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What role does HR have in protecting staff in the physical workplace?

An increasing number of businesses are choosing to return to the physical office, whether that be once or twice a week, or full time. Either way, it is vital that employers ensure that the work environment meets the strict health and safety standards necessary in order to avoid outbreaks of COVID-19 amongst staff members. This […]

The end of normal? Law firm survey 2020

Our 2020 law firm survey, developed in association with The Lawyer, reveals many law firms were ill-prepared for the seismic shock from the coronavirus outbreak. The crisis has cast an uncomfortable light on firms with poor financial management or without the necessary technology infrastructure. The pandemic already appears to be widening the gap between law firms, with some now under real pressure.

Covid-19 Update – Coronavirus, domestic abuse and legal action

The difficulties with court listings and the inability to hold hearings in a normal fashion has now been underway for 6 months. The recent guidance set out in ‘The Road Ahead’ shows there is no likelihood of that changing in the near future. This means there has had to be a reconsideration of what delays are acceptable and what reasons are sufficient to delay final decisions being made for children.

The rule of six: Legal obligations on food and drink businesses in England

Whilst we have very quickly become familiar with the “rule of six”, regulations come in to force today placing a further legal obligation on businesses in England that serve food for consumption on the premises to ensure that, save for in limited exceptions, bookings of more than six people are not accepted.

Landlord’s remedies and COVID-19 – has the pendulum swung too far?

As another week draws to a close, in a time when every day seems to bring unexpected – and often unwelcome – news, the landlord community is reeling – albeit perhaps largely in a somewhat unsurprised and resigned fashion. This is due to the latest announcements from the government affecting the commercial landlord and tenant relationship.

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Bakers unveils largest City promotions round since 2010

Baker McKenzie has promoted seven lawyers to partner in London, as part of a global round of 81 new members worldwide. The seven in the City include Helen Brown and Julia Hemming in IP/tech, David Hart and Phelim O’Doherty in private equity, Sarah Porter in the banking and finance team, James Robinson in competition and […]

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White & Case loses third partner to Bakers this year

Baker McKenzie has picked up its third lateral partner from White & Case this year, in a move intended to further boost its City corporate and tax departments. Prabhu Narasimhan is moving to Bakers, having joined White & Case in 2008. He made partner at the firm in 2015, becoming a member of its tax […]

Ashurst

NQ pay: Ashurst does what everyone else does

Just days after the firm revealed a strong set of financial results for 2018/19, Ashurst has confirmed it too will increase its remuneration package for newly-qualified solicitors. The firm has said its total possible remuneration will rise to £105,00, up from £96,000. This comprises both base pay and a bonus, with the bonus based on […]

Kathleen Russ, Travers

Travers NQs in line for pay bump after positive financial results

Travers Smith’s turnover increased by nearly 11 per cent over 2018/19, with the firm also following the likes of Macfarlanes and Slaughter and May by increasing its salaries for newly-qualified lawyers. The firm’s revenue jumped from just under £147m to £162.5m, while average profit per equity partner increased by 4 per cent to £1.25m. The […]

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