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Taking time off to look after dependants

Understanding what employees’ rights are and how this should be handled by employers has never been more important as we reach the peak of the pandemic.

Material adverse change clauses – draft carefully

The unprecedented situation that the coronavirus pandemic has delivered to global commerce has impacted on a variety of contractual issues related to non-contentious day-to-day transactions.

An employment guide to lockdown 3.0

With COVID-19 taking hold once more, the government has put the UK under a third lockdown, forcing all non-essential shops to close once again.

BVI update: “Black Swan” legislation passed

On 31 December 2020, the BVI House of Assembly passed the so-called “Black Swan” Bill amending section 24 of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Virgin Islands) Act (Cap. 80) so as to confer jurisdiction on the BVI Court to grant interim relief in support of foreign proceedings.

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Tilney Group GC leaves after Smith & Williamson merger

The general counsel and company secretary of Tilney Group has found a new role, leaving the wealth management business after more than four years. General counsel Rehana Hasan will become head of legal at competitor Brown Shipley. The role was vacant ever since the promotion, last March, of Rachel Macfarlane to group head of legal […]

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Eight City lawyers get the nod in Norton Rose Fulbright promotions

Eight London lawyers have been promoted in Norton Rose Fulbright’s annual round, matching last year’s tally of City elevations. The bulk of the London promotions are in banking and finance, as well as litigation. In banking, Will Alete, Kirstin Russell and Andrew Williams make the grade, having joined from Bird & Bird, Linklaters and Slaughter […]

Former Cooley partner lands GC role

A Cooley partner has found a new in-house role at investment firm True Altitude, after leaving the London office of the US outfit in 2020. IP partner Charlie Winckworth left Cooley last July after one year. He had joined Cooley at the start of 2019 from Hogan Lovells. Winckworth is now set to become full-time […]

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