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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.


Legal Widow

Sandwiches aren’t food,” Subjudice announced at the breakfast table this morning, which is a bit of a blow for her, because she’ll be lunching off a bag of crisps and an apple until Easter, and I will get black looks at the school gate for bringing an anorexic child with a bad complexion into the […]

Flotations & Financing

Philip Lamb, assisted by Alok Gangola at Lewis Silkin advised Britannic Group in connection with its placing and open offer of approximately 25 million new ordinary shares to raise over £4m.

Eversheds to advise councils in-house

Eversheds has signed partnership agreements with Lancashire and Nottinghamshire county councils and is in the process of making a similar arrangement with Buckinghamshire. It is also in talks with around a dozen other councils. The agreement will provide the councils’ in-house legal team with specialist legal support, including training sessions, secondment and use of Eversheds’ […]

Irvine makes historic U-turn

THE LORD Chancellor has made a historic climbdown over criticisms about his new powers in the Access to Justice Bill. Lord Irvine’s surprise concessions came on the first day of the Bill’s committee hearings in the Lords. He accepted most of the recommendations of the Select Committee on Delegated Powers and Deregulation which recently attacked […]

Camerons settles £3m case

A High Court action in which Cameron Markby (which has since merged to form Cameron Markby Hewitt and more recently Cameron McKenna), was accused of negligence in respect of a £3m land deal 10 years ago has settled on undisclosed terms. Copenhagen-based Den Danske Bank claims that Cameron Markby should have realised that a £3.75m […]

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