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5 questions with a Moneypenny legal PA

What does a day in the life of a Legal PA at Moneypenny involve? We caught up with one of our Legal PAs, Team Leader; Jasmine Lloyd, to find out.

Can you compel staff to be vaccinated against Covid-19?

Employment law is not crystal clear on this question; an employer has a duty to ensure the safety of their employees and all those with whom they interact during the course of their work. Therefore, there may be a case for insisting that all employees are vaccinated.

Leasehold reform legislation on the horizon

Karl Anders, Louise Power and Sandip Singh, Walker Morris’ Housing and Banking Litigation specialists, explain The UK Government’s recent announcement that legislation to significantly reform leasehold property ownership is on the horizon.

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Ofwat has put out a tender for the Thames Tideway Tunnel (TTT), the biggest infrastructure project ever undertaken by the UK water industry, which has so far drawn in a raft of firms. Water regulator Ofwat, which has its headquarters in Birmingham, is seeking a sole legal supplier to advise on the construction of the TTT (also […]

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