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5 questions with a Moneypenny legal PA

What does a day in the life of a Legal PA at Moneypenny involve? We caught up with one of our Legal PAs, Team Leader; Jasmine Lloyd, to find out.

Can you compel staff to be vaccinated against Covid-19?

Employment law is not crystal clear on this question; an employer has a duty to ensure the safety of their employees and all those with whom they interact during the course of their work. Therefore, there may be a case for insisting that all employees are vaccinated.

Leasehold reform legislation on the horizon

Karl Anders, Louise Power and Sandip Singh, Walker Morris’ Housing and Banking Litigation specialists, explain The UK Government’s recent announcement that legislation to significantly reform leasehold property ownership is on the horizon.


Female associates to tackle gender equality in law

Last Friday evening saw the launch of Women in Law London (WILL), a new network aiming to empower female associates as they ascend the career ladder. This week The Lawyer explores the issue in-depth with a look at female promotion rates across the top 20. Read the full analysis here. The network has been masterminded […]

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Top 10 stories: 17-23 October 2014

The week on was dominated by our coverage of a new initiative to support women’s career progression. Last week’s feature on law firm gender balance and the five associates who have decided to do something about it pulled in the readers.  Career progression was also the theme behind the second most-popular story of the […]

Drax seeks to restart head of legal role

Having decided two years ago not to fill the head of legal role left vacant by Kavita Singh, Drax company secretary Philip Hudson has had a change of heart . Since Singh left to join MRC Global in 2012 the top job has been split in two, with Claire Sedgwick heading up a team of […]

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ENRC private hearing sparks war of words between Dechert and former client

The High Court has ruled that a dispute launched by Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Ltd’s (ENRC) over adviser Dechert’s £16m legal bill should be heard in private to prevent prejudice to an ongoing Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation into the company. ENRC enlisted Dechert to assist with an internal governance review following “allegations of fraud, […]


“It could be win/win for us and for him”: Weil’s Francies on losing Lucas

In his 14 years at the helm of Weil Gotshal & Manges’ London office, Mike Francies has overseen a wealth of change, watching the office transform from a private equity and structured finance focused outfit into a broader beast. But, it’s a fair bet that 2014 has been a particularly challenging one for the managing […]

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