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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 […]


E-business Man

Attractive infrastructure and good access to the AIM and LSE markets should allow the Isle of Man to bolster its reputation as a hub for IT firms, says Andrew Corlett Following on from the Isle of Man’s attempts to position itself as a top-tier offshore e-business centre and attract leading e-businesses, such as Neteller, PokerStars […]

GCs and directors applaud Skadden

Skadden” />Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom’s mantelpiece is groaning after the firm received two more accolades. The New York-based powerhouse was voted the best US corporate law firm in a survey of directors and general counsels of public companies. It also ranked second in a client satisfaction survey within Fortune 1000. It is the […]

Veale Wasbrough’s Pizzey gets a third term

Bristol’s Veale Wasbrough has elected managing partner Simon Pizzey to sit a third successive term. First appointed in September 1998, Pizzey will lead the firm for a further three years. The firm also revealed turnover for the last financial year of £13.3m. Pizzey cited strong performance in the firm’s education and corporate teams. Average profit […]

Buchanan Ingersoll and Klett Rooney join forces

Pittsburgh-based Buchanan Ingersoll and Klett Rooney Lieber & Schorling have merged to form the Pennsylvania’s largest law firm, with more than 525 lawyers. The new firm, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, will have an estimated combined turnover of $265m (£143.71m). Buchanan chief executive Tom VanKirk will lead the new firm for at least the next three […]

CMS Germany swoops for Haarmann’s Moscow office

Germany’s CMS Hasche Sigle has bolstered its Russian operation by taking the entire Moscow team of Haarmann Hemmelrath. The move was agreed between Hasche Sigle and the liquidators of Haarmann Hemmelrath on Monday. Around 28 lawyers will join forces with Hasche Sigle making it the largest Russian office of any German law firm. Gerd Lenga, […]

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