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5 questions with a Moneypenny legal PA

What does a day in the life of a Legal PA at Moneypenny involve? We caught up with one of our Legal PAs, Team Leader; Jasmine Lloyd, to find out.

Can you compel staff to be vaccinated against Covid-19?

Employment law is not crystal clear on this question; an employer has a duty to ensure the safety of their employees and all those with whom they interact during the course of their work. Therefore, there may be a case for insisting that all employees are vaccinated.

Leasehold reform legislation on the horizon

Karl Anders, Louise Power and Sandip Singh, Walker Morris’ Housing and Banking Litigation specialists, explain The UK Government’s recent announcement that legislation to significantly reform leasehold property ownership is on the horizon.



Sitting on defence

Whatever happened to the BAE-EADS deal, the lawyers were going to be okay The mooted merger of UK defence group BAE Systems and EADS, the Continental aerospace company, crash-landed last week after the companies failed to convince politicians the deal was in the interests of France, Germany, the UK and the US. But it was […]

David Bickerton

CC, Linklaters and Mills & Reeve lead on Cambridge University bond issue

Clifford Chance, Linklaters and Mills & Reeve have advised on a bond issue by the University of Cambridge, the second in a recent spate of attempts by UK higher-educational institutions to tap the capital markets. The 800-year-old university has opened up the 40-year, £350m bond to investors after Moody’s last week granted the corporation an […]

Moves: 15 October 2012

Morrison & Foerster has boosted its Tokyo practice with a number of finance hires from the Toyko office of US firm Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom. Move of the Week The firm has hired Japanese real estate finance partner Masahiro Shiga, who led the Japan real estate practice while at Skadden’s Tokyo office, in […]

Over simplistic to think employees will sign rights away

Collyer Bristow employment partner Tania Goodman questions the political motivation behind the Conservative’s ‘rights for shares’ proposals Staff recruited from 6 April 2012 do not have the right to bring an unfair dismissal claim until they have been employed for two continuous years, which allows the employer a long time to assess their suitability and […]

Bryan Hughes

Eversheds hands second term to CEO Hughes

Eversheds has re-elected chief executive officer Bryan Hughes to a second successive term. Hughes was reappointed following an uncontested partnership election. He will hold the role until May 2017. The firm first elected Hughes to the chief executive role in September 2008 (11 September 2008), replacing David Gray. Earlier this year Hughes unveiled a ‘2020’ […]

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