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How UK employers can deal with special circumstances of Covid-19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). As the virus continues to spread extensively, it poses significant challenge to businesses and raises various points of employment law for employers.

COVID-19 and investment protection

As the world grapples with COVID-19, we are seeing some of the most unprecedented State measures of our time. Measures causing severe financial damage to many businesses and industries. Where does that leave foreign investors? Will they be able to claim compensation?

Cayman Islands Employment Update

The first ever electronic meeting of the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly on 23 April 2020 considered a number of pieces of legislation, largely in response to the COVID-19 emergency, that are likely to be of interest to local employers and employees. This note is intended to provide a brief overview of the key changes: some […]

Corona Crisis: Amendment of the obligation to file for insolvency in CEE

With the fourth law on COVID-19, the Austrian legislator has suspended the obligation of an overindebted debtor to file for insolvency until 30 June 2020, irrespective of the cause of the over-indebtedness. Some other countries in the CEE region have also adopted measures to combat the consequences of COVID-19 as detailed in the following overview…


In brief: Legal aid pilot proves a success

A report published by the Policy Studies Institute concludes that an initial pilot on legal aid franchising of non-solicitor advice agencies was successful and that advice centres have “an important role to play in extending access to legal advice”. The report coincided with the publication of the Legal Aid Board’s proposals for the second phase […]

In brief: Polo tax scheme gets the all-clear

East Anglian firm Mills & Reeve’s £5 million corporate sponsorship scheme for polo matches has been backed by a leading firm of tax analysts. The contracted exit EIS Polo Scheme sells licences for polo matches and tournaments at Ascot Park so investors can get a return from sponsorship and media rights as well as substantial […]

Investigator falls foul of data law

Alison Laferia reports In the first case of its kind, the Data Protection Registrar has brought a successful prosecution for unlawfully obtaining and selling personal data. The case concerned a part-time private investigator who was convicted last month of procuring the disclosure of personal data and selling the information in contravention of the Data Protection […]

Lawyer heads Irish gang-busting team

A FLAMBOYANT Irish solicitor has been given the task of ridding the country of its increasingly powerful criminal bosses and drug barons. Crusading solicitor Barry Galvin has been given a new title – the Elliot Ness of the Irish Republic. Like the legendary and incorruptible American gang-buster, the 52-year-old Chief State Solicitor for Cork now […]

Litigation Personal Injury 27/08/96

Miller v Ryder – QBD 16 July 1996 Claimant: Ian Daniel Miller, 3Incident: Fatal road traffic accident Injuries: Claim brought by widow of dead man on behalf of herself and her two sons who were aged 22 months and six years when their father was killed in a 1991 car crash Award: £250,000 agreed damages […]

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