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Luxembourg companies allowed to hold virtual meetings until 31 December 2020

With the aim of allowing more flexible governance measures, Luxembourg has passed another law extending the possibility to hold board and shareholders’ meetings in companies and other legal entities[1] remotely up to and including 31 December 2020. The Law[2] was published in the Official Journal on 23 September 2020 and will enter into force on 1 October 2020 (the New Law).

How pro bono is making me a better lawyer

There are many opportunities to get involved with pro bono and several reasons why it is a good idea to do so. Verity discusses the pro bono opportunities she has been involved in and how they have strengthened her ability as a trainee solicitor.

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Tailoring the silks list

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In brief: Pressure groups mass against fees hike

Eight voluntary organisations have joined forces to campaign against the Government’s recent court fees hike. In a letter to the Lord Chancellor, the group – which includes the County Court Advisers Group, Legal Action Group, the Public Law Project and the Law Centres Federation – called for further changes following a recent high-court ruling that […]

US firms woo dejected junior barristers

Disillusioned junior barristers are being tempted away from the Bar by US firms in London, according to legal recruitment specialists. Seamus Hoare, of London recruitment consultants Quarry Dougall, which is advertising in Counsel magazine, said he has noticed US firms were increasingly attracting barristers. Scott Collins, who joined Wilmer Cutler & Pickering last November, said […]

In brief: Nelsons woos partner from Sale firm

Alexander Harris partner Edward Myers, who headed the Sale firm’s personal injury department, has moved to the Nottingham practice Nelsons. Myers will join Nelsons as a partner in its personal injury department and head their mental health unit. A member of the Law Society personal injury panel, Myers is also deputy editor of the Journal […]

In brief: Advertising agency targets law practices

A new London company claims to be the first advertising agency to cater specifically for law firms. Reputation, which provides advertising consultancy, concepts and production services for the legal profession, was founded by former Stephens Innocent solicitor Renagh Christopher. She claimed lawyers had only recently considered advertising to win clients. “Instinctively, they do not want […]

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