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Corona income compensation for employees in quarantine?

Intensified contact tracing, the launch of the so-called Swiss-Covid app as well as the new regulations of the Federal Council regarding the entry from coronavirus risk regions to Switzerland are all leading to an increase in the number of cases in which employees must undergo quarantine. Especially in the upcoming summer holiday season, employers will therefore be increasingly faced with the question of how employees in quarantine are to be remunerated and whether social insurance benefits may be claimed for the loss of work during the quarantine.


Litigation Personal Injury 31/10/95

Merriam v Paris Construction and Peter Howlett – QBD 10 October 199Claimant: Mark Merriam, 3Accident: Plaintiff, 28 at time of accident, injured in 1987 road crash Injuries: Serious head injury consisting of depressed fracture of frontal bones of skull causing intercerebral haemorrhages – marked persisting neurological deficit including severe memory disturbance. Plaintiff has had to […]


Powell Duffryn, advised by Booth & Co, has bought shares in Teeside and Humberside Holdings ports group in a u90m deal. The acquisition was partly funded by a rights issue on which Powell Duffryn was advised by Slaughter and May, with the vendors of Humberside being advised by Garrett & Co in Leeds and 3i […]

Withers creates solo operation in Spain

UK FIRM Withers has established an independent presence in Spain after eight years of practising in the country as part of an association. Head of the firm’s Spanish department Michael Soul, a partner in the London office, has opened Michael Soul & Asociados in Madrid and Malaga. The offices, which officially opened on 1 April, […]

Welsh football judgement*

*Judgment is now pending in a case in which three Welsh football clubs are taking on the Welsh Football Association claiming that a ban on them playing on their home grounds because they joined English leagues is a restraint of trade.

City players get chance to form own chambers

CITY solicitors are being offered the chance to work alongside other specialist sole practitioners in a customised solicitor’s chambers venture launched last week. The City Solicitors’ Chambers, in Mansell Street, is based on a similar venture also established by solicitor Anton Alexander five years ago in north west London. But the new operation, based on […]

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