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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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Debevoise opens tenth global office in Luxembourg

Debevoise & Plimpton is the latest US firm to press ahead with European expansion plans, joining a growing number of firms with an office in Luxembourg. Debevoise’s newest outpost will be its tenth overall, and fifth in Europe, focused on private equity, assisting clients with the establishment of funds and regulatory issues. It is the […]

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Staggered work times included in Pinsents’ back-to-office plan

Pinsent Masons is set to stagger working hours and break times for employees that are returning to the office, however, encouraging UK staff to work from home still forms the “backbone” of the firm’s response to Covid-19. For the past month, a tailored taskforce has been looking at how Pinsents can reopen its offices on […]

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Less office space, more tech: Eversheds sets out post-pandemic vision

Eversheds Sutherland is setting out a long-term comeback strategy that will see the firm direct investments previously devoted to real estate into technology, with new internal groups mapping out the process. The firm has set up an international core group that is laying out practical steps to reopen its offices in the UK and Europe. […]

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Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie last […]

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