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New changes impacting the leasing legislation

Law no. 83/2021 amending and supplementing Government Ordinance no. 51/1997 on the leasing operations and the leasing companies was published on April 16, 2021 in the Official Gazette no. 401, Part I. Importantly, the provisions of Law no. 83/2021 may only be applied for leasing agreements concluded after its entry into force.

6 simple ways law firms can use Live Chat

We detail 6 different ways that law firms can use the chat tool on their websites to benefit the visitor (and potential client), and in turn benefit the firm.

Sleep-in shifts not counted towards National Minimum Wage

Last week the Supreme Court decided to dismiss the latest appeal in the Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake case and confirmed that time spent sleeping on site during a sleep-in shift will not count towards a care worker’s National Minimum Wage (NMW).


Milbank continues hiring spree with addition of Norton Rose litigator

Norton Rose is the latest firm to be raided by Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy, with the US headquartered firm hiring financial disputes partner Charles Evans. Milbank has made a series of lateral hires in recent months. In August The Lawyer revealed that Linklaters projects partner Clive Ransome was to join the firm (24 August […]


Minster and Optima top UK200 debt charts

Minster Law and Optima Legal have emerged as the two firms with the highest reported level of borrowings in this year’s The Lawyer UK200. Last year Minster’s turnover was £104.1m. The Lawyer can reveal that at the end of the last financial year it had total borrowings of £69m. At Optima the proportionate debt levels […]

Split decision

Independence may benefit Scottish law firms, but they are not holding their breath What do Scotland’s managing partners think about their nation’s bid for independence? The small clutch The Lawyer polled were almost all against the idea, although one says he does not want to go on the record about it for fear of it […]

Caroline Carter

Employers must act on equality

Tackling equal pay issues before they reach the courts just became an even The gender pay gap is now 15 per cent. Is the Supreme Court’s decision that out-of-time equal pay claims can proceed as breach of contract claims in the High Court a step too far for employers? The ruling goes to the heart […]


Struck off

Ex-Hogan Lovells partner and convicted fraudster Christopher Grierson was struck off the solicitors’ roll yesterday at a Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal hearing, to absolutely no one’s surprise. The SDT refused to confirm on what grounds they dismissed him, but given that Grierson was jailed for three years in May on four offences under the Theft Act […]

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