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Taking time off to look after dependants

Understanding what employees’ rights are and how this should be handled by employers has never been more important as we reach the peak of the pandemic.

Material adverse change clauses – draft carefully

The unprecedented situation that the coronavirus pandemic has delivered to global commerce has impacted on a variety of contractual issues related to non-contentious day-to-day transactions.

An employment guide to lockdown 3.0

With COVID-19 taking hold once more, the government has put the UK under a third lockdown, forcing all non-essential shops to close once again.

BVI update: “Black Swan” legislation passed

On 31 December 2020, the BVI House of Assembly passed the so-called “Black Swan” Bill amending section 24 of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Virgin Islands) Act (Cap. 80) so as to confer jurisdiction on the BVI Court to grant interim relief in support of foreign proceedings.


Shoosmiths’ recoveries services practice group achieves ‘top-tier’ rankings

Shoosmiths is celebrating success following the announcement of the recoveries services practice group’s ‘top-tier’ Legal 500 rankings. The directory consulted clients and industry professionals for references, and results show that the recoveries services practice group headed by partner Waine Mannix is at the top of its game. Shoosmiths’ debt recovery work has been ranked top […]

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Rock opera set up for dramatic finale

Despite the best efforts of the legal and wider business community, the term ‘offshore’ generally still has pretty negative connotations among the general public. None of the major offshore jurisdictions have managed to entirely separate themselves from the tag of tax haven – and that includes Gibraltar. Although Gibraltar is part of the EU through […]

Wierzbowski Eversheds represents Orange Polska in UKE cassation appeal

At a hearing on 8 October 2014 concerning the decision by the president of the Office of Electronic Communications (UKE) imposing a fine of PLN8m (£1.5m) on Telekomunikacja Polska SA (now Orange Polska), the Supreme Court of Poland denied the cassation appeal by the telecommunications regulator. Wierzbowski Eversheds represented its client Orange at all stages […]

Happy birthday Supreme Court says Neuberger, with five top cases

It’s just one day until the fifth birthday of the Supreme Court and President Lord Neuberger has listed his five top cases. Barristers from Blackstone Chambers, Matrix Chambers, Landmark and Doughty Street were among the raft of counsel instructed on these seminal cases, such as Michael Prest’s high-profile divorce battle and the HS2 appeal. The full […]

Shoosmiths boosts corporate team in Manchester with three appointments

Shoosmiths has boosted its corporate offering in the north west by bringing in a new senior associate and two further lawyers into its growing Manchester office. Damien Brown joins the law firm as a senior associate specialising in corporate finance, acquisitions and disposals and private investment work. Brown was previously a senior associate in the […]

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