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Risks for liability insurers and their insureds: #MeToo

By Susie Wakefield, Antonia Blackwell One year on from #MeToo, Bloomberg estimates at least 425 prominent people across industries had been publicly accused of sexual misconduct. These headlines have brought the issue of how employers tackle sexual harassment in the workplace into the spotlight. In addition to dealing with any allegations of sexual harassment, organisations will […]

Zero-hours contracts – Common pitfalls for employers

By Jo Tunnicliff “Zero-hours contracts can be a positive part of work-life balance if they offer genuine two-way flexibility,” says Matthew Taylor, the government’s lead reviewer of modern working practices. As our previous article set out, the Taylor Review made recommendations designed to improve the working conditions of individuals working in the gig economy, including zero-hours […]

The international capital markets review

By José Pedro Fazenda Martins, Orlando Vogler Guiné The Portuguese economy has been recovering strongly since the end of the financial crisis and the successful conclusion of the Financial Assistance Programme, benefiting from healthy dynamics in the tourism sector and improved investment in various other sectors. The improving of leading indicators, the expansion of industrial production, […]

Key implications of Brexit January 2019

By Trudy Feaster-Gee The article provides a practical guide to some of the implications that UK businesses currently face, given the rejection by Parliament on 15 January 2019 of the Withdrawal Agreement, of a no-deal Brexit

Receivables finance: The prohibition on assignment is now in force

By Michael Taylor, Ian Akitt, Peter Considine The Business Contract Terms (Assignment of Receivables) Regulations 2018 came into force on 31 December 2018 meaning that parties to a contract in the UK may no longer be able to prohibit the assignment of receivables arising in respect of supplies made under it, even if it is a long term […]

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SJ Berwin (Jonathan Blake) advised Fleming Family & Partners and Gordon House Asset Management on an acquisition of 30 per cent of Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicines shares in 36 spin-out companies. Imperial College advised by Bird & Bird. Rosenblatt (David Fairfield) advised the Sanctuary Group on its £1.2m acquisition of the Air-Edel […]

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Growth is planned for Fenwicks as a new senior partner takes the reins Niche construction firm Fenwick Elliott has restructured its partnership with dispute resolution partner Simon Tolson replacing Robert Fenwick Elliott as senior partner. Fenwicks will become a consultant for the firm on 1 April (The Lawyer, 18 March).Tolson says: “Robert had wound down […]

Last Garretts heavyweight finds Lovells

Lovells has hired Simon Atiyah, the last of Garretts’ big-name practising partners. The only Andersen Worldwide partner yet to find a new position is ex-managing partner Tony Williams.A source at Garretts said there was more good news, because the firm’s financial projections indicate that existing liabilities can be covered without partners’ equity taking a hit.Atiyah, […]

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