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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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21-30 segments: extracts

We examine the UK’s top 50 law firms in groups of 10 – here are some extracts from the full report Revenue trends The biggest spike in this chart by some way is that representing DWF. This graphically highlights the firm’s aggressive growth via merger strategy which it has pursued over the past two-to-three years. […]

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Peer panel: IT – Oil the wheels of commerce with data

Information is key in M&A negotiations but the amount of data available is rocketing as a result of social media. Our expert panel give their advice The Panel Q: How effective is an analysis of the bidder/target using publicly available information, including the press and social media, in advance of formal negotiations on an M&A deal? […]

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