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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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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 […]

WORKPLACE

In an environment where redundancies have become more common, employment law has been thrown into sharper focus than ever before. Both the current and previous ­governments have been pushing through changes to employment legislation, culminating in the Equality Act 2010. Unlike some legislative changes that only affect a certain sector or industry, no company can […]

COMPETITION

As perhaps should be expected in such a fast-moving industry, it has been a ­tumultuous year for mobile telecoms. Take mobile ­termination rates. These are the fees ­operators pay each other for ­terminating calls on their networks. So, for example, if an O2 customer calls a Vodafone customer, the ­customer pays his provider, O2, but […]

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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Magic circle firms divided over vision for asset finance practices

Freshfields and Links shrink teams, but no U-turns at Clifford Chance or A&O. By James Swift ”There’s been a shift away from asset finance in the magic circle over the past couple of years,” says one finance partner at a City firm. “I’m told that partners there are under pressure to deliver a profit that’s […]

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