what’s next for gender pay gap reporting. The firm’s HR director Louise Meikle has been asked to speak at the parliamentary hearing tomorrow (Tuesday 15 May), alongside individuals from PwC, Balfour Beatty and Easyjet. The low cost airline […]

Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank veteran leaves in-house role for Shearman

Shearman & Sterling has hired Deutsche Bank’s former co-general counsel Simon Dodds to its London office, after he left the bank earlier this year. Dodds joins Shearman’s financial institutions advisory and regulatory practice as of counsel. He was in-house at the bank for nearly two decades, having been appointed to the role of UK and […]

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