Commentary

The pandemic and climate change need two styles of leadership

The start of the decade has been grim. A pandemic has led to multiple deaths, a stock market crash, panic buying and an impending recession. Legal industry talk of disruption through AI now seems entirely vanilla. And, without wanting to create a pecking order among the horsemen of the apocalypse, once the public health crisis […]

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For some firms WFH policies were a tick-box thing. Not any more.

Within the space of five days from Monday 16 March, working from home (WFH) became the new normal for the vast majority of the population. Lives and habits changed instantly. You’ve probably already enjoyed at least one Zoom cocktail party, reacquainted yourself with your children and perhaps joined an online choir? From a legal market […]

Turning corporate lawyers into restructuring specialists won’t be easy

As companies continue to look to the government for survival in the coming weeks, restructuring practices across the City, which had been kept arguably lean until now, are sure to need extra hands in the coming months. Across law firms, corporate associates are poised to be drafted onto restructurings and workouts. The mass redeployment of […]

Smiling frogs: the mid-tier firms bouncing back

Last summer, one of The Lawyer’s cover stories focused on the UK mid-tier. It put forward the proposition that many of the firms outside the UK top 50 were ‘boiling frogs’ – surfing comfortably on the surprisingly small amount of growth needed to maintain market position without necessarily adapting to the slowly changing conditions that […]

New QCs at a time of change: the silks of 2020

As 114 new silks celebrated their success in the 2020 Queen’s Counsel appointments, they were also marking the end of an arduous selection procedure – all for the honour, pride and privilege of securing those two prestigious letters that can reshape a legal career.  Finally gaining the QC kitemark gives some barristers a sense of […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Latest News and Updates from Jersey

The outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus is a human tragedy affecting hundreds of thousands around the globe. Aside from the devastating effects on human health, the coronavirus is having a significant impact on the global economy, disrupting the way we live and work. This page contains links to the latest news and updates on the […]

Morrisons Decision: ‘Goliath’ beats 9,000 ‘Davids’ to avoid crippling data breach compensation claim

MORRISONS DECISION: ‘GOLIATH’ BEATS 9,000 ‘DAVIDS’ TO AVOID CRIPPLING DATA BREACH COMPENSATION CLAIM On 1 April 2020, the Supreme Court handed down judgment1 in an eagerly awaited appeal by Morrisons Supermarket, ruling that it was not liable for the criminal acts of a rogue employee. The court’s unanimous decision will have data controllers everywhere breathing […]

Top 10 tips for co-parenting in these challenging times

Many parents are in shared childcare arrangements with their ex-spouses/partners and will have huge concerns around adhering to such arrangements in these unprecedented and immensely worrying times. We provide our top 10 tips for co-parenting during the coronavirus pandemic.

Czech Republic: Obstacles to work on the part of the employer in connection with the coronavirus

Many employers currently find themselves in a precarious position, faced with deciding how to deal with the obstacles to work arising from the coronavirus crisis, irrespective of whether these obstacles are the result of government measures (total or partial restrictions on operations) or due to real operational reasons (difficulties in the supply of materials for […]

What happens if the employee does not consent to short-time work?

Short-time work compensation is a crucial component of the governmental Covid-19 rescue package for the Swiss economy. Nevertheless, the requirement of obtaining the employees’ consent to short-time work remains central in several aspects.

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