Today’s Supreme Court judgment paves the way for thousands of businesses to have their claims for Covid-related business interruption losses paid. We reported in September 2020 on a landmark High Court ruling for policyholders with certain business interruption insurance who have been forced to close as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The test case, which was […]
With an increase in both inspection and enforcement activity by the HSE and local authorities, we look at what you can do to keep your workplace Covid-secure, employees safe and how to avoid potential warnings or prosecution. Current position Back in the autumn of 2020, employees were encouraged to return to work as lockdown restrictions […]
We have created this tracking tool to help our clients manage and avoid issues as new developments take shape. Over the coming months, we will continue updating this tool to include additional information and topics that come to light. By tracking developments and explaining how they impact businesses like yours, we will help you assess your […]
The National Agency for Petroleum Gas and Biofuel (ANPG) announced on 31 December 2020 the tender for the concession of 9 onshore blocks in Angola. The tender comprises Blocks CON1, CON5 and CON6, of the Lower Congo Basin and Blocks KON5, KON6, KON8, KON9, KON17 and KON20, of the Kwanza Basin. https://www.plmj.com/en/knowledge/informative-notes/Tender-for-nine-onshore-petroleum-concessions-in-Angola/31187/
Richard Hermer QC, Murray Hunt and Helen Mountfield QC speak to Lisa Nandy, Shadow Foreign Secretary and Labour MP for Wigan. Listen as they discuss topics including the results of the US election, the UK’s international reputation and influence, when it is appropriate for the UK to intervene militarily overseas to prevent crimes against humanity […]
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A restructuring exercise carried out by listed firm Knights amounted to nearly £3m in the first half of the financial year, while revenue soared after three acquisitions. In its results, Knights said the impact of the restructuring in the cash flow was £2.9m, of which £2.4m related to redundancy costs paid. A number of support […]
Shoosmiths partner Tony Randle in conversation with The Lawyer editor Catrin Griffiths Catrin Griffiths: The experiences we all had in 2020 aren’t going away. In the first lockdown there was a sense of adrenaline, when we were metaphorically or literally baking sourdough and getting to grips with the novelty of the situation. But going into 2021 […]
Latham & Watkins has signed up for a pre-let of its next London office, over a year after The Lawyer first reported on the US firm’s search of the development. The US firm has agreed for a minimum of 200,000sq ft of space at 1 Leadenhall from early 2026. In 2019, The Lawyer reported that […]
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) is targeting higher profitability with more thorough assessments of performance and practice targets in coming months, The Lawyer has learned. The firm is to carry out regular analysis around performance and profit margin targets set out by its heads of practices when it comes to client work. The goal is to […]
The Metropolitan Police Service has asked firms to sign up to an extension of its panel, giving it more time to conclude its review of the roster. The Met’s current framework expires on 31 January, however firms will have their current contracts extended till April. The Met said that this is to allow it to […]
DWF has set a target to achieve £25m in revenue for its Connected Services division, one of its biggest business bets beyond traditional legal services. The target is the result of a business plan aimed at expanding the innovation and consulting services tentpole of the listed firm throughout 2021. It is accompanied by a headcount […]