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Coronavirus Update: Working From Home (again)

A government campaign was launched in early August to actively encourage employees to return to the workplace in an attempt to boost the wider economy and revitalise city centres that had been left empty after months of lockdown. However, within two months, the pandemic appears to have taken a turn for the worse and the government announced yesterday that once again people should work from home wherever possible.

Ukraine relaunches privatisation

September 2020 – Yesterday, 22 September, the President of Ukraine signed the Law which amends the Law of Ukraine “On privatisation of state and communal property” (the “Law”), introduces parliamentary control over the privatisation of state property and “unfreezes” the preparatory procedures to privatise large-scale state-owned objects. The Law was adopted by the Ukrainian parliament on 8 September 2020 and will become effective after its official publication.

Cyprus introduces film production incentives

Producers and media companies are invited to utilise the Cyprus landscape and infrastructure and enjoy a variety of legal, corporate and tax incentives for filming in Cyprus under the new Cyprus Filming Scheme.

Legal guide to pre-enforcement steps under Jersey and Guernsey law

The temporary Covid-19 protections offered by the UK government to businesses to prevent them from being subject to winding up petitions or wrongful trading actions are currently due to expire at the end of September (although an extension is very possible).

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‘Employers should expect changes’ regarding zero-hours contracts, says Eversheds

Simon Rice-Birchall, partner at Eversheds, has said that after discussion over the potential abuse of zero-hour contracts, employers should expect some change to come. Birchall, who was commenting after the government published a consultation into the use, and potential abuse, of zero-hour contracts in the UK workplace, said that the major problem faced by the […]

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Flexible working: The Loyalty Card

Men should take up their new rights so that flexible working becomes the accepted norm for both sexes I was recently a panellist at tThe Whitehall Industry Group (WIG) conference on ‘Accelerating gender diversity all the way up to the boardroom’.  My session focused on progress since the Davies Report and what needs to be […]

Walker Morris provides legal input at LRS Consultancy’s recycling services event

Walker Morris provided legal input at LRS Consultancy’s recent event ‘Recycling services: avoiding exposure and turning TEEP to your advantage’, which provided a forum for local authorities and the resource management industry to hear from keynote speakers and to discuss legal requirements for recycling services. The event also helped to raise awareness of the opportunities that […]

Manchester

Ward Hadaway picks up bulk of work from defunct EOS Law

Newcastle-headquartered Ward Hadaway has picked up the majority of the work in progress (WIP) from the recently defunct corporate boutique EOS Law in Manchester.  A significant proportion of EOS Law’s WIP was transferred to Ward Hadaway before the partnership entered into administration on 4 December, it has emerged today. The remaining WIP was transferred to […]

Walker Morris advises UK Wealth Management on acquisition

Corporate lawyers at Walker Morris have advised the management team of Yorkshire-based UK Wealth Management on its acquisition by Ashcourt Rowan. Ashcourt Rowan has agreed to pay £14.25m in cash for the wealth management specialist, which will be funded through a placing of shares by Ashcourt Rowan. The acquisition, which is subject to approval by […]

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