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Five myths about marriage and divorce

January typically sees a spike in divorce enquiries for many solicitors – and 2021 is expected to be no different, with the additional stresses and strains COVID-19 has placed on couples and families.

Shall we be exclusive?

The government is currently seeking views on a very specific proposal to ban the use of exclusivity clauses in contracts where the workers’ guaranteed weekly income is less than the Lower Earnings Limit, currently £120 per week.

Redundancies during COVID-19: Coronavirus job retention scheme extension provides some relief

In comparison to the US, there is a stricter redundancy process in the UK. For UK businesses faced with the prospect of making 20 or more staff redundant, there is an obligation to undertake a collective consultation process, which should consider ways to avoid or reduce the number of employees to be made redundant and mitigate the consequences of the redundancies.

The implications of Maughan: the Chief Coroner’s Law Sheet #6

The new Chief Coroner, HHJ Teague QC, has just published his first legal guidance in the form of “Law Sheet 6” addressing the impact of the case of R (on the application of Maughan) v Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire [2020] UKSC 46 on coronial practice.

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Former CMA chair lands at DLA Piper

DLA Piper has appointed the former chair of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), Andrew Tyrie, as a political consultant. Tyrie joins the firm’s UK government affairs practice, where he will advise clients across a wide range of financial, public policy and corporate governance issues. The practice is led by former senior legal counsel in […]

DWF reveals long-term remote working shift for admin staff

DWF has vowed to reduce its office real estate footprint, while its UK secretarial and admin functions will still be expected to work remotely most of the time once office restrictions subside. As revealed in its half-year results, DWF is looking to downsize its office space and the lease terms of a number of its […]

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