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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.


Nick Ellis

MIPIM: Day two

Day two is nearing its close, I don’t expect anybody to be here on day three apart from the cleaners.  Conferences used to be all about the speakers, the exhibition stands were a side show. My experience on Wednesday was that it was well worthwhile attending just to hear the panels, so the speakers won […]

Nicky Richmond

MIPIMUK – What is it good for? A lawyer’s view

Tempted as I am to finish the line of that song, it would not be entirely accurate. If the official website is to be believed, there was something for everyone. In the Why Attend? section, four groups were targeted. Investors, who could discover new investment opportunities and keep abreast of market trends; developers, to showcase […]


Drax to replace UK legal head after two-year gap

Drax is on the brink of appointing its first head of legal for two years in a move which could spark an in-house restructure. When former legal head Kavita Singh left the company for MRC Global in 2012 former general counsel and company secretary Philip Hudson decided not to replace the role, instead promoting two […]


“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 […]

National Grid

National Grid UK GC exits amid panel review

National Grid UK general counsel and company secretary Karen Clayton has left the network in the midst of a full-scale panel review due to be finalised in April 2015. Clayton left the company in mid-September and group general counsel Alison Kay is understood to have taken over her responsibilities while the National Grid seeks a new […]

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