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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?

Winding up petitions: High Court guidance

Regulations laid before Parliament yesterday seek to extend the current restrictions on the presentation of winding up petitions to 31 December 2020. However, there will inevitably come a time when these temporary restrictions are lifted.

Covid-19 guidance for courts in Northern Ireland – Civil Actions

On 23 September, the Lord Chief Justice’s Office issued Covid-19 Guidance for Civil Actions which applies to all civil actions in the High Court and County Court from 1 October 2020. This Guidance is an attempt by the Office of the Lord Chief Justice to have the civil courts undertake as much business as possible during the pandemic.

Running a charity at a time of crisis: reputation management tips for the third sector

Charities are undoubtedly invaluable to society, but regardless of their admirable aims, they are not immune to experiencing a crisis. This fact has come sharply into view amid the coronavirus pandemic, with charities currently experiencing , caused primarily by a drop in donations. This financial hit has left charities especially vulnerable, leaving the door open for mistakes and wrong decisions to be made. But there are steps you can take before and during a crisis to shield against reputational fallout


The Leader Column

As Helen Power reports in this week’s issue, Landwell is facing some difficult decisions. In the spirit of free enquiry, here are some questions for the Landwell management.1. Are you entirely obsessed with form over content? Instead of Birtist management theories, diagrams, meetings, benchmarking and the like, who’s actually going out and getting the work? […]

The IT boy

After 18 years at Clifford Chance, IT whizz Christopher Millard has finally found his niche at Linklaters. Kathryn Hobbs reports Christopher Millard, the man who dared to do the unthinkable when he crossed the magic circle in June, is a self-confessed geek – but “not too geeky”. Unlike his IT counterparts on the groovy West […]

Mayer Brown becomes easynet favourite after double acquisition

It has been a client of DLA, and more recently Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, but it is Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw that has picked up the latest corporate work for internet service provider (ISP) easynet, advising on two European acquisitions. The first was the acquisition of the majority of the web-hosting assets […]

CC renews focus on Moscow with management shake-up

Clifford Chance has shaken up its management team in Moscow as it refocuses on the Russian capital for the first time since the financial crash of 1998 The firm is moving top banking partner Michael Cuthbert from London to take up the role of senior partner. He has been charged with courting the firm’s London […]

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