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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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Scotland launches debate on future of legal services

The Law Society of Scotland has begun a consultation process that aims to overhaul the country’s legal services industry. With the Legal Services Bill gaining royal assent this week (thelawyer.com, 30 October), the society is seeking feedback on whether Scotland’s legal services market should be opened up to other providers. Law Society of Scotland president […]

Ashurst follows BLG, Lovells and Links into LLP conversion

Ashurst will finally convert to an LLP this week after more than a year of consultation. The 1 November conversion will see Ashurst join an ever-expanding list of firms that have decided to register as LLPs at Companies House, the official register of UK businesses. Barlow Lyde & Gilbert, Lovells and Linklaters, for example, all […]

Legal Services Bill passes final hurdle

The House of Lords yesterday approved the House of Commons’ amendments to the Legal Services Bill, with the legislation expected to receive Royal Assent next week. The House of Lords yesterday (25 October) approved the House of Commons’ amendments to the Legal Services Bill, with the legislation expected to receive Royal Assent next week. The […]

Andrew Edge: Ashurst

Ashurst” />What was your first-ever job?Helping in my father’s butcher’s shop for a summer. He said I would be a fully trained butcher within a month. By the end of the summer he was thankful that I wanted to be a lawyer. Where’s the best place to go if you want to find out what’s […]

Reed Smith lands Tate & Lyle Mexico deal

Reed Smith Richards Butler’s longstanding relationship with UK client Tate & Lyle has gifted the firm’s Chicago office a role on a £46m divestment for the company in Mexico. Tate & Lyle Mexico has sold a 49 per cent stake in Group Industrial Azucarero de Occidente (Occidente) to commodity management service provider ED&F Man Holdings. […]

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