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Extension of temporary adjusted right to work checks

There has been a welcome announcement from the government today, an extension of the temporary COVID-19 adjusted right to work checks. Temporary checks will now continue until 20 June 2021.

Renew Romania 2021

A roadmap for investors and developers who are interested in entering the Romanian renewable energy markets, and for existing market players, insights on how to further streamline the setup, operation and financing of their investments in this sector.

The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal finds Norwich Pharmacal relief is available in aid of foreign proceedings

The Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands (CICA) has found that the Cayman courts have jurisdiction to grant a Norwich Pharmacal Order (NPO) in support of potential proceedings before a foreign court, even where alternative statutory remedies may be available (in this instance, the provisions of the Evidence (Proceedings in Other Jurisdictions) (Cayman Islands) Order 1978 (the Evidence Order)).


Links sends partner to Dubai after Latham raid

Linklaters has parachuted London banking partner James Martin into Dubai following a raid by Latham & Watkins. The move comes after Latham poached Linklaters’ Dubai banking partner Tim Ross as the US firm seeks to significantly bolster its presence in the region. Nick Eastwell, regional managing partner of the Emerging Europe, Middle East and North […]


Clip crop

Addleshaw Goddard’s facilities department has made a boo-boo by accidentally ordering 10,000 paperclips that were “not of the quality [they] normally receive”. Rather than suing the supplier, which won’t take the clips back, the firm has instead enlisted its corporate social responsibility (CSR) team to find a way to recycle them rather than chucking four-odd […]

Shared wisdom

The Lawyer UK 200 Annual Report 2008 is out, so in our yearly fantasy stock market update, where should the smart money be placed? In our fantasy stock market world, magic circle firms are the equivalent of the FTSE100: they are large, dependable and do not ­produce too many surprises. In current market conditions, where […]

Eversheds scores brace of school set-up instructions

Eversheds has won instructions on a series of schools projects from Nottinghamshire County Council and the Isle of Wight Council. Projects partner Adrian Turner is leading the teams on the deals, which include advising Nottinghamshire on the first wave of its £750m Building Schools for the Future (BSF) project. Turner said: “[Nottinghamshire will cover] 46 […]


Howard Kennedy and Douglas-Mann seal merger

Howard Kennedy has merged with personal injury boutique Douglas-Mann & Co with the aim of ­bolstering its client base. The tie-up has seen three partners – Ian Mulkis, Elizabeth ;Smith ;and Christopher Donnison – transfer ;to ;Howard Kennedy’s ;Cavendish Square offices with effect from today (1 September). Howard Kennedy head of litigation and dispute ­resolution […]

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