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5 questions with a Moneypenny legal PA

What does a day in the life of a Legal PA at Moneypenny involve? We caught up with one of our Legal PAs, Team Leader; Jasmine Lloyd, to find out.

Can you compel staff to be vaccinated against Covid-19?

Employment law is not crystal clear on this question; an employer has a duty to ensure the safety of their employees and all those with whom they interact during the course of their work. Therefore, there may be a case for insisting that all employees are vaccinated.

Leasehold reform legislation on the horizon

Karl Anders, Louise Power and Sandip Singh, Walker Morris’ Housing and Banking Litigation specialists, explain The UK Government’s recent announcement that legislation to significantly reform leasehold property ownership is on the horizon.

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Lord Chancellor underlines commitment to Law Commission

The Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer, announced on Friday (29 October) that Hugh Beale QC has been reappointed as a Law Commissioner for a second term. Beale is a professor of law at Warwick University and was appointed as honorary silk in 2002. He specialises in contract law. Lord Falconer said the appointment underlined the value […]

The jury’s out?

Scotland’s Court of Criminal Appeal has dismissed claims of an unfair trial in the Transco case. But the jury debate is set to continue. By Craig Connal QC Juries are strange creatures. Sometimes they are lauded as critical bastions of justice, at other times they receive sentiments of quite the opposite variety. Their use, particularly […]

Gibson Dunn’s Brussels office in double boost

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has expanded its small Brussels presence by taking on Howrey Simon Arnold & White partner David Wood and Crowell & Moring partner James Ashe-Taylor. The firm opened in Brussels a year ago when Squire Sanders & Dempsey partner Peter Alexiadis defected with a small team. Ashe-Taylor will split his time between […]

Election run looks likely as DWS partner quits consultation group

Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) partner Martin Kitchen has quit the firm’s consultation committee in a bid to avoid conflicts of interest if he stands for the role of chief executive in December’s elections. Kitchen withdrew from the committee late last month. As first revealed on Lawyer News Weekly (13 October), there were concerns that committee […]

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