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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.

Time to go home: BP v Surrey County Council and RP

This case is of importance not only because it was likely to arise in other cases in the UK context of the coronavirus, but because Article 15 considerations arise in cases of grave importance, such as national security cases.


No grace from gnome

Tulkinghorn did the honourable thing and accompanied his jittery scribes through the looming arches of the Royal Courts of Justice to Court 61 after they found themselves in a spot of bother recently. The court is located on the tenth floor of the Thomas More building at the back of the court complex. After a […]

F&C law survey tests in-house standards

The legal department at F&C Asset Management has launched its first-ever customer service survey, which will question both external and internal clients of the legal function with the aim of getting a better measure of its performance. Surveys have gone out to F&C’s key external clients and 50 of the key people inside the organisation […]

Barclays takes new deputy general counsel from Gibson Dunn

Barclays has boosted its in-house team with the appointment of a corporate finance partner from Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. Judith Shepherd joins the bank as deputy general counsel reporting directly to general counsel Mark Harding. She will work alongside Jeremy Ogden, also deputy general counsel and head of UK banking legal and compliance. Harding said: […]

Separated at birth

Last week The Lawyer revealed how a bunch of no-hopers were transformed into winners thanks to the skills of a cunning Svengali. Debenhams was taken from its retail doldrums a few years ago to its £1.7bn IPO heights this year, and it’s all thanks to one man (apart, that is, from all the others who […]

Hunton wins team from White & Case

Hunton & Williams has taken a six-lawyer, multi-office team from White & Case to bolster its international trade practice, bringing capability to Asia for the first time. Partner Edmund Sim heads the team of movers, and will be based in Hunton’s Singapore office. Sim brings with him two associates into the Singapore office, while other […]

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