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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 […]


Conquering the Wireless World by Douglas Lamont,

published by Capstone (ISBN 184112138X) This is going to be big. Trust me. I am not talking about the mobile internet or any of those sci-fi scenarios put about by BT Cellnet a couple of years ago or the prophets of 3G now. No, I mean ‘cellspace’, the set of relationships enabled by mobile communications. […]

Hammonds corporate partner defects to Wragges M&A team

In a coup for the M&A department, Wragge & Co has wooed Baljit Chohan, corporate partner at Hammond Suddards Edge. The well regarded Chohan will work alongside Nick Smith, Ian Metcalfe and David Vaughan, carrying out transactions in the firm’s technology M&A team.Chohan has known Metcalfe for many years since meeting him on the opposite […]

A&O gives leg up to NY M&A capability

Allen & Overy’s (A&O) New York senior partner Dan Cunningham has ramped up the office with the hire of a top-rate M&A team. Cunningham, who joined the firm in April from Cravath Swaine & Moore, has raided White & Case, Vinson & Elkins and Unilever to add a team of four partners. All four previously […]

Managing partners predict squeeze

Confidence is dropping among managing partners, a survey by The Lawyer and Wheeler Associates has found. In the second quarterly Law Firm Business Confidence Survey, two-thirds of managing partners from The Lawyer 100 were questioned about fee income expectations and merger possibilities.Although nearly two thirds (63 per cent) expected their firm’s fee income to grow […]

Lovells does battle with Straw to maintain status quo in Bermuda

Lovells is advising four prominent Bermudians who have issued judicial review proceedings challenging a proposal by Foreign Secretary Jack Straw to radically alter the Bermudian constitution. He proposes to do so without consulting the island’s authorities, which is in breach of a 35-year-old assurance.As The Lawyer went to press on Friday (13 July) an injunction […]

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