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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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Mishcon boss Kevin Gold attracted a lot of attention last week in our regular Leadership Interview when he declared that the firm’s lawyers could take as much holiday as they feel they need. It’s controversial and it’s certainly creative. But will it catch on? “Work three-day weeks and take unlimited holidays”: Kevin Gold’s revolution at […]

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 […]

Olswang CEO David Stewart in shock resignation

A year and a half ago David Stewart was re-elected as Olswang chief executive, a term that was supposed to last three years. But halfway through that term, Stewart has suddenly resigned. It is clear that this has taken a lot of people by surprise internally. Stewart has been temporarily replaced by Michael Burdon, the […]

UK construction industry is taking action to continue growth, says Eversheds

Michael Conroy-Harris, construction expert at Eversheds, has commented on the latest construction PMI figures. He said: ‘Figures like this take a moment to read but an age to interpret. It’s great that construction activity is holding up, but we do need to look beyond that and it’s good to see that performance is more balanced […]

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Top 100 LGBT business leaders features 15 lawyers

Lawyers make up 15 per cent of the top 100 LGBT business leaders, according to LGBT professional network OUTstanding. The network released its list today, ranking prominent LGBT professionals on visibility and inclusivity. The 15 lawyers did not include any women or ethnic minority lawyers, following the general trend of the survey, which featured just […]

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