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Five myths about marriage and divorce

January typically sees a spike in divorce enquiries for many solicitors – and 2021 is expected to be no different, with the additional stresses and strains COVID-19 has placed on couples and families.

Shall we be exclusive?

The government is currently seeking views on a very specific proposal to ban the use of exclusivity clauses in contracts where the workers’ guaranteed weekly income is less than the Lower Earnings Limit, currently £120 per week.

Redundancies during COVID-19: Coronavirus job retention scheme extension provides some relief

In comparison to the US, there is a stricter redundancy process in the UK. For UK businesses faced with the prospect of making 20 or more staff redundant, there is an obligation to undertake a collective consultation process, which should consider ways to avoid or reduce the number of employees to be made redundant and mitigate the consequences of the redundancies.

The implications of Maughan: the Chief Coroner’s Law Sheet #6

The new Chief Coroner, HHJ Teague QC, has just published his first legal guidance in the form of “Law Sheet 6” addressing the impact of the case of R (on the application of Maughan) v Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire [2020] UKSC 46 on coronial practice.

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Gender pay gap: Bird & Bird results sway in favour of female partners

Bird & Bird has revealed the gender pay gap among its partnership is virtually non-existent on a median basis, although when combined with non fee-earning staff the gap grows to 43.5 per cent. The firm became the first to disclose information on partners last year, but did not publish exact figures. This year, however, the […]

Travers’ bonus tweaks lead to improved gender pay gap figures

Travers Smith has improved its bonus gender pay gap after increasing the amounts awarded to business services staff. For the 2017/18 financial year, Travers upped the rewards handed out to its PAs and business services employees, a move that contributed to the narrowing of its bonus gender pay gap. In the firm’s most recent results, […]

Linklaters divulges partner gender pay gap in improved results

Linklaters is the second magic circle firm to report its most recent gender pay gap figures, containing statistics on ethnicity for the first time as well as improvements in its bonus pay. With regards to the gender pay gap. Linklaters’ entire UK workforce, including equity partners, are paid on average 61 per cent less than […]

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