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Food & Drink Update – September 2020

Guidance on the latest food and drink rules, including post-furlough planning and workforce measures manufacturers, Brexit and the workforce – how to prepare for upcoming changes, protecting innovation in the food & drink industry, and more.

How to deal with flexible working requests as people return to the workplace

The Coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on working practices over the last five/six months. With a significant increase in the number of employees up and down the country working from home, will this mean that employers will be faced with an influx of flexible working requests from these employees as they re-open their […]

Video: Impact of Brexit on the current immigration system

In this video we provide an overview of how the UK’s immigration system will change as a result of Brexit. This is part of a series of short videos from our Business Immigration Team to assist employers in preparing for the new regime. To view the rest of our series click the below link:

Brexit & the forthcoming changes to the UK’s immigration system

In this video we provide an introduction to our Business Immigration video series. This is part of a series of short videos from our Business Immigration Team to assist employers in preparing for the new regime. To view the rest of our series click the below link:

Latest Briefings

Coronavirus business interruption test case – judgment in the “insurance case of the century”

Flaux LJ and Butcher J today handed down judgment in the test case brought by the FCA to explore whether hundreds of thousands of businesses can recover under their business interruption policies for losses caused by the pandemic, in the “insurance case of the century” – the only claim heard under the Financial List Test Case Scheme. Many of those businesses will, today, be celebrating a fantastic win for them.

Cayman Islands Update: Economic substance guidance notes V3 issued

On 13 July 2020, the Cayman Islands Department for International Tax Cooperation (the “DITC”) issued version 3.0 of the Guidance on Economic Substance for Geographically Mobile Activities (the “Guidance”) pursuant to the ES Law (as defined below). This replaces the previous version 2.0 of the Guidance issued on 30 April 2019.



Lupton Fawcett bids for Yorkshire domination

 Heathcliff-like, Lupton Fawcett is poised to bestride Yorkshire’s broad acres In the past few years Leeds firm Lupton Fawcett has gone about steadily increasing its size and regional profile. First it added a Sheffield office by bolting on local firm Hackett Windle, then it expanded in Leeds last year by tying up with Lee & […]


Ashurst to replace senior partner with elected chairman role

Ashurst is to scrap its senior partner position, currently held by Charlie Geffen, after its proposed full financial merger with Ashurst Australia, which is expected to take place later this year. The senior partner position is to be replaced by a newly-elected global chairman and vice chairman, one of which will come from Ashurst and […]


FFW enters Asia through Shanghai tie-up under new Swiss Verein

Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) has sealed a Chinese tie-up that gives the firm its first major outpost in Asia and ramps up its capacity for fast international expansion through a newly launched Swiss Verein. The firm’s combination with Shanghai’s Ryser & Associates goes live today (8 July) and sees FFW merge its branding and some […]


Whistler in the dark

The Snowden affair is more about private contractors than surveillance, or even whistleblowing As former National Security Agency (NSA) and CIA employee Edward Snowden continues to try to evade the US authorities, the spectacle has been the talk of Washington DC. While Snowden is characterised as a whistleblower, the affair raises questions about the US […]

Parliament palace Bucharest

Romania: Project Reboot

With a stabilising political system, the outlook for Romania’s law firms is good A “coup against the rule of law” was how Romania’s president Traian Băsescu described his attempted impeachment at the hands of prime minister Victor Ponta during last summer’s clash between the country’s two dominant political forces – Ponta’s Socialists, the reformed heirs […]

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