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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.


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Mayer Brown posts falling turnover

Can Mayer Brown stem the flow of staff after disappointing results? Last week The Lawyer compared US firms’ financial results with a ballooning cake. This week, that cake looked more like a collapsed chocolate fondant. Mayer Brown played the part of the gooey bit in the middle, with both partner profits and turnover sliding to […]

Judgment Call: 4 March 2013

Defamation Makudi v Triesman. [2013] EWHC 142 (QB). Tugendhat J. 1 February 2013 Evidence of corrupt practices in regard to the bid for the 2018 World Cup given by an MP to a select committee was covered by absolute privilege and discussions he held with counsel appointed by the FA, and counsel’s subsequent reports, were […]

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Ireland’s Byrne Wallace appeals against €17.7m claim in Supreme Court

Irish firm Byrne Wallace is set to appear in the country’s Supreme Court this week in a bid to overturn a finding of professional negligence that led to a €17.7m damages bill. The firm is appealing against a judgment handed down last year by Mr Justice McGovern, in which legacy firm BCM Hanby Wallace was […]

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