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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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Ten firms win roles on Lucozade’s inaugural panel

Lucozade Ribena Suntory has completed its first formal panel review, with newcomer Eversheds Sutherland taking top spot as primary provider across the UK and Ireland. The latest review, which kicked off in April, is the first to be overseen by general counsel Mary Guest, who took up the in-house post in November when she joined […]

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Ince & Co eyes tie-up with listed firm Gordon Dadds

Ince & Co is in talks to merge with London-listed firm Gordon Dadds; a tie-up that would create a firm with over £100m in revenue. The news follows the resignation of Ince’s international senior partner Jan Heuvels from his management role, six months before the completion of his first term in charge. He has been […]

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Fieldfisher to enter Spain with double office launch

Fieldfisher is poised to open two new offices in Spain, via a merger with local firm Jausas. The firm will be based in Madrid, an attractive city for law firms due to a strong banking and corporate scene, while the second will be located in Barcelona which has a thriving tech start-up scene. The new offices […]

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