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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 […]


Slaughters loses out on Orange web deal

Telecoms giant Orange has instructed Bristol firm Burges Salmon on a corporate deal for the first time, snubbing Slaughter and May. The company, which has a legal department based in Bristol, has previously used the local firm for property and planning work and the magic circle firm for corporate work. But on its acquisition of […]

Top partner quits Burges Salmon unit

Veale Wasbrough has lured a top property investment lawyer from Burges Salmon. Stuart King, formerly head of Burges Salmon’s property finance unit, will join the property services team, which the firm says has handled transactions worth more than £1bn over the past 12 months. He says his move is in part due to the different […]

Perrin’s View

It’s one of the pitfalls of being a dress down firm five days a week. One minute you’re in your bespoke two-piece smooching a multinational board, and the next you’re in the back of a cab acrobatically slipping out of your turn-ups and into chinos and Paul & Shark when you notice… the cool, assessing […]

Professional Consultants

BG Careers Services offered: outplacements, career coaching Locations covered: London (particularly the City) Used by: CMS Cameron McKenna (for non-lawyers), Freshfields Approximate cost for outplacement: £3,000 to £6,000 for three months Who they work for: investment banks, fund managers, insurance companies, management consultancies, law firms Numbers in team: seven in team including occupational psychologist Qualifications: […]

Standard Chartered

Global expansion has been the dominant theme for Standard Chartered over the past two years. The consumer, corporate and institutional banking and treasury services specialist has a presence in 50 countries and is still growing. In 1998, Standard Chartered consolidated its presence in the Latin American market by acquiring Extebandes, now Banco Standard Chartered, before […]

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