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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 […]


Imaging system helps in fight against fraud

The company which invented a fraud-busting computer system that analyses computer software and hardware is now marketing it to the commercial sector. The DIBS disk imaging system was designed by Computer Forensic Investigations (CFI) five years ago at the suggestion of New Scotland Yard. It has been used by fraud investigators and prosecuting lawyers throughout […]

Pinsents lures Dibbs' commercial head to lead its national litigation

Pinsent Curtis has brought off a coup by poaching leading Manchester litigator Nigel Kissack from Dibb Lupton Alsop to be its national head of litigation. Kissack – who is currently negotiating his departure date – was Alsop Wilkinson’s Manchester managing partner until its merger with Dibb Lupton Broomhead in June last year. He then became […]

CPS denies claims of undermining inquiry

Nabarro Nathanson, Denton Hall, Linklaters & Paines and Clifford Chance celebrated the ground-breaking first-ever successful private finance initiative (PFI) financing of an NHS hospital last week. The firms advised parties to the raising of £143m needed to build a 400-bed acute hospital for Dartford and Gravesham Trust. The deal was signed last week at Nabarros’ […]

Asim committee to plan for future

The Association of Solicitor Investment Managers (Asim) has set up a strategy committee to oversee a three-year business plan. It is the first time that the group has put resources into developing such a plan. The committee will consist of Asim chair Iain Nicholson of Iain Nicholson & Co, vice-chair John Morton of Brachers and […]

RPBs keep up pressure on super-SIB

The Law Society will meet a treasury official later this week to discuss the proposed regulatory framework for registered professional bodies (RPBs). Law Society head of professional ethics Alison Crawley said the decision would ultimately be political but thought that there would be room for RPBs to operate. She said the society had written to […]

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