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WM Video: Keeping Trade Moving Revisited

Last October our in-house lawyer training day sought to address the question of how can we keep trade moving? We looked at issues such as: the speed of change, Brexit, collaboration and the changing customer.

COVID-19: Where now for Employment Tribunals?

Recent reforms to the Employment Tribunal system and a move towards virtual hearings are intended to boost hearing capacity and access to justice. We consider the developments to the pre-existing approach and what this means for employers. Justice in slow motion?

Winding up petitions: High Court guidance

Regulations laid before Parliament yesterday seek to extend the current restrictions on the presentation of winding up petitions to 31 December 2020. However, there will inevitably come a time when these temporary restrictions are lifted.

Covid-19 guidance for courts in Northern Ireland – Civil Actions

On 23 September, the Lord Chief Justice’s Office issued Covid-19 Guidance for Civil Actions which applies to all civil actions in the High Court and County Court from 1 October 2020. This Guidance is an attempt by the Office of the Lord Chief Justice to have the civil courts undertake as much business as possible during the pandemic.

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They're not all like that

I am sorry to see from Mr Ellingsworth’s letter in your issue of 12 March 1996 that he has a low regard for solicitors in private practice. No doubt there are some who deserve this. However, for the most part he is, I hope, wrong. Certainly my colleagues and I – when lecturing on professional […]

UK could lose out to US in attracting Israeli companies, seminar will say

UK companies and investors need to make more of an effort to attract Israeli companies to London, or they will lose out to Wall Street, according to Gavin Rabinowitz, head of Nabarro Nathanson’s Israel desk. Nabarros is organising a seminar aimed at encouraging the UK to invest in Israeli companies. Chaired by Lord Young, the […]

Malawi opening

The British Council has opened a legal and management centre in Blantyre, Malawi’s commercial capital. A council spokesman said: “In a country where one management text book can cost a month’s salary for a middle-ranking civil servant, the centre aims to provide easy access to up-to-date British materials, in order to improve the quality of […]

Property

Wragge & Co advised Kingspark Developments on its development of the 40-acre Heinz manufacturing site at Harlsden, London. Kingspark bought the first phase of the development on a sale and leaseback arrangement with Heinz, represented by Clifford Chance. The development, a 165,000 sq ft warehouse, was forward sold to Pearl Assurance, represented by McKenna & […]

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