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5 questions with a Moneypenny legal PA

What does a day in the life of a Legal PA at Moneypenny involve? We caught up with one of our Legal PAs, Team Leader; Jasmine Lloyd, to find out.

Can you compel staff to be vaccinated against Covid-19?

Employment law is not crystal clear on this question; an employer has a duty to ensure the safety of their employees and all those with whom they interact during the course of their work. Therefore, there may be a case for insisting that all employees are vaccinated.

Leasehold reform legislation on the horizon

Karl Anders, Louise Power and Sandip Singh, Walker Morris’ Housing and Banking Litigation specialists, explain The UK Government’s recent announcement that legislation to significantly reform leasehold property ownership is on the horizon.

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Workplace: NUJ

Roy Mincoff  Getting your first job is always tough, but in the media and ­entertainment industries it can be next to impossible. That is why the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) – ­including ­legal officer Roy ­Mincoff – is ­spearheading a campaign to ensure fair pay for some of the many hundreds of young […]

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First bar census reveals little improvement in diversity statistics

Diversity at the bar has increased only marginally over the past five years, the results of the Bar Standard Board’s first-ever census of the profession has revealed. The Bar Barometer report, which examines trends in the profession over the five years from 2005-06 to 2009-10, reveals that the proportion of self-employed female barristers has increased […]

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Regulation: WorldSpreads

Dominic Bacon The EU’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) was introduced in November 2007, replacing its ­fore­runner the Investment Services Directive. The new directive was intended to ­harmonise the regulation of investment services in the 30 member states of the European Economic Area (EEA), while increasing competition and consumer protection. All companies that perform […]

Death and Texas

Anyone who has been watching Professor Brian Cox’s excellent series about space and planets and stuff will be familiar with the notion that the dying embers of stars will be visible for countless millennia after the star itself has perished. In a similar vein, despite tumbling head first into the bottomless pit of the failed […]

Regulation: Universities Superannuation Scheme

Jeremy Hill Just two years ago the investment management arm of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) had no lawyers, so the hire of general counsel Jeremy Hill was prescient, as he came on board just in time to catch the wave of regulation hitting the industry. USS is one of the UK’s largest pension schemes, […]

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