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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 […]


Practising what’s preached

Modern premises for the Commercial Court will be of no avail if the mindset is not brought into the 21st century. By Mark Humphries and Jane Larner

Freshfields Asia veteran boosts Carey in London

Offshore firm Carey Olsen has lured its second magic circle partner, taking on a Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer structured finance partner to head up its London corporate and finance group for Jersey work. Mark Keeler joins Carey as of counsel from Freshfields’ Tokyo office, where he’d been for 10 years. He was in Asia since 1988, […]

Indian market moves closer to liberalisation

The influential All India Bar Association (AIBA) is set to recommend that the Indian government opens up its legal services market to foreign lawyers as India’s largest firm Fox Mandal Little revealed plans to launch in London. The firm’s announcement coincides with the end of a week-long visit by the AIBA to the UK, a […]

Bonelli turnover up by 30 per cent

Leading Italian firm Bonelli Erede Pappalardo is expecting a revenue boost of 30 per cent compared with last year, reaching a total turnover of around €130m (£88.67m). The revenue figures will be finalised by the end of May, but provisional figures point to an extra €30m (£20.46m) at least. Banking partner Andrea Novarese said strong […]

Drugs: lawyers just say yes

It’s been a busy weekend for those lawyers working in the pharmaceutical sector. Drugs retail giant Alliance-Boots revealed late last week that it had received a friendly £9.7bn takeover approach from US private equity house Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) – another busy bee, given its mooted offer with the rest of the CVC-led consortium for […]

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