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Risks for liability insurers and their insureds: #MeToo

By Susie Wakefield, Antonia Blackwell One year on from #MeToo, Bloomberg estimates at least 425 prominent people across industries had been publicly accused of sexual misconduct. These headlines have brought the issue of how employers tackle sexual harassment in the workplace into the spotlight. In addition to dealing with any allegations of sexual harassment, organisations will […]

Zero-hours contracts – Common pitfalls for employers

By Jo Tunnicliff “Zero-hours contracts can be a positive part of work-life balance if they offer genuine two-way flexibility,” says Matthew Taylor, the government’s lead reviewer of modern working practices. As our previous article set out, the Taylor Review made recommendations designed to improve the working conditions of individuals working in the gig economy, including zero-hours […]

The international capital markets review

By José Pedro Fazenda Martins, Orlando Vogler Guiné The Portuguese economy has been recovering strongly since the end of the financial crisis and the successful conclusion of the Financial Assistance Programme, benefiting from healthy dynamics in the tourism sector and improved investment in various other sectors. The improving of leading indicators, the expansion of industrial production, […]

Key implications of Brexit January 2019

By Trudy Feaster-Gee The article provides a practical guide to some of the implications that UK businesses currently face, given the rejection by Parliament on 15 January 2019 of the Withdrawal Agreement, of a no-deal Brexit

Receivables finance: The prohibition on assignment is now in force

By Michael Taylor, Ian Akitt, Peter Considine The Business Contract Terms (Assignment of Receivables) Regulations 2018 came into force on 31 December 2018 meaning that parties to a contract in the UK may no longer be able to prohibit the assignment of receivables arising in respect of supplies made under it, even if it is a long term […]

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11 King's Bench Walk loses Mehigan to former chambers

Simon Mehigan QC has left 11 King’s Bench Walk after four months to return to his former chambers. The leading employment, fraud and licensing specialist left 5 Paper Buildings in March to join the Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine’s former set, but has now gone back to 5 Paper Buildings. In March, The Lawyer reported that […]

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With the rise in web-based legal transactions, law firms are becoming increasingly conscious of online security. Fenella Quinn reports on the concerns and the latest developments in e-security If you or I contemplated the idea of some unpleasant youth hacking into our personal email, we would probably dismiss the notion without too much concern, knowing […]

Taking a step in the right direction

The final piece of the conditional fees jigsaw is in place. On 3 July, the Rules and Practice Direction came into force to give substance to the provisions of the Access to Justice Act and its associated regulations, which had a commencement date of 1 April. The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (Apil) fought hard […]

The Amsterdam advance

There may be a few more smoke-filled rooms than usual in Amsterdam this year. When the city hosts the IBA conference in September, there will be the usual run of men in suits and studiedly casual meetings. What better opportunity to meet and greet potential alliance partners? As if Dutch lawyers have not had enough […]

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