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COVID-19: Where now for Employment Tribunals?

Recent reforms to the Employment Tribunal system and a move towards virtual hearings are intended to boost hearing capacity and access to justice. We consider the developments to the pre-existing approach and what this means for employers. Justice in slow motion?

Winding up petitions: High Court guidance

Regulations laid before Parliament yesterday seek to extend the current restrictions on the presentation of winding up petitions to 31 December 2020. However, there will inevitably come a time when these temporary restrictions are lifted.

Covid-19 guidance for courts in Northern Ireland – Civil Actions

On 23 September, the Lord Chief Justice’s Office issued Covid-19 Guidance for Civil Actions which applies to all civil actions in the High Court and County Court from 1 October 2020. This Guidance is an attempt by the Office of the Lord Chief Justice to have the civil courts undertake as much business as possible during the pandemic.

Running a charity at a time of crisis: reputation management tips for the third sector

Charities are undoubtedly invaluable to society, but regardless of their admirable aims, they are not immune to experiencing a crisis. This fact has come sharply into view amid the coronavirus pandemic, with charities currently experiencing , caused primarily by a drop in donations. This financial hit has left charities especially vulnerable, leaving the door open for mistakes and wrong decisions to be made. But there are steps you can take before and during a crisis to shield against reputational fallout

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The new Italian Transport Authority becomes operative

On 15 January 2014, the new established Italian Transport Authority (ITA) — Autorità di Regolazione dei Trasporti — became operative. The main task of the ITA is promoting and protecting competition in the transport sectors. The president of the ITA, Mr Andrea Camanzi, has already announced that the ITA will start two investigations on the […]

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The tale of two Saudi princes in the High Court

Two prominent Saudi princes believed to be involved in a London-registered company that allegedly facilitated “money laundering” for Hezbollah are at the centre of a major court battle that is about to hit London’s High Court again. The High Court is gearing up to hear a series of allegations against two Saudi princes who are […]

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Nabarro adds partner to Singapore office

Nabarro has added a Hogan Lovells senior associate and former GDF Suez energy counsel, Adrian Wong, as a partner in its Singapore office as it continues expanding in the region. The firm moved to a new office in Singapore in November 2013 after first setting up there in 2010 (20 September 2010) in what was […]

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Lee & Thompson associate up for Bafta

Lee & Thompson associate James Walker is in the running for a BAFTA award for his role in short animation film Sleeping with the Fishes. Walker, who trained at legacy Herbert Smith before taking two years out to study at the National Film & Television School (NFTS), told The Lawyer that his animation is about […]

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The Hot 100: The Bar

Helen Davies QC  Brick Court Chambers In October last year Brick Court Chambers elected Helen Davies QC as its first-ever female head of chambers. Davies took up the joint role with incumbent Jonathan Hirst QC. Her appointment followed years of service at the set, with roles including head of pupillage, sitting on the executive committee […]

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