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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.

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The Court of Appeal has quashed a judicial review of the new rating system for criminal barristers introduced by the Legal Services Board (LSB), bringing an end to the contentious fight against the scheme. In a judgment handed down today the court upheld a January High Court ruling and concluded the scheme was lawful and […]

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The Sportsman, Kent

Do eat at The Sportsman in Kent, but don’t stay in a beach hut, advises Nicky Richmond. I rang the hotel reception. Do you think that you can have a word with the couple in the next hut? We’ve only been here a couple of hours and they’ve had sex twice and I can hear […]

Mishcon’s three-day week revolution

Mishcon de Reya may have found the solution to any potential space problem in its newly planned Aldwych office: although it will be bringing its four offices under one roof, its lawyers may seldom set foot in the building. Managing partner Kevin Gold has approved three-day weeks and has told lawyers to take unlimited holidays […]

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Allen & Overy targets Belfast expansion with 100 new roles over five years

Allen & Overy (A&O) has unveiled plans to recruit up to 100 new roles for its Belfast office over the next five years, a projection that underlines the role the office is likely to play in facilitating the firm’s future growth and which should see it become its second-largest office worldwide. Around 70 of the […]

No5 Chambers sponsors Bristol Law Society’s Law Firm of the Year award

No5 Chambers is sponsoring the Bristol Law Firm of the Year award at the Bristol Law Society Awards. After a record number of nominations, the judging panel has announced the shortlist of nominees for each award. Nominees for the Bristol Law Firm of the Year award include Foot Anstey, Clarke Wilmott and Veale Wasborough Vizards. […]

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