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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 […]


Ulrik Andersen: Carlsberg

Probably the best takeover in the world? Maybe so, but after overseeing the £7.8bn purchase of UK brewer Scottish & Newcastle, Carlsberg general counsel Ulrik Andersen will be relishing a return to business as usual.


McDermott Will & Emery recruits two from rival firm

US firm McDermott Will & Emery has continued its London expansion by recruiting two new finance partners from rivals Dewey & LeBoeuf and White & Case. Former Dewey & LeBoeuf counsel Abesh Choudhury and White & Case associate Pierre Brochet will join the firm on 1 July. The pair will work under McDermotts’ co-head of […]

SJ Berwin PEP growth stalled

SJ Berwin has released it year-end financial results, revealing turnover up by 14 per cent from £189m to £215m. However average profit per equity partner (PEP) has nudged up by just 2.4 per cent, to £801,000 from £782,000 last year. Managing partner Ralph Cohen said: “We have had another very strong year, with great results […]


The Apprentice analysed…

Each week we watch as Sir Alan Sugar yells ‘YOU’RE FIRED!’ at one of The Apprentice wannabes. More deliciously salacious is watching these wannabes trying to make the most of Sir Alan’s tasks. With only one six-figure salary on offer the contestants declare all out war to get their hands on the prize. Inevitably, this […]

K&L Gates merges with Taiwan firm

K&L Gates merges with Taiwan firm” />US firm K&L Gates has announced a merger with Taiwanese firm J&J Attorneys-at-law, strengthening its Asian capabilities. Nine-lawyer J&J, based in Taiwanese capital Taipei, has been added to the firm’s existing offices in Asia in the cities of Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai. K&L Gates Asia managing partner David […]

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