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Coronavirus Portugal: Simplified lay-off

The simplified lay-off is an exceptional and temporary measure aimed at maintaining jobs in companies in a business crisis, which may choose between reducing normal working periods and/or suspending employment contracts.

Possibilities for a better London

This year the Silicon Valley comes to the UK (SVC2UK) Summit was held virtually and included a discussion on “London: a ‘Good Growth’ Recovery” between Natalie Campbell, the recently appointed CEO of Belu Water (the social enterprise company which fulfils the water requirements of the UK’s catering sector, giving most of its profits to WaterAid) and Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London.

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Osborne Clarke pulls off first City lateral of 2020

Osborne Clarke has brought in a new restructuring partner to its London office. The firm has taken on Douglas Hawthorn, who until now was a partner in the banking, restructuring and insolvency practice of Michelmores.  There, he had a leadership position as co-chair of its international committee, as well as an external role as vice-chair of […]

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Dentons to postpone salary reviews to next year

In the latest amendments to its coronavirus measures, Dentons has paid out bonuses to its fee-earners, although salary reviews have been deferred. The firm said salary reviews in the UK will be postponed to January, when they will be reconsidered. The decisions come as the firm confirmed the ending, in late November, of a series […]

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Reed Smith rolls back salary cuts for lawyers

Compensation levels are returning to normal at Reed Smith, after the firm made salary cuts for lawyers and staff earlier on in the pandemic. The firm had already restored wage cuts for some areas of the business. In October it was decided that professional services staff earning more than $100,000 should receive 100 per cent […]

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