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Can UK employers claim the furlough grant while employees are on notice? Clarity is required.

Notice Pay during Furlough Leave The latest Treasury Direction for the furlough scheme, updated on 26 June 2020, could modify the effect of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. New wording at paragraph 2.2 may be interpreted to suggest that notice pay cannot be claimed through the scheme. With retrospective application, employers require clarification from HMRC […]


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Latham secures top spot on The Lawyer’s International Firms in London list

Latham & Watkins has topped The Lawyer’s list of the Top 30 International Firms in London thanks to a 27 per cent revenue rise to $267m in 2014, while average turnover of listed firms grew by 13 per cent. Latham was followed in the ranking by White & Case, with turnover hitting $240m, and Baker […]

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Hot 100 alumni: Philip Bowden, Allen & Overy

Allen & Overy’s (A&O) Philip Bowden was featured in the The Lawyer Hot 100 in 2012 for his role in a deal said to be influential in terms of mezzanine lenders and their entitlement to contractual value protection. In the transaction Bowden advised the lenders on the $3.2bn acquisition of WorldPay by Bain Capital and […]


Fried Frank builds London finance team with Hogan Lovells hire

Fried Frank is hiring a banking partner from Hogan Lovells to become the firm’s first head of finance in London.  Hogan Lovells banking partner Stuart Brinkworth is joining Fried Frank’s London office as head of the financial team from 1 September. Brinkworth, who has been a partner at Hogan Lovells since 2010, has acted on […]

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