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COVID-19: Where now for employment tribunals?

Recent reforms to the Employment Tribunal system and a move towards virtual hearings are intended to boost hearing capacity and access to justice. We consider the developments to the pre-existing approach and what this means for employers. Justice in slow motion?

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If Lovells has its way at the High Court, this week should see the conclusion of Equitable Life’s att-empts to steer a course for the less troubled waters of a compromise scheme of arrangement. Its progress has not always been smooth. A number of disgruntled former and current policyholders have attempted to run the scheme […]

SEC's Becker opts for private practice

US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) general counsel David Becker has decided to leave the commission and return to private practice It is understood that Becker has yet to finalise specific plans about a new role. In the short term, he will remain at the SEC to help his successor settle in. It is not […]

Bevan Ashford banks on Theodores hire

Bevan Ashford has hired banking lawyer Andrew Smith (right) from Theodore Goddard to its banking unit in Exeter Bevan Ashford is understood to have been keen to boost its banking capability following a record year for the practice group. Managing partner Simon Rous said that, having handled more than £1.5bn worth of deals last year, […]

Freehills lands Blakes partner

Australian law firm Freehills has ramped up its financial capability by taking on highly rated Blake Dawson Waldron asset finance partner Mark Breheny Breheny will join Freehills’ Melbourne office next week as part of its national banking and finance team.Breheny has spent the last 18 years as a partner at Blakes, with some impressive clients […]

Four New Square hires two from 11 Old Square

Four New Square, the chambers of Justin Fenwick QC (left), has hired two tenants from 11 Old Square. The new recruits are Nicole Sandells, of 1994 call, who specialises in property litigation with a particular focus on mortgages and commercial landlord and tenant, and Alex Hall Taylor, of 1996 call, practising mainly in mortgages, securities […]

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