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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.



Addleshaws installs regional office heads as former Manchester chief quits for PwC

Addleshaw Goddard has appointed Tim Wheldon and Malcolm Pike as office heads in Leeds and Manchester respectively in the firm’s latest management change. The creation of the two new roles follows a series of changes to the firm’s management structure and line-up since John Joyce was elected as managing partner in May (16 May 2014). […]

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co picks up Private Client Specialism of the Year award

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s contentious trusts team has won The Legal 500’s Private Client Specialism of the Year award. The win follows a great overall result in The Legal 500 firm rankings, which highlights the success of the merger and its resultant increase in global reach and expertise. This award acknowledges the cross-sector team’s […]

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 […]

No5 Chambers’ Abid Mahmood speaks at Judicial Appointments Commission event

On 8 October 2014, No5 Chambers’ Abid Mahmood spoke at an event organised by CILEX, the Law Society and the Bar Council. The event was held at the offices of St Philips Chambers and was attended by barristers, solicitors and legal executives. Mahmood talked about his personal experiences and the background of the application process that […]

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