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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.


Cat Griffiths index

The US firms right at home in the City

Our revelation last week that Gibson Dunn had landed former Ashurst senior partner Charlie Geffen is one of the biggest corporate stories of the season. In many ways, it’s more impressive than the firm landing former Lord Chancellor Charlie Falconer QC in 2008, dismissed by the wider market as a vanity hire by a US […]

DLA Piper advises Oakley Capital on Tomasoni Topsail acquisition

DLA Piper has advised Oakley Capital on the acquisition of Tomasoni Topsail by its portfolio company North Technology Group and on the related structuring and equity arrangements. Tomasoni holds the exclusive licence to manufacture and distribute North Sails branded clothing throughout Europe and Asia. This acquisition is intended to complement Oakley Capital’s recent acquisitions of […]


Lawyers hardest working and most loyal professionals says survey

Lawyers are among the hardest-working professionals and are likely to stay with their employer for longer according to a career survey conducted by recruitment agency Robert Walters. Only 30 per cent of lawyers surveyed said they would start looking for a new job after less than three years, down from 32 per cent in 2013. […]

Natalie Stanton

This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 5 October 2014

If you’ve had a bad week in the office, it’s probably wise to shut your eyes and count to 10 rather than taking to Facebook to slam your employer. The latest curated top legal briefings of the week Collyer Bristow explains that if a defamatory comment published on a social media site clearly identifies your […]

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