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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 […]


Pillow Talk and Partners

The complications which can arise when lawyers in the same office have affairs has caused management problems for many managing partners over the years. It is such a delicate subject that most firms do not have clear policies on how to deal with the situation when it actually occurs. The way in which practices have […]


LONDON firm David Wineman has issued a writ on behalf of five members of the hit seventies band Showaddywaddy, which continues as a successful touring group. The writ claims the three defendants are passing themselves off as Showaddywaddy. The trio, original band members who split away from the other five between 1984 and 1995, have […]

In brief: Lewis Silkin attracts Lovells partner

Lewis Silkin has gained a property consultant from Lovell White Durrant. David Shankland was a partner at Lovells for 23 years and for much of that time he headed its property sector. Shankland said: “I relish this opportunity to continue and expand my property law practice at such a dynamic and client-focused firm as Lewis […]

Waltons & Morse clinches swift sale

CITY firm Waltons & Morse secured one of the City’s fastest-ever property deals when it completed the sale of the Lloyd’s of London building. The sale, to German open-ended investment fund DESPA for £180 million, took just seven days from the day an offer was made and involved “working round the clock”, said lawyers involved. […]

In brief: Manchester venue for law seminar

A lawyers’ seminar to be held in Manchester on 22 February will outline for the first time details of draft proposals to bring co-operative law into line with company legislation. The event aims to bring together practitioners handling co-operatives’ work to discuss a new Co-operatives Act. This will take the place of Industrial and Provident […]

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