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How UK employers can deal with special circumstances of Covid-19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). As the virus continues to spread extensively, it poses significant challenge to businesses and raises various points of employment law for employers.

COVID-19 and investment protection

As the world grapples with COVID-19, we are seeing some of the most unprecedented State measures of our time. Measures causing severe financial damage to many businesses and industries. Where does that leave foreign investors? Will they be able to claim compensation?

Cayman Islands Employment Update

The first ever electronic meeting of the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly on 23 April 2020 considered a number of pieces of legislation, largely in response to the COVID-19 emergency, that are likely to be of interest to local employers and employees. This note is intended to provide a brief overview of the key changes: some […]

Corona Crisis: Amendment of the obligation to file for insolvency in CEE

With the fourth law on COVID-19, the Austrian legislator has suspended the obligation of an overindebted debtor to file for insolvency until 30 June 2020, irrespective of the cause of the over-indebtedness. Some other countries in the CEE region have also adopted measures to combat the consequences of COVID-19 as detailed in the following overview…


It is 'in' to complain

Write to: The Editor, The Lawyer, 50 Poland Street, London W1V 4AX, fax 0171 734 0534, e-mail, DX44700 Soho Square The article on the annual report from the Office for the Supervision of Solicitors (The Lawyer, 16 December 1997) and the figures cited show, on the face of it, cause for much concern. I […]

Couderts in talks with Holborn firm

Coudert Brothers is understood to be in takeover talks with 26-lawyer Holborn-practice Barnett Alexander Chart. The takeover will be the latest stage of Couderts’ plans to expand to 100 English lawyers in London by 2001. In September last year, the US firm took over specialist London property firm Debenham & Co – a move that […]

Snubbed LawSoc head quits for Ilex

Diane Burleigh is to quit as head of court business at the Law Society to become secretary general of the Institute of Legal Executives (Ilex). Burleigh, who begins her new position at Ilex on 9 October after 10 years at the Law Society, replaces Pat Dilley, who has been acting secretary general since earlier this […]

Conference success

The annual conference of referral network Law Europe, founded by 32-partner Brighton firm Donne Mileham & Haddock, was for the first time attended by three American delegations keen to forge links with the group. Tim Aspinall, Donnes’ managing partner, warned the conference, which was held in Barcelona last year, that the Big Six accountancy firms […]

Top aviation chambers disintegrates

Premier aviation and commercial set 5 Bell Yard is to dissolve, following a nightmare six months during which 12 barristers, including two leading silks, have quit. Last week it emerged that banking and aviation specialists Michael Sullivan and Hannah Brown are leaving for 1 Essex Court, Robert Lawson and John Kimbell are joining 4 Essex […]

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