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Five myths about marriage and divorce

January typically sees a spike in divorce enquiries for many solicitors – and 2021 is expected to be no different, with the additional stresses and strains COVID-19 has placed on couples and families.

Shall we be exclusive?

The government is currently seeking views on a very specific proposal to ban the use of exclusivity clauses in contracts where the workers’ guaranteed weekly income is less than the Lower Earnings Limit, currently £120 per week.

Redundancies during COVID-19: Coronavirus job retention scheme extension provides some relief

In comparison to the US, there is a stricter redundancy process in the UK. For UK businesses faced with the prospect of making 20 or more staff redundant, there is an obligation to undertake a collective consultation process, which should consider ways to avoid or reduce the number of employees to be made redundant and mitigate the consequences of the redundancies.

The implications of Maughan: the Chief Coroner’s Law Sheet #6

The new Chief Coroner, HHJ Teague QC, has just published his first legal guidance in the form of “Law Sheet 6” addressing the impact of the case of R (on the application of Maughan) v Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire [2020] UKSC 46 on coronial practice.


Slater & Gordon bought Pannone

Slater & Gordon’s UK half-year revenue up 78.6 per cent to £35m

Slater & Gordon’s numerous acquisitions are expected to more than double the firm’s UK revenue in 2014, according to the firm’s half-year results presentation to the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX). Its UK practice raked in £35m (A$61.4m) in the first half of its 2013/14 financial year, which ran from 1 July 2013 to 31 December […]

Donny Ching

Shell appoints new legal director in wake of Peter Rees exit

Royal Dutch Shell has appointed Donny Ching as its new legal director with immediate effect. Former-barrister Ching has been based in Rijswijk in the Netherlands as general counsel for Shell’s project and technology group, which provides technical support in upstream and downstream work and is also responsible for leading Shell’s safety, environment and contracting and […]


Recommind transforms the ediscovery user experience with Axcelerate 5

Recommind, a leader in information intelligence, today released Axcelerate 5, the next generation of its pioneering cloud-based eDiscovery platform. The result of a two-year development effort in close collaboration with practitioners, customers and thought leaders, Axcelerate 5 provides a completely redesigned interface, new analytics, visualisation tools and streamlined automation.  These new features dramatically simplify the […]

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