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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.

Running a charity at a time of crisis: reputation management tips for the third sector

Charities are undoubtedly invaluable to society, but regardless of their admirable aims, they are not immune to experiencing a crisis. This fact has come sharply into view amid the coronavirus pandemic, with charities currently experiencing , caused primarily by a drop in donations. This financial hit has left charities especially vulnerable, leaving the door open for mistakes and wrong decisions to be made. But there are steps you can take before and during a crisis to shield against reputational fallout

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Lovells is set to join a raft of UK law firms, such as Addleshaw Goddard and DLA Piper, in launching its own international class action unit. The unit will be headed by the London office’s dispute resolution partner Neil Mirchandani and will draw on the firm’s litigation lawyers across the globe. The core team will […]

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We spend a large proportion of our lives at work and therefore it is vital that we are happy in what we do. What makes us happy in the workplace can vary from the type of work we do and our relationships with colleagues through to flexible hours and benefits packages. Yet Badenoch & Clark’s […]

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Eversheds seals $600m Islamic loan for Barwa

Eversheds’ London and Qatar Islamic finance teams have advised on a $600m (£300.43m) loan for Qatar real estate company Barwa. The funds, raised by Gulf International Bank in Qatar, will be used by Barwa to finance international real estate operations and projects. Lead partner on the deal and head of Eversheds’ Islamic finance group Indraj […]

A sense of belonging

For one day only, Dewey Ballantine’s lawyers belong to LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae. Well, to its website anyway. Jumping the gun slightly, LeBoeuf has listed all of Dewey’s lawyers on its website. 28-Sept: 2007 – A sense of belonging For one day only, Dewey Ballantine’s lawyers belong to LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae. Well, […]

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