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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.


Eversheds comments on ‘mixed messages’ from Chinese economy

Stephen Kitts, Asia managing partner at Eversheds, has commented on the latest China economic output data. He said: ‘It is difficult to get a grip on the real direction of travel of the Chinese economy from the latest data. It does demonstrate that China is not immune from the vagaries of the world economy, although […]


Kennedys overhauls career development strategy and introduces new senior associate role

When Kennedys’ human resources director Caroline Wilson joined the firm almost four years ago, its qualified lawyers were distinguishable only as solicitors or partners. Not only that but there were no defined career paths, no universal standards by which career development was measured and no appraisals. Wilson has ushered in a new era of formal […]

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Olswang at the crossroads as turnover lags peer group

UK 200 figures show that Olswang has lagged behind its TMT competitors over time, and it will shortly have to cope with the arrival of Cooley in London. With CEO David Stewart now out the door, does the firm have a plan? US technology big beast Cooley has not even launched yet in London, but […]

Eversheds advises Goldman Sachs on deal to acquire logistics services provider

Eversheds has advised Goldman Sachs’ merchant banking division on a deal to acquire logistics services provider Neovia Logistics from Platinum Equity and Caterpillar. Eversheds provided holistic employment, pensions and real-estate advice across EMEA, South America and the Asia-Pacific. The Eversheds team was led out of the London office by partner Fiona Bolton and senior associates […]

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