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Corona income compensation for employees in quarantine?

Intensified contact tracing, the launch of the so-called Swiss-Covid app as well as the new regulations of the Federal Council regarding the entry from coronavirus risk regions to Switzerland are all leading to an increase in the number of cases in which employees must undergo quarantine. Especially in the upcoming summer holiday season, employers will therefore be increasingly faced with the question of how employees in quarantine are to be remunerated and whether social insurance benefits may be claimed for the loss of work during the quarantine.

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Hanson split puts firms in line for slice of the action

GOULDENS and Norton Rose could be in the frame for work on the giant Hanson demerger, even though the company is initially handling its legal work in-house. Hanson’s surprise announcement to break up into four separate companies, thought to be worth £2 billion or more apiece, is likely to involve demerger costs of at least […]

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Wallace & Partners acted for Gerrard Vivian Gray, nominated adviser to Jasmin and Telecom Credit Europe, in both companies’ admissions to the Alternative Investment Market.

No Excuse for poor practice

A recent High Court move which could have blocked a number of solicitor’s negligence actions has failed. In a case closely followed by a number of firms with pending negligence actions and also by the Solicitors Indemnity Fund, the High Court refused an application to throw out part of a negligence action as frivolous, vexatious […]

Judiciary strikes back

Judicial review used to be just an esoteric part of constitutional law studied by law students and usually forgotten once they qualify and practise in more lucrative areas of the law. But that no longer seems to be the case. Judicial dissent now seems to be the order of the day. Judges are often accused […]

In brief: Law Soc denies 'legal limbo' claim

The Law Society has rejected claims in The Times that solicitors are working in legal limbo because its new £2.5 million computer system has failed to send out their practising certificates in time. The article said the Law Society was breaking the law by failing to discharge its functions under the Solicitors Act 1974. In […]

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