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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 […]



Eversheds layoff programme ‘unfair’ to male associate

EVERSHEDS has been ordered to pay £123,300 to an associate who claimed he was dismissed unfairly and suffered sex discrimination during the firm’s redundancy programme. This underlines the increasing management ­difficulties that firms are facing in the wake of the mass redundancies seen over the past two years. John de Belin, an associate in the real estate […]

Hugh Maule

LG elevates four to partnership

LG has promoted four lawyers to the partnership, all of them based in the firm’s London office. The firm has made up one each into competition/public procurement, IP, litigation and real estate. Three of the new partners are women. Managing partner Hugh Maule said: “Each of our four new partners comes from a different area […]


Postcard from… Singapore

In the latest of our ’Postcard from…’ series, Hill Dickinson associate Andrew Lee shares his experiences of life in Singapore: Singapore’s zing In the five years I worked as a shipping lawyer in London I barely saw a ship from one year to the next. Singapore, the world’s busiest port, is rather different. In the […]


Hogan Shanghai chief quits for Ropes & Gray

The managing partner of the Shanghai office of Hogan Lovells legacy firm Hogan & Hartson has left to join Ropes & Gray. The managing partner of the Shanghai office of Hogan Lovells legacy firm Hogan & Hartson has left to join Ropes & Gray. Arthur Mok, who had been the managing partner of Hogan & […]

Heather Mitchell

One step ahead: Heather Mitchell, The Carlyle Group

General counsel at The Carlyle Group Heather Mitchell sees outsourcing to exceptional people as one of the secrets of her success. Variety was the main attraction for Heather Mitchell when she left private ­practice to take up her in-house role at private equity firm The Carlyle Group. But while the diversity of work ­sustains Mitchell – […]

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