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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 […]


Debenhams legal chief joins food brand giant

Debenhams is losing its head of legal to Associated British Foods. High street retail company Debenhams’ general counsel and company secretary David Wilson is set to join food producer and processor Associated British Foods in December. Wilson will join the FTSE 100-listed company as its director of legal services and company secretary. He will report […]

Kuit Steinart head takes in-house role

Manchester-based Kuit Steinart Levy’s managing partner is stepping down after 20 years at the firm to take over as managing director at Airline Services. Bryan Bodek will join the airline support services company next year. He is already a non-executive director at Airline Services, which has been one of Kuit Steinart Levy’s clients since 1988. […]

Eversheds unveils five-year plan for European campaign

Eversheds is pumping funds into 15 “A-list” departments and curbing investment into the firm’s other 20 legal disciplines. The firm has drawn up a number of “priority” areas which will receive increased funding as Eversheds progresses with its plans to expand into Europe, specifically Italy and Germany (The Lawyer, 24 May). However, the firm refuses […]

Simon Twigden

Simon Twigden, the head of Addleshaw Booth & Co’s London office, has big plans for the firm. Abigail Townsend talks to the man who has his work cut out for him. Simon Twigden clearly remembers the moment Addleshaw Booth & Co approached him with a view to joining its then recently formed London office. “I […]

Case of the week

Denise Fergus, mother of murdered toddler James Bulger, set a legal precedent when she appeared before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg to challenge a ruling that Bulger’s killers were denied a fair trial. John Dickinson and Dominic Lloyd, the lawyers for Jon Venables and Robert Thompson, complained in 1994 that the trail […]

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