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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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Pinsent Masons has named corporate partner Barry McCaig as head of its Glasgow office following a management reshuffle that was prompted by the election of Richard Foley to senior partner. Prior to taking over as senior partner at the start of this month (30 June 2014) Foley was head of construction at the firm. He […]

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Parabis’s Tim Roberts: “We’re still lawyers really”

Until recently Tim Roberts resided very much in the shadows at Parabis, quietly masterminding the systems and processes that have created the volume powerhouse that the firm is today. Roberts was a defendant insurance lawyer at legacy Badhams when he tempted Tim Oliver away from Berrymans Lace Mawer in 2000 and the two set about […]

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Are there bad actors hiding in your client’s private placement?

Citibank Global Markets Inc was recently saved, by the skin of its teeth, from being permanently barred from acting as a placement agent for the sale of securities in transactions relying on Rule 506 of Regulation D. Rule 506 is a safe harbour which exempts private placement transactions by an issuer from the prospectus and […]

No5 Chambers barrister Harpreet Sandhu defends in aircraft laser case

Steve Johnson, 34, of Smethwick, who admitted two charges of doing an act likely to endanger an aircraft, has been jailed for a year. He was defended by No5 barrister Harpreet Sandhu. Johnson was fishing at a pool in Washbrook Lane, Norton Canes, when he shone a green laser pen into the cockpit of an […]

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