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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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Eversheds CEO: “Everything we’ve done has had culture at the heart”

Eversheds chief executive Bryan Hughes has told The Lawyer in an exclusive interview that “everything we’ve done has had culture at the heart”, as news broke that 166 staff at the firm face the axe. Hughes made the comment about culture, adding that it was the most important thing about the firm, to The Lawyer […]

Rita Lowe

Five rules of the insolvency game

As the high street suffers, lawyers pick up mandates from administrators January is proving particularly torrid for companies in trouble and December was almost as bad for the UK high street. But the past two and a half months have also confirmed a few principles about the insolvency game for lawyers. Principle one: if the […]

Serbian banking sector and sovereign debt prospects for 2013

While 2012 was marked by parliamentary elections and the formation of the new government in July, the financial markets in Serbia seem likely to offer investors some very interesting opportunities in 2013. In the banking sector, a number of state-owned banks are up for sale (such as Privredna banka Beograd), while some foreign banks are […]


Blackstone’s Pannick fails to persuade Supreme Court to extend privilege to accountants

The Supreme Court has refused to extend legal privilege to accountants offering tax advice. The ruling will be welcomed by lawyers who would have faced increased competition from their accountancy counterparts had the ruling gone the other way. It is a major win for Blackstone Chambers’ James Eadie QC who picked up the mandate to […]

William Robins

The Lawyer Management: Keystone Law

William Robins is a partner and chief operating officer of Keystone Law. He became COO in March 2009 and has previously worked as a solicitor at Lovells (now Hogan Lovells), Gibson Dunn & Crutcher and Berwin Leighton Paisner. He is responsible for the day-to-day running of Keystone Law alongside the firm’s managing partner James Knight. […]

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