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Extension of temporary adjusted right to work checks

There has been a welcome announcement from the government today, an extension of the temporary COVID-19 adjusted right to work checks. Temporary checks will now continue until 20 June 2021.

Renew Romania 2021

A roadmap for investors and developers who are interested in entering the Romanian renewable energy markets, and for existing market players, insights on how to further streamline the setup, operation and financing of their investments in this sector.

The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal finds Norwich Pharmacal relief is available in aid of foreign proceedings

The Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands (CICA) has found that the Cayman courts have jurisdiction to grant a Norwich Pharmacal Order (NPO) in support of potential proceedings before a foreign court, even where alternative statutory remedies may be available (in this instance, the provisions of the Evidence (Proceedings in Other Jurisdictions) (Cayman Islands) Order 1978 (the Evidence Order)).



After conquering Essex, Birkett Long is now attacking London Birkett Long’s three offices would form a triangle across Essex if you joined up the dots between their locations, a geometric quirk that allows the firm to lay claim to the whole county as its target market area.It has been a busy couple of months for […]

Howard Kennedy to fight negligence suit

Howard Kennedy and Kenwright and Cox, which ceased trading in 1999, are being sued for negligence by a client who alleges that they failed to get British Gas to compensate him when he was injured in a gas pipe explosion Five other victims of the same accident received £3.25m between them two years ago, but […]

A&O and Tugenhat lose out after CFAs are ruled invalid

Allen & Overy and Michael Tugenhat QC denied £200,000 after costs judge finds inaccuracies in CFAs One of the country’s leading defamation barristers Michael Tugenhat QC and a litigation team at Allen & Overy (A&O) have been denied almost £200,000 that was owed to them because of errors in their conditional fee arrangements (CFA).Tugenhat and […]

Judge stays Baxendale-Walker fraud case

Paul Baxendale-Walker, the solicitor charged with a £2m pension fraud by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), has had his fraud case stayed as an abuse of process Last week, The Lawyer revealed that Baxendale-Walker is standing for the Westminster seat on the Law Society’s ruling council.Baxendale-Walker, who was accused along with Dutch businessman Bjørn Stiedl […]

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