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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 […]

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The Devil Wears Ede & Ravenscroft

11:07 The Treasury has a new Devil. 14 January, 11: 07 The Treasury has a new Devil. And it’s a first for the Bar. And it’s a first for the Bar. Blackstone Chambers silk James Eadie QC has been appointed First Treasury Counsel. As ‘Treasury Devil’, Eadie will be leading for the government in all […]

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Tulkinghorn: two yaks, one cow and an after-dinner Minto

Tulkinghorn often hears of strange things happening over Christmas, but never involving yaks. Cloisters Chambers has broken that run by celebrating the ­festive season with the ­purchase of two hairy ­creatures from Save the Children. Yakety yak Tulkinghorn often hears of strange things happening over Christmas, but never involving yaks. Cloisters Chambers has broken that […]

Morgan Cole snaps up insurance panel colleague CIP Solicitors

Thames Valley firm ­Morgan Cole has taken over Bristol-based insurance boutique CIP Solicitors, which has four partners and 75 staff. The acquisition will strengthen Morgan Cole’s insurance capacity to around 30 per cent of the firm’s turnover and quadruple the size of its Bristol office. CIP partner Richard ­Ottley said: “Our clients are predominantly insurers […]

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SJ Berwin litigation partner found dead

Staff at SJ Berwin are mourning the death of litigation partner Catherine Bailey, whose body was found in the Thames on Saturday. Bailey had been missing since Friday evening and Hackney Police issued an appeal for information on her whereabouts on Saturday January 10 at 10.30am. Her body was discovered several hours later in the […]

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