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Five myths about marriage and divorce

January typically sees a spike in divorce enquiries for many solicitors – and 2021 is expected to be no different, with the additional stresses and strains COVID-19 has placed on couples and families.

Shall we be exclusive?

The government is currently seeking views on a very specific proposal to ban the use of exclusivity clauses in contracts where the workers’ guaranteed weekly income is less than the Lower Earnings Limit, currently £120 per week.

Redundancies during COVID-19: Coronavirus job retention scheme extension provides some relief

In comparison to the US, there is a stricter redundancy process in the UK. For UK businesses faced with the prospect of making 20 or more staff redundant, there is an obligation to undertake a collective consultation process, which should consider ways to avoid or reduce the number of employees to be made redundant and mitigate the consequences of the redundancies.

The implications of Maughan: the Chief Coroner’s Law Sheet #6

The new Chief Coroner, HHJ Teague QC, has just published his first legal guidance in the form of “Law Sheet 6” addressing the impact of the case of R (on the application of Maughan) v Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire [2020] UKSC 46 on coronial practice.

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Michael Conroy-Harris, construction expert at Eversheds, has commented on the latest construction PMI figures. He said: ‘Figures like this take a moment to read but an age to interpret. It’s great that construction activity is holding up, but we do need to look beyond that and it’s good to see that performance is more balanced […]

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Voluntary approach to UK boardroom representation ‘is delivering progress’

Audrey Williams, head of discrimination at Eversheds, has commented on the latest figures surrounding the representation of women in UK boardrooms. She said: ‘These latest figures show that the voluntary approach in the UK, driven by Lord Davies’ recommendations and annual reviews, is delivering progress. It allows companies the freedom to remove barriers to female […]

Eversheds attorney-at-law set to advise on SREIR research project

Eversheds attorney-at-law Lina Aleknaitė — van der Molen has been invited to become a member of the Expert Advisory Group for the Security Rights and the European Insolvency Regulation (SREIR) research project. SREIR is a European Union-financed project, the goal of which is to critically analyse and evaluate the provisions governing rights in rem (security rights) […]

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