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Five myths about marriage and divorce

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.


DLA Piper appoints government specialist consultant Rebecca French

DLA Piper has appointed Dr Rebecca French as a consultant in its Melbourne office. French joins the firm from the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT), where she worked primarily in the civil, human rights, review and regulation, real property and retail tenancies lists. Prior to that she was general counsel at the Victorian Government […]


In-house interview: Nestlé European GC Trevor Brown

There may be no such thing as a free Yorkie bar for Nestlé European GC Trevor Brown, but maintaining the brand’s reputation as a trusted provider of confections is fulfilling enough When you hear the word Nestlé, the first thing that springs to mind is a world of rainbow colours and all things sweet. But […]

Richard Fox

Fees: the Government’s ET reform programme’s Achilles’ heel?

It often does not take much to undo a lot of good work, and over Employment Tribunal (ET) fees, the Government is in danger of doing just that. Arguably, the coalition had been doing well in achieving a balance between, on the one hand, giving business the freedom to expand and grow to the benefit […]

Wragge advises PIC on £114m investment into University of London accommodation

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has advised Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) on its £114m investment in the University of London’s flagship student accommodation project in central London. PIC, a provider of insurance solutions for defined-benefit pension funds, has provided the multi-million-pound loan to finance the redevelopment of the Garden Halls Residences in Cartwright Gardens, Bloomsbury. […]


European moves: 2 October 2014

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices. Benelux Claimant litigation firm Hausfeld has hired Michelin Group Europe general counsel Laurent Geelhand to launch a Brussels office (1 October 2014). Geelhand joins Hausfeld after 16 years at Michelin. While at the company he focused heavily on antitrust work, turning […]

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