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Business Interruption Insurance Test Case: Supreme Court backs FCA

Today’s Supreme Court judgment paves the way for thousands of businesses to have their claims for Covid-related business interruption losses paid. We reported in September 2020 on a landmark High Court ruling for policyholders with certain business interruption insurance who have been forced to close as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The test case, which was […]

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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.


In and around the house

What should aspiring general counsel know about getting the top job? A recent roundtable brought a number of in-house heads and deputy heads together to discuss preconceptions of the GC role. And as our other stories indicate, the GC jobs market is a very fluid one at the moment. How far did our GCs get […]

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Lloyds Banking Group appoints new retail GC

Lloyds Banking Group has appointed Jennifer Neilsen as general counsel for retail following the departure of Stuart Morgan in May. Nielsen joined Bank of Scotland in 1996 and held a number of roles within the group before being appointed commercial general counsel in 2009. Nielsen had been working closely with Morgan on the asset finance […]

US seizes reins of Edwards Wildman’s London office as merger vote approaches

The biggest US firms are well and truly entrenched in the UK legal market, generating more than £2bn in revenue each year. But one firm that appears to be decidedly more flaky about its City presence is Boston-based Edwards Wildman Palmer. Its London outpost has had a turbulent time in recent months – with a […]


Paul Hastings picks up White & Case technology and IP head

Paul Hastings’ London office has hired White & Case’s former IP and technology London head and global data privacy and cyber security chair Ashley Winton. Winton will join Paul Hastings as a corporate partner, but will focus his practice on the technology sector. He was previously a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman and worked […]

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