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Top tips for litigation: ThinkHouse foundations

Understanding what you need to do when faced with the prospect of litigation is essential for in-house counsel. In this webinar Ana Lelliott provides her top tips for dealing with commercial disputes, discusses when to litigate or consider alternative options and provides a quick refresher on privilege and without prejudice.

Ontario Court of Appeal confirms: No cap on Family Law Act damages in Ontario

In Moore v 7595611 Canada Corp, the Ontario Court of Appeal confirmed that there is no maximum cap for loss of care, guidance and companionship damages under the Family Law Act in Ontario. Family members (spouse, children, grandchildren, parents, grandparents, or siblings) of an injured or deceased person can seek these damages in a tort claim where the injury or death occurred due to the fault or negligence of another person.

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Shoosmiths kickstarts redundancy process among staff

Shoosmiths is embarking on a redundancy consultation, with over 50 roles at risk across the firm. The firm confirmed that 52.5 positions are at risk, mostly within support roles. Shoosmiths said that the redundancies represent a change in working practices and are not a cost-cutting exercise. In April the firm asked staff to volunteer to […]

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Slaughters to reinstate partner distributions

Slaughter and May has reinstated partner distributions, The Lawyer understands, after suspending its usual quarterly pay-outs earlier this year. In response to Covid-19, the firm put quarterly partner distributions on hold in April and deferred annual salary reviews. Distributions are now understood to have been reinstated, though salary reviews continue to be postponed until a later […]

Black History Month: Arnold & Porter’s Kathleen Harris

I went to a state school in North London. One of the biggest challenges was getting people to accept that you had the ability to pursue goals. I watched a documentary when I was 16 called 14 days in May. It was about Edward Earl Johnson who was innocent and was on death row in […]

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Addleshaws and Latham lock horns in scrap over Apollo deal

Latham & Watkins recently landed a significant decision for its client Apollo in what is one of the latest Covid-19-related cases to emerge from a stunted transaction. Appearing in front of Mr Justice Foxton in the Queen’s Bench Division last Wednesday, Latham took on Addleshaw Goddard in what was the first bout of a brewing […]

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