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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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Taylor Wessing former managing partner Frawley pops up Down Under

Taylor Wessing’s former managing partner Michael Frawley has been appointed as director of New Zealand’s Museum of Transport and Technology (Motat), three years after leaving the UK firm. While current managing partner Tim Eyles took the spotlight on stage at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel this week to pick up the Law Firm of the Year […]

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DLA Piper freezes Australian partner remuneration

DLA Piper’s Australian managing partner Andrew Darwin has told staff and partners not to expect pay rises as the firm had failed to meet targets in the region. He told staff in an email yesterday (27 June) not to expect pay rises as the firm had failed to meet its targets in the region. The […]

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Developing an edge

Competitive advantage is just one of the benefits of getting your learning and development programme right By Carolann Edwards, director of learning and development, Norton Rose Fulbright A group of newly appointed partners is making its way noisily along the red carpet leading to the glass-fronted offices on London’s South Bank riverside. The lawyers, who come from as far […]

How much is too much? A call for global principles to guide to the punishment of international cartels

Few issues engender as much debate in antitrust circles as the concern of overlapping punishment of cartel offenders in international cartel cases. The mass proliferation of antitrust enforcement, rising criminal and civil penalties and the seemingly boundless extraterritorial reach of national antitrust laws challenge traditional notions of proportional punishment and adequate deterrence in international cartel […]

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