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What role does HR have in protecting staff in the physical workplace?

An increasing number of businesses are choosing to return to the physical office, whether that be once or twice a week, or full time. Either way, it is vital that employers ensure that the work environment meets the strict health and safety standards necessary in order to avoid outbreaks of COVID-19 amongst staff members. This […]

The end of normal? Law firm survey 2020

Our 2020 law firm survey, developed in association with The Lawyer, reveals many law firms were ill-prepared for the seismic shock from the coronavirus outbreak. The crisis has cast an uncomfortable light on firms with poor financial management or without the necessary technology infrastructure. The pandemic already appears to be widening the gap between law firms, with some now under real pressure.

Covid-19 Update – Coronavirus, domestic abuse and legal action

The difficulties with court listings and the inability to hold hearings in a normal fashion has now been underway for 6 months. The recent guidance set out in ‘The Road Ahead’ shows there is no likelihood of that changing in the near future. This means there has had to be a reconsideration of what delays are acceptable and what reasons are sufficient to delay final decisions being made for children.

The rule of six: Legal obligations on food and drink businesses in England

Whilst we have very quickly become familiar with the “rule of six”, regulations come in to force today placing a further legal obligation on businesses in England that serve food for consumption on the premises to ensure that, save for in limited exceptions, bookings of more than six people are not accepted.

Landlord’s remedies and COVID-19 – has the pendulum swung too far?

As another week draws to a close, in a time when every day seems to bring unexpected – and often unwelcome – news, the landlord community is reeling – albeit perhaps largely in a somewhat unsurprised and resigned fashion. This is due to the latest announcements from the government affecting the commercial landlord and tenant relationship.

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Kate Downey, Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson

In the three years since joining Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson, Kate Downey has been appointed its first female private equity funds head in Europe and has overseen the growth of the funds practice from three partners and six associates to six partners and 20 associates, making it one of the largest teams in […]

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Fried Frank bulks up corporate practice in 2019 partner promotions round

Fried Frank has announced its partner promotions round, making up ten partners worldwide, with one sitting in London. This is the second partner the firm has promoted in London in the last two years, with corporate lawyer David Christmas making the cut last year. Christmas’s promotion came after three fallow years where Fried Frank did […]

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Fried Frank finally gets its man from Freshfields

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has finally sealed the hire of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Ashar Qureshi, also handing a leadership role to the M&A partner. Qureshi will be joining the US firm’s City office as head of its EMEA transactions practice, specialising in equity and debt securities work as well as sovereign-related transactions. He joined the […]

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Fried Frank London finance head exits for Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown has made its first significant lateral partner hire in the City, hiring Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson London finance head Stuart Brinkworth, The Lawyer understands. Brinkworth is set to join the firm to lead the European leveraged finance team. His last day is understood to have been today. Brinkworth is joining the firm […]

Amy Kennedy, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Amy Kennedy was welcomed into the partnership at Gibson Dunn at the beginning of 2018 and has pulled off a range of complex finance deals since. The month she qualified, Lehman Brothers collapsed, causing the kind of turbulence the financial world had not seen in decades. Working in finance in trying times has meant Kennedy’s […]

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