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Can UK employers claim the furlough grant while employees are on notice? Clarity is required.

Notice Pay during Furlough Leave The latest Treasury Direction for the furlough scheme, updated on 26 June 2020, could modify the effect of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. New wording at paragraph 2.2 may be interpreted to suggest that notice pay cannot be claimed through the scheme. With retrospective application, employers require clarification from HMRC […]

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My Pride Story: a client secondment helped me come out

With Pride celebrations cancelled this year due to COVID-19 I found myself asking – what does Pride mean to me and, what is my Pride story? When I first started in the legal industry it wasn’t as much a question of being “out in the office” that I struggled with as much as struggling being […]

Addleshaws sets up new Covid-19 tool for GC clients

Addleshaw Goddard is offering clients a new platform that allows them to have an overview of their rising workload for free, as clients grapple with the consequences of Covid-19. The firm has developed a ‘legal front door’ platform that allows small and medium in-house legal teams to track the matters on their plate while facing […]

Black lives matter

An open letter to law firm leadership from the Black Solicitors Network

The Black Solicitors Network, chaired by Linklaters counsel Paulette Mastin, has put out a call to action to law firm leaders, asking them to take positive action to address racial inequalities. Here is the letter in full. Dear senior leaders of law firms and legal services providers, The tragedy of George Floyd’s murder at the […]

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