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Green light for smart legal contracts?

The Law Commission has published its advice to the UK Government on the formation and enforceability of smart legal contracts, in which some or all obligations are defined or performed by code.

New paid sick leave for employees in British Columbia

Effective 1 January 2022, all employees, whether part-time, full-time, indefinite or fixed-term, working in British Columbia, who are protected by the provisions of the Employment Standards Act, and who have been employed with the same employer for 90 days or more, are entitled to take up to five (5) paid days off from work if they experience personal illness or injury.

Bermuda: A growing hub for the life sector

Bermuda has become a flourishing focal point for long-term insurance and reinsurance, offering the Island’s economy an increasingly lucrative pillar. Brad Adderley, partner at law firm Appleby, explains what it means for Bermuda.

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Dentons has unveiled its latest partner promotions for the UK and Middle East, with three making the grade in London and two in Milton Keynes. This follows last month’s announcement that 20 associates were to be promoted in Continental Europe and central Asia, with only the firm’s Poland office welcoming more new partners than the […]

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Dentons unveils contingency measures for Continental European offices

Dentons is reducing the cash distributions of its partnership in Continental Europe and Central Asia, as part of a package of measures to reduce the potential damage of the Covid-19 crisis on its business. The firm is also asking staff to take 50 per cent of their holidays before September, while partner monthly draws will be […]

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Dentons furloughs over 100 staff in UK and Middle East LLP

Dentons UK and Middle East LLP has furloughed over 100 staff in its offices and suspended partner distributions due to the Covid-19 crisis. The firm confirmed that 50 employees in business services and around 65 secretaries will be on furlough at any one time, and that those affected would be rotated. Dentons continued that the […]

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Dentons names new UK real estate head as former chief retires

Dentons has appointed a new head of UK real estate following the retirement of Virginia Glastonbury. Real estate partner Deepa Deb will head the UK practice group from 26 March. She takes on the mantle from real estate veteran Glastonbury, who headed the practice for six years and will retire after nearly 40 years at […]

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9 Gough Square rebrands after taking on new City premises

Medical negligence and common law specialists 9 Gough Square have moved offices and rebranded for the third time since the early 1990s. 9 Gough Square has moved nearer Chancery Lane to new premises at 5 Norwich Street, changing its name as a result from 9 Gough Square (its current home) to 9 Gough Chambers. This […]

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