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Five myths about marriage and divorce

January typically sees a spike in divorce enquiries for many solicitors – and 2021 is expected to be no different, with the additional stresses and strains COVID-19 has placed on couples and families.

Shall we be exclusive?

The government is currently seeking views on a very specific proposal to ban the use of exclusivity clauses in contracts where the workers’ guaranteed weekly income is less than the Lower Earnings Limit, currently £120 per week.

Redundancies during COVID-19: Coronavirus job retention scheme extension provides some relief

In comparison to the US, there is a stricter redundancy process in the UK. For UK businesses faced with the prospect of making 20 or more staff redundant, there is an obligation to undertake a collective consultation process, which should consider ways to avoid or reduce the number of employees to be made redundant and mitigate the consequences of the redundancies.

The implications of Maughan: the Chief Coroner’s Law Sheet #6

The new Chief Coroner, HHJ Teague QC, has just published his first legal guidance in the form of “Law Sheet 6” addressing the impact of the case of R (on the application of Maughan) v Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire [2020] UKSC 46 on coronial practice.

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Clarity the key in compromise agreements

The recent case of Jacobs UK Ltd v Skidmore Owings and Merrill LLP (2012) EWHC 3293 (TCC) has demonstrated that a settlement does not always mean a dispute has been resolved. The case reveals that if the compromise agreement rising from that settlement is not clearly and comprehensively drafted, another dispute could be just around […]

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Capita to enter LPO market after Poland-based pilot for Pinsents

Outsourcing giant Capita is set to enter the legal process outsourcing (LPO) market after running a successful pilot with Pinsent Masons. In 2009 Pinsents became the first firm to offshore the work of qualified lawyers to South Africa after developing its relationship with LPO provider Exigent (22 June 2009). It has now sent document-review work […]

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Hot 100: Dan Oates, Kirkland & Ellis

Having qualified as a lawyer in 2004, Dan Oates’ (scroll down for video interview) rise in the legal world has been meteoric. Making the move from Slaughter and May, where he trained, to US private equity powerhouse Kirkland & Ellis in 2006, Oates had only four years to wait before making partner. And he has […]

DLA Piper represents Fibra UNO for share offering

DLA Piper has represented Fibra UNO, Mexico’s first publicly traded REIT, in its third global public offering before the Mexican Stock Exchange and in the international markets, valued at approximately US$1.7bn. Under the terms of the deal, Fibra UNO offered 600 million CBFIs (shares), including an overallotment option. The deal marks the first time in […]

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Miller, Lee I

Lee I Miller is the global co-chairman of DLA Piper and a member of the law firm’s executive committee. For nearly 30 years, he has concentrated his practice in the area of commercial real-estate law. Building on DLA Piper’s core values, Mr Miller is highly involved in community service and philanthropy. In 2011, he was […]

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