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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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One Direction star Harry Styles turned to 5RB media barrister David Sherborne to secure an injunction preventing the paparazzi from pursuing him. The 19-year-old boy band star was granted a court order by Mrs Justice Nicola Davies and is aimed at preventing alleged harassment by photographers. He turned to long-time adviser Lee & Thompson to […]

Employment law 2013 review: redundancy

This year brought changes to the legislative provisions governing collective redundancy consultation. Since 6 April, where an employer proposes making 100 or more employees redundant within a 90-day period, consultation must begin at least 45 days (previously 90 days) before the first redundancy takes effect. In contrast, the 90-day maximum ‘protective award’, where an employer […]

Employment law 2013 review: disability discrimination

Does the fact that a person is obese mean they are, or could be, ‘disabled’ for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010? If their obesity affects their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities, should they be protected from discrimination because they are overweight? Earlier this year, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered this […]

Explore: No.1, December 2013 — insights from the DLA Piper mining sector

By Robert Edel Welcome to the first edition of Explore, DLA Piper’s magazine for the mining sector. Three times a year, the law firm will bring you a selection of insights from its global mining team. Mining is one of the most diverse industries on the planet, not just in terms of geographic spread but […]

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KWMSJB loses European duo to local firms

A pair of King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin (KWMSJB) partners have quit the newly-merged firm for local firms in France and Germany. French real estate partner Vincent Lassalle is taking a team of two lawyers with him to local firm SBKG & Associés, while finance partner Thomas Schrell is joining Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s Frankfurt […]

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