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Taking time off to look after dependants

Understanding what employees’ rights are and how this should be handled by employers has never been more important as we reach the peak of the pandemic.

Material adverse change clauses – draft carefully

The unprecedented situation that the coronavirus pandemic has delivered to global commerce has impacted on a variety of contractual issues related to non-contentious day-to-day transactions.

An employment guide to lockdown 3.0

With COVID-19 taking hold once more, the government has put the UK under a third lockdown, forcing all non-essential shops to close once again.

BVI update: “Black Swan” legislation passed

On 31 December 2020, the BVI House of Assembly passed the so-called “Black Swan” Bill amending section 24 of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Virgin Islands) Act (Cap. 80) so as to confer jurisdiction on the BVI Court to grant interim relief in support of foreign proceedings.

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ASOS announces permanent GC appointment

ASOS’ interim general counsel Anna Suchopar has been confirmed as permanent GC and company secretary. Suchopar was appointed to the top legal role on an interim basis in July last year, following the departure of former GC Andrew Magowan. Having trained at Taylor Wessing, Suchopar joined the online fashion retailer in 2014 from Virgin Group, where […]

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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