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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 […]

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Dewey partners uploaded to LeBoeuf

LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae’s website now includes all of Dewey Ballantine’s partners, despite the combination between the two firms not going live until Monday 1 October. The two firms announced on Wednesday (26 September) that the respective partnerships had voted “overwhelmingly” in favour of the combination (www.thelawyer.com, 26 September). Despite LeBoeuf chairman Steve Davis […]

Gibson Dunn confirms Dubai opening

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has become the latest firm to join the gold-rush to the Middle East, confirming plans to open an office in Dubai by the end of 2007. Gibson Dunn will open its office in the Dubai International Finance Centre, focusing on M&A deals, fund formation, real estate investments and Sharia compliant finance. […]

DWS sends chief to Dubai

Denton Wilde Sapte’s (DWS) Middle East push has gained momentum, with firmwide chairman James Dallas set to transfer to Dubai in the new year. As head of the firm’s energy and infrastructure practice in the region, Dallas, who is currently based in London, will unite the practice group across all of DWS’s Middle East operations. […]

Stiffed competition

The Irish Competition Authority was left red-faced after the Supreme Court’s criticism of the ILCU case. Philip Andrews discusses the implications for future enforcement The Irish Supreme Court rebuke of the Competition Authority on 8 May this year was an awkward moment. Ireland’s free-market regulator was found to have relied on “artificial” and “counter-intuitive” economics […]

Harbottle hires assistants, plus other moves

Harbottle & Lewis has hired three newly qualified assistants. Alexandra McGurk, Charlotte Patridge and Cordelia Edmonson all completed their training with the firm and qualified on 29 August. Neil Bowden has joined Allen & Overy as a senior associate in the pensions team. Bowden was previously at Linklaters. He will be focusing on advising companies, […]

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