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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.


DLA Piper advises Peter Holmes à Court on the sale of his share in Rabbitohs

DLA Piper has advised Peter Holmes à Court, co-owner of the South Sydney District Rugby League Football Club (the Rabbitohs), on the sale of his 37.5 per cent share in the Rabbitohs to a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Press Holdings (CPH). The chairman of CPH is James Packer, who also chairs Crown Resorts. As […]

HSF senior partner Scott announces retirement, triggering four-man election

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) senior partner Jonathan Scott is to step down three months ahead of schedule, triggering a four-man race for the role set to conclude this month. Scott, who was elected for a five-year term in 2010 and has been at HSF for 35 years, is now cutting his time short to retire […]

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Ropes & Gray makes up four partners in London in 20-strong global promos round

Ropes & Gray has added four new partners in London, accounting for a fifth of the firm’s total global promotions in 2014. The figure marks a sea change for the US firm, which failed to bring any new London partners into its partnership in 2013 among a 12-strong global promotions round. In 2012, it made […]

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Garrigues returns to growth with marginal revenue rise to €332.5m

Europe’s largest firm, Iberian giant Garrigues, has announced a marginal rise of 0.2 per cent in its 2013/14 turnover along with the promotion of seven to its partnership. Turnover rose from €331.9m to €332.5m (£261.6m) in the last financial year, which ended on 31 August. The growth follows two years of turnover decline (31 October […]

IFLR ranks Ogier as a top-tier firm for funds and corporate and finance in Guernsey

The International Financial Law Review (IFLR) 2015 edition has ranked Ogier as a top-tier firm for its investment funds and corporate and finance practices in Guernsey. Ogier Jersey was ranked as a tier-one firm for its corporate and finance practices and as a tier-two firm for investment funds. IFLR highlighted the firm’s stand-out deals for […]

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