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Dealing with Requests for Flexible Working under Jersey and Guernsey Law

There is no doubt that enforced working from home (‘WFH’) during the early stages of the pandemic has accelerated changes in the way we work. Partly motivated by the initial response to lockdown measures, partly by a need to accommodate individual circumstances, employers and employees have had to adapt to changes in where, how and […]

UK Government Announces Changes to DAC6 Post-Brexit – Impact For Ireland

EU DAC6 – Mandatory Disclosure of Reportable Cross-Border Arrangements Directive 2018/822 (DAC6) is an EU Directive requiring EU intermediaries or taxpayers to report information on certain cross-border arrangements to their local tax authorities.  Our previous client updates in relation to DAC6 can be found on our website here1 and here2. In an unexpected move on 31 December 2020, […]

Big Tech worldwide regulation: not if, but how

We appear to have reached a global consensus that it is no longer a question of if we should regulate Big Tech but how we regulate, with a flurry of legislative proposals in Europe and legal actions in the US jostling for attention in the final weeks of 2020.

Firms told to look out for domestic abuse signs

The pandemic is making employers and employees re-assess the value of the workplace. One factor, as Business Minister Paul Scully MP has pointed out, is rarely considered: are employees being subjected to domestic abuse?

Czech Republic: Transfer of title to real estate via public auction

At present, the holding of any auctions, including all auctions related to real estate, is regulated by Act No. 26/2000 Coll., on Public Auctions, as amended, and is subject to relatively strict conditions primarily intended to ensure that such auctions are transparent.

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Norton Rose Fulbright is reducing its London office space by nearly 25 per cent after a recent workspace redesign, which could cut the firm’s rent by more than £4m. The firm moved into its South Bank based – 3 More London Riverside in 2007, and originally occupied 244,000 sq ft across seven floors of the […]

Shoosmiths cuts 43 roles after redundancy process

Shoosmiths has concluded its redundancy consultation, with 43 roles made redundant. The firm embarked on a redundancy consultation in October which it said was as a result of “identifying more efficient ways of working during the coronavirus pandemic.” In total 52.5 roles were at risk and Shoosmiths confirmed today that 43 have been cut. When […]

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Clydes called out by judge in ongoing insolvency dispute

A judge has thrown out Clyde & Co’s attempt to delay filing its defences in a dispute with a now insolvent property company, stating the firm is “hiding behind the skirts of privilege”. The case, which was filed in 2015, is brought by Rhino Enterprises Properties Limited (REPL) and Askwith Investments Limited (AIL). They allege […]

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