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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 […]


Mihai Mares

Domestic bliss?

Local firms rule in Romania, but that may change if the economy takes an upturn. By Dale McEwan

McDermott launches in Turkey via Fora & Sanli link-up

McDermott Will & Emery has become the latest international firm to forge an alliance in Turkey, choosing health law as its route into the country. The US firm has signed a preferred provider relationship with local firm Fora & Sanli, an Istanbul-based commercial firm with experience in regulatory and corporate health work. The arrangement kicks […]

Steve Davis

Dewey adds eight-partner Werksmans team to South Africa base

Dewey & LeBoeuf has significantly expanded its presence in South Africa with the hire of eight partners from local rival Werksmans. The lawyers, known as directors at their former firm, include Morné van der Merwe and Wildu du Plessis, respectively the head ofWerksmans’ mining and resources practice and its banking and finance/capital markets group. Three […]

Admiral mulls ABS after referral fees ban

FTSE100 insurer Admiral is considering a move into the legal sector following the ban on personal injury referral fees implemented by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) last year. The Cardiff-based company’s shares dropped by more than 4 per cent following the MoJ’s outright ban, which is expected to come into force later this year. Currently […]

Chris Johnstone

Faulty powers

Fighting online piracy has been a hot issue for several years. Do we need a new Copyright Act? Four leading in-house lawyers have their say The world of copyright is developing fast, in line with digital innovation. But to date legislation is yet to catch up. Although the UK Digital Economy Act (DEA) came into […]

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