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Coronavirus: Impact of exceptional and temporary measures on enforcement proceedings [Portugal]

A number of exceptional measures have been introduced in the justice sector. These measures are set out in Law 1-A/2020 of 18 March and Decree‑Law 10-A/2020 of 13 March (as amended by Law 4-A/2020 of 6 April). The measures include exceptional rules on the extension of time limits and of the periods to take judicial steps. The rules will remain in place until the end of the exceptional situation to prevent, contain, mitigate and treat COVID-19.

Covid-19: Returning to work – meeting your legal health and safety obligations

Key points: HSE receives 10% increase in its budget to support employers in ensuring a safe return to work Government guidance advises businesses to publish Coronavirus Risk Assessment on their website, with businesses who have over 50 workers “expected to do so” HSE will do spot inspections of workplaces to ensure employees are working safely […]

Furlough and redundancy: Jurisdictional comparison for Ireland, Guernsey and Jersey

The governments of Ireland, Guernsey and Jersey have created payroll co-funding/subsidy schemes in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The rules and eligibility criteria are different in each jurisdiction, as are the laws on furlough, variation of terms, redundancy and collective consultation. In this advisory, we have sought to help businesses with employees in one or more of these jurisdictions to understand the nuances and distinctions that exist under the respective laws.

For the love of lockdown

In this guest blog, Sophie Warren shares her thoughts on self-development for aspiring solicitors during lockdown. With experience of being a paralegal, blogger, Instagram influencer, as well as a keen runner, she has lots of experience and advice to share.

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Clyde & Co has hired a former partner from dissolved firm Thacher Proffitt & Wood for its New York office. Litigator and maritime insurance specialist John Woods started officially at Clydes yesterday, joining the firm as a partner. One former Thacher Proffitt associate started at Clydes with Woods while two more are also likely to […]

Camerons in hunt for UK merger firm

CMS Cameron McKenna has set up a taskforce with the aim of finding a firm it can merge with in the UK. Managing ;partner ­Duncan Weston (pictured) and senior partner Richard Price have been tasked with finding a ‘pearl’ (a small but profitable boutique ;practice) ;to expand its UK business. Following a meeting last year, […]

BLP muscles in on Moscow law market

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has opened a Moscow office, poaching around 70 lawyers from top Russian firm and Gazprom adviser Pepeliaev, Goltsblat & ­Partners (PGP). The new office, called Goltsblat BLP, will be run by?former?PGP?joint ­managing partner Andrey Goltsblat and will add an estimated 10 per cent to BLP’s overall revenue. BLP managing partner Neville […]

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Insolvency: right to supply

In these uncertain times, suppliers need to protect themselves against losing their biggest clients, say Jonathan Wheeler and John Adams. In recent months we have seen the demise of some of our best-known high street retailers such as Woolworths and MFI. With the closure of further high street names likely as more companies feel the […]

DLA Piper loses Bergen office to local firm

DLA Piper loses Bergen office to local firm” />DLA Piper has lost one of its Norwegian offices following the departure of its Bergen lawyers to a local firm. The 30-lawyer branch split from the firm “in recognition of the difference between the Bergen and Oslo practices”, according to a statement from DLA Piper, and will […]

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