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Taking time off to look after dependants

Understanding what employees’ rights are and how this should be handled by employers has never been more important as we reach the peak of the pandemic.

Material adverse change clauses – draft carefully

The unprecedented situation that the coronavirus pandemic has delivered to global commerce has impacted on a variety of contractual issues related to non-contentious day-to-day transactions.

An employment guide to lockdown 3.0

With COVID-19 taking hold once more, the government has put the UK under a third lockdown, forcing all non-essential shops to close once again.

BVI update: “Black Swan” legislation passed

On 31 December 2020, the BVI House of Assembly passed the so-called “Black Swan” Bill amending section 24 of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Virgin Islands) Act (Cap. 80) so as to confer jurisdiction on the BVI Court to grant interim relief in support of foreign proceedings.


The ones to watch

Ruby Sandhu tracks the careers of five rising stars at the Bar and finds out why their instructing solicitors rate them. Timothy Fancourt Professional achievements/associations:Chancery Bar Association Areas of practice: Property, chancery anhd commercial litigation as well as advisory work, particularly commercial and residential property. What others say about him: Fancourt is described as an […]

The Lawyer Inquiry: Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards was born in London in 1955. He is a partner and head of the property department at Titmuss Sainer Dechert. What subject(s) did you fail at school? Nothing academic, but I was terrible at PE. What was your first job? Cleaning offices in beautiful downtown Croydon during school holidays. What was your first […]

Post Office reviews City law firm panel

The Post Office is considering bids from City firms this week for commercial advice worth millions in fees. The Post Office, which currently instructs Clifford Chance and Slaughter and May, has put out tenders to City firms and is expected to make a decision in mid-May, says director of legal services Catherine Churchard. The news […]

Regulation for mediation

Littleton Chambers’ plan to set up a company offering mediation services is the most significant move yet to exploit new business opportunities offered by the Woolf Reforms. Other high profile sets are likely to follow suit as mediation becomes more financially rewarding. But the likely boom does have a downside. While the number of big […]

Hammond Suddards in online service launch

Hammond Suddards is launching a national online legal service, called HammondsDirect, which will be run from the Bradford office, in a bid to attract more clients and to generate further business for the firm. The service will provide online and telephone legal support outside working hours for clients in an attempt to replicate the services […]

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