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Coronavirus Portugal: Simplified lay-off

The simplified lay-off is an exceptional and temporary measure aimed at maintaining jobs in companies in a business crisis, which may choose between reducing normal working periods and/or suspending employment contracts.

Possibilities for a better London

This year the Silicon Valley comes to the UK (SVC2UK) Summit was held virtually and included a discussion on “London: a ‘Good Growth’ Recovery” between Natalie Campbell, the recently appointed CEO of Belu Water (the social enterprise company which fulfils the water requirements of the UK’s catering sector, giving most of its profits to WaterAid) and Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London.

West of Scotland entering level 4: Implications and FAQs for hospitality businesses

As expected the First Minister announced that hospitality in the West of Scotland and in some Central and Eastern areas* will enter level 4 of the Protection Levels Framework for a three week period as of 6pm on Friday 20 November 2020 effectively locking down hospitality businesses and non-essential retail.

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The associate general counsel of the M&A group at HSBC is leaving after more than seven years. In-house lawyer Graham Kirk will become group general counsel and company secretary at British aerospace manufacturing company Cobham. At HSBC, Kirk was one of four lawyers who helped the bank’s group strategy and planning function on M&A transactions […]

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A&O partners gear up for lockstep reform

Allen & Overy’s partnership is to consult on changes to its lockstep, as the magic circle continue to debate how best to stave off the challenges presented by US firms. The Lawyer understands that the firm is undertaking a wide-ranging review of its remuneration system, with the proposed changes shared with the partnership via email. […]

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The Lawyer Awards: the 2020 shortlist

The Lawyer Awards is going virtual for 2020! The ceremony, in association with Travelers, will take place online on the afternoon of 3 November. Visit the awards website to register. Who is in the running for the coveted awards in 2020? The full shortlist is below… Barrister of the year Allison Clare, Red Lion Chambers […]

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Monzo loses second senior in-houser this year

Digital bank Monzo’s head of legal is leaving the company, months after the exit of its chief legal officer Dean Nash. James Sullivan is leaving the app after more than one year, having first joined in March 2019 to support the company’s expansion plans for the coming years. Sullivan will become chief legal officer at […]

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