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By Ding Liping, Sun Xun The emergence of 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in China has aroused deep concerns not only from companies who have business in China but also who have business contacts with their Chinese counterparts. We are now in a situation that some companies have partly resumed their work while some […]

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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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Circle Housing Group confirms nine-firm panel after 12-month review

Circle Housing Group, the social housing provider for London and the South East, has appointed nine firms including Shoosmiths, Trowers & Hamlins and Weightmans to its new-look panel after a year-long review. Circle received 74 expressions of interest in response to its call in the Official Journal of the European Union last year. A total […]


Slaughters and Linklaters partners lead the pack on LGBT support

Slaughter and May and Linklaters partners have been listed as prominent LGBT allies by diversity networking organisation OUTstanding. Of the 20 business leaders listed, three are partners at law firms, although Fiona Woolf of CMS Cameron McKenna was listed eighteenth for her work as Lord Mayor of London. The allies list accompanies a compilation of […]

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Finland – Triumph in adversity

Finland’s economy might be struggling but firms are thriving from a stream of acquisitions, restructures and start-ups emerging in Nokia’s wake Finland’s economy has not been in a good place recently, suffering two years of stagnation and with little sign of change in sight. Major employers, notably telecoms giant Nokia, have struggled to keep up […]

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