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The Job Support Scheme

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced today that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the Furlough Scheme) will end as planned on 31 October 2020. However, he has provided some much needed relief for employers who have been hard hit by the Coronavirus in announcing the Government’s new initiative to support struggling employers, the Job Support Scheme (the Support Scheme). The stated aim of the Support Scheme is to support viable businesses to retain viable jobs in what will undoubtedly be a continued period of significant economic uncertainty.

Business Interruption Insurance Test Case – Resounding Victory for Policyholders

On 15 September 2020, the High Court held that the majority of businesses who were forced to close as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and whom hold business interruption (BI) insurance policies are entitled to compensation from their insurers. Subject to limitations under the relevant policies, businesses may now be entitled to a pay-out which would effectively put them back in the position had the pandemic never occurred.

UK secures first major trade deal post-Brexit with Japan

On Friday 11 September the UK and Japan agreed a free trade deal, which is the first major trade deal secured by the UK as an independent nation. The deal took just over three months to conclude and the full text will be available in October.

Data – how does Brexit affect data coming from the EU?

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal then it’s likely that we’ll become a “third country” under EU data protection laws. This means that, despite having implemented the GDPR, the UK will no longer be deemed to offer adequate protection of European personal data.

Latest Briefings

How pro bono is making me a better lawyer

There are many opportunities to get involved with pro bono and several reasons why it is a good idea to do so. Verity discusses the pro bono opportunities she has been involved in and how they have strengthened her ability as a trainee solicitor.

To the point: technology & digitalisation l August 2020

Welcome to the August edition of Schoenherr’s to the point: technology & digitalisation newsletter! We are excited to present a selection of legal developments in the area of technology & digitalisation in the wider CEE region.

GC roundtable: How to communicate with impact in a virtual world

As most of us are still working from home, we are communicating virtually for long periods every day, with diverse groups of people from different cultures, forums and time zones. We are continuing our usual work tasks and commitments, but now having to deliver meetings and presentations as well as communicate a host of difficult messages.

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Shoosmiths has significantly grown its national asset finance practice with a total of five lawyers leaving DWF in Manchester and Birmingham to join the team. The new head of Shoosmiths’ financial services team in Manchester, Janet Dalton, and associates Suzanne Taylor and Aleea Bhatoo will join in Manchester, while partner Roger Potgieter and solicitor Charlotte Healey […]

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Pinsent Masons has recruited Addleshaw Goddard’s former head of financial services David Heffron to lead its financial regulatory practice. Heffron has been a partner at Addleshaws for 16 years and was head of financial services and insurance until late last year. He will be the first head of financial regulatory at Pinsents, with the firm […]

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Wragge Lawrence Graham expands Paris team with WFW infrastructure hires

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has added an infrastructure and projects team from Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) to its Paris office, giving it the ability to compete for francophone African deals. Partners Jérôme Pentecoste and Emmanuel Paillard have brought associates Julie Vuagnoux and Paul Peyret and assistant Sonia Gomez with them to Wragge Lawrence […]

Eversheds advises Coalfield Resources on £150m reverse takeover and fundraising

Eversheds has advised Coalfield Resources Plc on its acquisition of 75.1 per cent of the shares in Harworth Estates Property Group Ltd that it does not already own from the Board of the Pension Protection Fund. Law firm Harworth Estates is one of the largest property and regeneration businesses across the East Midlands, Yorkshire and the […]

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