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Coronavirus: Impact of exceptional and temporary measures on enforcement proceedings [Portugal]

A number of exceptional measures have been introduced in the justice sector. These measures are set out in Law 1-A/2020 of 18 March and Decree‑Law 10-A/2020 of 13 March (as amended by Law 4-A/2020 of 6 April). The measures include exceptional rules on the extension of time limits and of the periods to take judicial steps. The rules will remain in place until the end of the exceptional situation to prevent, contain, mitigate and treat COVID-19.

Covid-19: Returning to work – meeting your legal health and safety obligations

Key points: HSE receives 10% increase in its budget to support employers in ensuring a safe return to work Government guidance advises businesses to publish Coronavirus Risk Assessment on their website, with businesses who have over 50 workers “expected to do so” HSE will do spot inspections of workplaces to ensure employees are working safely […]

Furlough and redundancy: Jurisdictional comparison for Ireland, Guernsey and Jersey

The governments of Ireland, Guernsey and Jersey have created payroll co-funding/subsidy schemes in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The rules and eligibility criteria are different in each jurisdiction, as are the laws on furlough, variation of terms, redundancy and collective consultation. In this advisory, we have sought to help businesses with employees in one or more of these jurisdictions to understand the nuances and distinctions that exist under the respective laws.


Lawyer homes in on Internet

Alison Laferla reports Steven Vincent, Clifford Chance’s litigation support manager, has left the firm to become more involved with the Internet. He has joined Internet solution provider Go Interactive Solutions as a director. The company runs courses, develops Web pages and carries out other Net-related work. Vincent, who helped build Clifford Chance’s home page, left […]

Freshfields faces action by Bank of Ireland

Freshfields faces a possible £10 million damages claim brought by the Bank of Ireland. In its statement of claim, the bank says Freshfields failed to advise BI Mortgages Services, a subsidiary of the Bank of Ireland, to notify its insurer of a possible damages claim from merchant bank NM Rothschild. When Rothschilds sued, the insurers […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 27/08/96'

Follow the settlements’ clause in reinsurance. Decisions are taken from Lawtel’s legal database. TLR: Times Law Reports; ILR: Independent Law Reports; LTL: Lawtel; WLR: Weekly Law Reports.Berry & ors v Mercantile and General Reinsurance Co; Hill & anor v Mercantile and General Reinsurance Co (1996). HL (Lords Mackay LC, Goff, Mustill, Slynn and Hoffmann) 24/7/96. […]

Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 27/08/96

Richard Newbery, admitted 1979, practising at material times as Ian Newbery & Co, Poole, Dorset, fined £2,000 and ordered to pay £620 costs. Allegations substantiated he behaved in manner unbefitting a solicitor and that his conduct brought the profession into disrepute. Tribunal told that during a confrontation at Bournemouth railway station, Newbery hit in the […]

Canada looks to overhaul justice

Lawyers in Canada must become more attuned to clients and more focused on early settlement of disputes, according to a Canadian Bar Association inquiry which calls for sweeping reforms of the country’s justice system. A 100-page report on the reform of Canada’s civil justice system, compiled by the CBA’s Task Force on Systems of Civil […]

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