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5 questions with a Moneypenny legal PA

What does a day in the life of a Legal PA at Moneypenny involve? We caught up with one of our Legal PAs, Team Leader; Jasmine Lloyd, to find out.

Can you compel staff to be vaccinated against Covid-19?

Employment law is not crystal clear on this question; an employer has a duty to ensure the safety of their employees and all those with whom they interact during the course of their work. Therefore, there may be a case for insisting that all employees are vaccinated.

Leasehold reform legislation on the horizon

Karl Anders, Louise Power and Sandip Singh, Walker Morris’ Housing and Banking Litigation specialists, explain The UK Government’s recent announcement that legislation to significantly reform leasehold property ownership is on the horizon.

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Birmingham set 8 Fountain Court Chambers is on a major recruitment drive after losing barristers to rival chambers. It is believed to be in negotiations with Claremont Chambers in Wolverhampton. Its tenants are understood to have made a group application to join 8 Fountain Court. So far, only four offers are thought to have been […]

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A recent £2,000 High Court damages award to a former gunner with the Royal Horse Artillery from the Ministry of Defence has prompted a scathing attack on the army’s conduct of its criminal jurisdiction and on our judiciary by one of the leading lawyers in the field. Solicitor advocate John Mackenzie of Sheratte Caleb & […]

Camerons poaches second HK partner from Denton Hall

Cameron McKenna is dealing another blow to Denton Hall’s Hong Kong office by taking another partner. Last week, The Lawyer revealed that Cameron McKenna has taken the head of Denton Hall’s Hong office, Christopher Clarke, to lead its Asian operation. He will be followed by Janine Canham, who joined Denton Hall’s corporate and commercial department […]

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