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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.


Halliwells handles CCP’s $500m aim float

A Halliwells team led by corporate partner Matthew Puhar has advised China Central Properties (CCP) on its admission to AIM. The company raised $500m (£253.31m) on flotation – $300m (£151.99m) in equity and $200m (£101.32m) in five-year convertible bonds. Puhar, who was assisted on the deal by solicitor Kirsty Shannon, said the company’s business interests […]

WFW merger makes sense

The last time Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) was in anything resembling serious merger talks was with Simmons & Simmons in 2002. Like a faintly tragic bit of adolescent dating, that came about because the two men then in charge – Simmons’ David Dickinson and WFW’s Christopher Preston – would regularly commute into London in […]

SJ Berwin, Nabarro act fast on British Land’s sale of City building to KanAm

SJ Berwin‘s real estate team is advising FTSE100 company British Land on its £406.3m disposal of City office space. One Exchange Square, which is situated on the Broadgate Estate, has been acquired by German open-ended fund KanAm Grund Kapitalanlagegesellschaft. KanAm appointed regular real estate adviser Nabarro for the purchase. SJ Berwin real estate partner Lewis […]

Work Life Quiz: Victor Tettmar, Bond Pearce

What was your first-ever job?Sales assistant at Tuppens for Toys – a fantastic toy shop just off Shirley High Street in Southampton. What was your first-ever job?Sales assistant at Tuppens for Toys – a fantastic toy shop just off Shirley High Street in Southampton. What was your worst experience as a trainee?Having my face photocopied […]

Linklaters snares second Freshfields banking star

Linklaters has scooped a second banking star from archrival Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer with the capture of partner Brian Gray. Gray’s move comes just four months after former Freshfields restructuring and real estate finance partner, David Ereira, left for Linklaters in February. Gray, who has been a partner in the Freshfields banking team since 2002, handed […]

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