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Can UK employers claim the furlough grant while employees are on notice? Clarity is required.

Notice Pay during Furlough Leave The latest Treasury Direction for the furlough scheme, updated on 26 June 2020, could modify the effect of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. New wording at paragraph 2.2 may be interpreted to suggest that notice pay cannot be claimed through the scheme. With retrospective application, employers require clarification from HMRC […]


Elly defends Young in title fight

LAW Society President Charles Elly has mounted a spirited defence of his deputy John Young as the profession gears up for the first contested presidential election in decades. Attacking the two surprise contenders for the leadership for having the arrogance to believe they can do a better job, Elly urges the profession to vote for […]

Know your limitations

Keith Ryan reports on a recent case which makes it easier to sue a professional adviser A recent decision by the House of Lords could open the floodgates to legal actions for negligence against professional advisers. Accountants, solicitors, architects and surveyors can now be sued about disputed events which happened many years ago. All the […]

Arbitration laws need updating, says Hunt

London’s position as the premier international legal centre cannot be guaranteed, David Hunt, MP warned lawyers last week. Speaking at a special event organised by the Law Society for international lawyers based in London, Hunt said that London “must face up to the realities of competition from other centres throughout the world”. The Government wants […]


Linklaters & Paines acted for shareholders in Lloyds

Price top of agenda in external work

PRICING is the “great unresolved conundrum” when local authorities are outsourcing legal work, London Borough of Croydon’s solicitor to the council Miles Smith said last week. Speaking at the annual weekend school for local government lawyers, he said a substantial part of his local authority’s legal work, which was outsourced to local practice Stoneham Langton […]

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