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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.


VdA in data protection who’s who

In the first edition of “Who’s Who Legal: Data”, VdA is the firm with the highest number of appointed lawyers, with 5 nominations. Fernando Resina da Silva (partner), Magda Cocco (partner), Margarida Couto (partner), Inês Antas de Barros (managing associate) and Helena Correia Mendonça (principal consultant) are the appointed Lawyers for this international ranking.

Alex Stein prosecutes ex-BHS owner Dominic Chappell

The former owner of BHS has been convicted of failing to co-operate with The Pensions Regulator (TPR). Businessman Dominic Chappell, who bought the high street chain for just £1 from Sir Philip Green the year before it went into administration, was convicted of three counts of neglecting or refusing to provide information or documents. Sentencing is […]

Michelmores elects litigation head to managing partner

Michelmores has elected its head of commercial dispute resolution to be its next managing partner. Tim Richards will begin his three-year term in May, replacing the outgoing Malcolm Dickinson, who had been in post since 2008. Richards is currently chair of the firm’s executive board. He trained at Hogan Lovells, qualifying in 1989 and working there until […]

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners promotes five new partners

The international law firm Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners announces the promotion of five new partners: Gabriele Arcuri, Emanuele Bosia, Mariasole Conticelli, Eva Cruellas Sada and Andrea Gritti. Gabriele Arcuri (Corporate/M&A, Rome) is an expert in corporate and commercial law, corporate governance of private companies, mergers and acquisitions, divestment and acquisition of share packages and […]

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