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Covid-19: School closure impact on special educational needs (SEN) provision

One parent as a ‘key worker’ is sufficient The government has issued guidance on who comes within the ‘children of key workers’ category indicating that both parents need not be ‘key workers. One parent in that role will suffice, which is important to note since the media reports that some schools have been trying to […]

Could coronavirus change the way we work forever?

People are the most important part of most (if not all) organisations. There’s no doubt that something as uncertain as the coronavirus puts us all at risk and forces us to reconsider ways of working effectively. So could our new temporary way of working become our new normal?

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The following practical and legal issues have arisen in connection with the new working and living arrangements that have almost universally been implemented as a result of the emergence of COVID-19.

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The European Green Deal

The Green Deal lays out a detailed European plan as an initial roadmap for tackling climate change and economic inequality to improve the quality of life of the EU and its citizens. It reviews and resets the Commission’s environmental targets, requires more public investment and increased efforts to direct private capital towards climate and environmental action.

Insolvency of Guernsey companies

A unique aspect of Guernsey insolvency law is the ability of members to wind up their company by special resolution even when this company is insolvent. This article has been written to take into account the legislative changes which will be enacted by the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (Insolvency) (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 which will come into force during the course of 2020.

Legal challenges that health technologies can face

In Turkey, thanks to the applications developed by the Ministry of Health such as e-pulse, e-report, telemedicine, ESIM, MIZ and SİNA, health technologies have now gone beyond “getting online appointments”. However, these rapid developments do not have the same reflection in the legal field. In this article, the legal dimensions of health technologies will be examined.

Innovative firms promised extra funding support

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has announced a new £1.25bn support package designed to protect firms driving innovation during the Covid-19 pandemic. The package includes a £500m investment fund (called the Future Fund) for high-growth companies impacted by the crisis, made up of funding from government and the private sector and £750 million of grants and loans for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) focusing on research and development.

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The Lawyer Coronavirus Survey

Covid-19 has profoundly destabilised economic and social life as we know it. As we enter the second week of a nationwide lockdown, The Lawyer would like to hear from our readership. We would like to know your views on your current working practices and have created a survey which you can access here. We would […]

Stephenson Harwood signs up for more space in London HQ

While firms such as Linklaters and Cooley have spent the last few years scouring the City for new homes, Stephenson Harwood has decided to stay put, instead taking additional space in its HQ. Stephenson Harwood has expanded its Finsbury Circus home and extended the lease, so will now remain there until 2030. The firm has […]

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Cuts expected as Sainsbury’s panel process gets underway

Sainsbury’s is kickstarting a review of its £10m-a-year legal panel and is likely to axe  the number of external firms it uses. “We’ve got an insanely competitive retail market at the moment and a lot of retailers are under a lot of pressure – and we’re no different,” said legal services director Nick Grant. “It’s […]

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