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COVID-19: Where now for Employment Tribunals?

Recent reforms to the Employment Tribunal system and a move towards virtual hearings are intended to boost hearing capacity and access to justice. We consider the developments to the pre-existing approach and what this means for employers. Justice in slow motion?

Winding up petitions: High Court guidance

Regulations laid before Parliament yesterday seek to extend the current restrictions on the presentation of winding up petitions to 31 December 2020. However, there will inevitably come a time when these temporary restrictions are lifted.

Covid-19 guidance for courts in Northern Ireland – Civil Actions

On 23 September, the Lord Chief Justice’s Office issued Covid-19 Guidance for Civil Actions which applies to all civil actions in the High Court and County Court from 1 October 2020. This Guidance is an attempt by the Office of the Lord Chief Justice to have the civil courts undertake as much business as possible during the pandemic.

Running a charity at a time of crisis: reputation management tips for the third sector

Charities are undoubtedly invaluable to society, but regardless of their admirable aims, they are not immune to experiencing a crisis. This fact has come sharply into view amid the coronavirus pandemic, with charities currently experiencing , caused primarily by a drop in donations. This financial hit has left charities especially vulnerable, leaving the door open for mistakes and wrong decisions to be made. But there are steps you can take before and during a crisis to shield against reputational fallout


Mills & Reeve gains GMC instruction

Mills & Reeve has won the General Medical Council (GMC) as a new client The instruction follows a competitive tender process to advise on conduct case presentation work in the GMC’s hearing centre in Manchester. The Birmingham office beat off competition from 15 firms, including Beachcroft Wansbroughs, Eversheds and the GMC’s main adviser Field Fisher […]

Man about the House

There have been numerous calls to reform the way in which the House of Lords operates. Daniel Jonas talks to the man responsible for running England’s highest court, James Vallance White, who believes the House is not doing too bad a job as it is Principal clerk of the Judicial Office of the House of […]

Dentons votes in new management board

Denton Wilde Sapte has elected a new management board James Dallas has been appointed as non-executive chairman and will be responsible for leading and reviewing the firm’s strategy; Virginia Glastonbury takes up the post of chief executive; Steven Blakeley will be deputy chief executive. They will be joined on the board by four elected non-executive […]

A&O's new home to be Spitalfields

Allen & Overy (A&O) has chosen the Spitalfields Market redevelopment as its new HQ and has placed a formal offer on the site Spitalfields Development Group is understood to be submitting a revised planning application to Tower Hamlets Council in the next few days.A&O’s decision will be one of the biggest prelets that the City […]

Firms sweat on outcome of Granada panel review

Lovells remains in the fold; DLA’s, Goodman Derrick’s and Olswang’s places less sure Granada has started reviewing its legal advisers for corporate and media work, with firms having submitted their tenders two weeks ago. Firms under scrutiny are Granada’s main mid-cap corporate and media advisers DLA, Goodman Derrick and Olswang. They are competing with Denton […]

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