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Coronavirus: Impact of exceptional and temporary measures on enforcement proceedings [Portugal]

A number of exceptional measures have been introduced in the justice sector. These measures are set out in Law 1-A/2020 of 18 March and Decree‑Law 10-A/2020 of 13 March (as amended by Law 4-A/2020 of 6 April). The measures include exceptional rules on the extension of time limits and of the periods to take judicial steps. The rules will remain in place until the end of the exceptional situation to prevent, contain, mitigate and treat COVID-19.

Covid-19: Returning to work – meeting your legal health and safety obligations

Key points: HSE receives 10% increase in its budget to support employers in ensuring a safe return to work Government guidance advises businesses to publish Coronavirus Risk Assessment on their website, with businesses who have over 50 workers “expected to do so” HSE will do spot inspections of workplaces to ensure employees are working safely […]

Furlough and redundancy: Jurisdictional comparison for Ireland, Guernsey and Jersey

The governments of Ireland, Guernsey and Jersey have created payroll co-funding/subsidy schemes in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The rules and eligibility criteria are different in each jurisdiction, as are the laws on furlough, variation of terms, redundancy and collective consultation. In this advisory, we have sought to help businesses with employees in one or more of these jurisdictions to understand the nuances and distinctions that exist under the respective laws.


Firm Profile: Lodders

Rod Bird, managing partner at Midlands firm Lodders, believes the location of the firm’s head office at Stratford-upon-Avon makes it the perfect base for corporate property and agricultural work. “We’re not very far from Birmingham, which is 22 miles up the road, and Coventry is just 19 miles away,” he says. “It’s quite a vibrant […]

Police seize stolen Da Vinci painting from HBJ Gateley Wareing

The police raided the Glasgow office of HBJ Gateley Wareing yesterday (4 October) for a £30m stolen Leonardo da Vinci painting and arrested one of the firm’s partners. Glasgow-based corporate partner Calum Jones was taken away by Dumfries and Galloway Police along with three men from Lancashire. The police moved to intercept a meeting at […]

SJ Berwin confirms exclusive BPP tie-up

All of SJ Berwin‘s future trainees will study for the LPC at BPP Law School as part of an exclusive relationship formed just a week after the school was given degree-awarding powers. As reported on www.the (24 September), BPP has become the first private sector company eligible to hand out degrees after the Privy […]

New tricks

The Irish structured finance regime continues to embrace innovation, says Nollaig Murphy Ireland is now the leading European onshore jurisdiction for special-purpose vehicles (SPVs), with in excess of an estimated 2,000 incorporations a year, more than double that of two years ago. This is notwithstanding the return by banks to UK SPV issuers of mainstream […]

Addleshaws creates managing associate position

Addleshaw Goddard has added a further level to its career development path via the introduction of a managing associate position. The role, which is a further stepping stone in the route to partnership, was introduced earlier this month after a formal review of the firm’s career path. A total of 134 lawyers have been promoted […]

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