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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.


In brief: Recruitment drive bolsters Freshfields

City firm Freshfields has elected 16 lawyers to its partnership. The appointments, which take effect from 1 May, raise its partnership count to 183. Six of the new partners are at the firm’s London office. Other appointments are at its offices in Barcelona, Brussels, Paris, Bangkok, Beijing, Hanoi, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Disciplinary tribunals

John Patrick Beirne, 41, admitted 1990, practising at material time as Mulrey Beirne & Co, Birmingham, struck off and ordered to pay £4,594 costs. Allegations substantiated he wrongly drew client account money and used it for his own purposes, misappropriated client funds, failed to account for funds handled by him in his capacity as a […]

FDA must be consulted

Write to: The Editor, The Lawyer, 50 Poland Street, London W1V 4AX, Fax 0171-734 0534 I welcome the call by the Director of Public Prosecutions for the FDA and management to work together in the CPS (interview with Dame Barbara Mills QC, The Lawyer, 1 July). The FDA has always sought a responsibly funded and […]


Committee of British Indian Law Association announced

The steering committee of the new British Indian Law Association has announced the names of its acting office-holders pending elections. They are chair Arun Singh of Masons; vice chair Subir Mazumdar of Majumdar & Mogilnicki; secretary Abdul Hafezi of Vizards; membership secretary Mark Beattie of Davis Arnold Cooper; treasurer Martin Bartlam of Wilde Sapte; and […]

US giant scoops UK recruitment firm

British legal recruitment firm Badenoch & Clark has been bought by US giant AccuStaff Inc for an estimated £50m. Neither company will reveal the purchase price, but The Lawyer understands it was between £40 and £50m. AccuStaff Inc is the world’s fourth largest staffing services company and Badenoch & Clark is its first acquisition outside […]

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