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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)).



Marketing directors, £477,000 and the great salary debate

High marketing salaries don’t mean the world has gone mad. I read the debate/noise/nonsense/informed discussion (please delete as appropriate) the other week on the salaries of law firm marketing directors. Well, one salary in particular (‘Marketing chiefs at City law firms pocket salaries of up to £477,000’). Here are a few thoughts around this broad […]

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance’s Layton and Norman: We needed leaner leadership

Clifford Chance’s new managing partner and corporate head are turning around the firm’s conservative reputation by taking an axe to the leadership team and getting tough on partners’ remits. Just months after Matthew Layton stepped into David Childs’ shoes in May and Guy Norman put on Layton’s (27 November 2013), the firm’s management committee had […]


Nabarro’s foray into fixed-fee litigation

Fixed fees are becoming increasingly popular in the transactional world but in the wake of Jackson and the debate about third-party funders, litigators are also becoming more at home with the set-up. Take Nabarro. The firm is set to become one of the first in the UK to formally embrace fixed-fee structures for its disputes […]


Clydes settles whistleblowing claim with former partner Bates van Winkelhof

Clyde & Co has settled a long-running whistleblowing dispute with former partner Krista Bates van Winkelhof out of court after successive cases sought to establish the validity of the claim. The settlement is subject to a strict gagging order, which prohibits either side from revealing any of the details. In May the Supreme Court paved […]

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