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With a wealth of commentary available for employers (and their employees) about how to deal with employee anxiety surrounding a return to the workplace in the post-COVID world, little thought has been given to the challenges faced by employers whose employees want to return to the workplace, contrary to Government guidance.

What do Brexit and the UK-EU trade deal mean for recruitment and staff moves?

The UK and EU have secured a post-Brexit trade deal following the two sides coming to an agreement at the eleventh hour on Christmas Eve. The European Union (Future Relationship) Act 2020 which brings the trade agreement, known formally as the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (“TCA”), into UK law, received Royal Assent on 30 December 2020.

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Podcast: Lisa Nandy on the US elections and beyond

Richard Hermer QC, Murray Hunt and Helen Mountfield QC speak to Lisa Nandy, Shadow Foreign Secretary and Labour MP for Wigan. Listen as they discuss topics including the results of the US election, the UK’s international reputation and influence, when it is appropriate for the UK to intervene militarily overseas to prevent crimes against humanity […]

Pensions regulator code of practice on scheme funding

The Pensions Regulator has published its interim response to its first consultation on the defined benefit code of practice. The changes require the Pensions Regulator (tPR) to update its Code of Practice on Scheme Funding.

Economic substance: clarification of COVID-19 concession in Jersey

Since the Taxation (Companies – Economic Substance) (Jersey) Law 2019 (the Law) came into force on 1 January 2019, Jersey tax resident companies carrying out certain ‘relevant activities’ have had to comply with the substance requirements set out within the Law.



Barrafina, WC2

Nicky Richmond is bowled away by the tapas at Barrafina, and eats a lot of garlic. Regular readers will know that I don’t queue. I hate the whole no reservations thing, there for the convenience of the restaurant rather than the restaurant-goer. Not usually aimed at my demographic, I find that life goes on fairly […]

UK construction industry is taking action to continue growth, says Eversheds

Michael Conroy-Harris, construction expert at Eversheds, has commented on the latest construction PMI figures. He said: ‘Figures like this take a moment to read but an age to interpret. It’s great that construction activity is holding up, but we do need to look beyond that and it’s good to see that performance is more balanced […]

Allen & Overy becomes first magic circle firm in South Africa

The rumours have been running around the Johannesburg legal market for some time, and today Allen & Overy (A&O) confirmed them – the firm is launching in South Africa with a raid on Bowman Gilfillan’s banking team. As first reported by The Lawyer back in September, A&O is relocating its former banking head Michael Duncan […]


QASA judicial review appeal dismissed at Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal has quashed a judicial review of the new rating system for criminal barristers introduced by the Legal Services Board (LSB), bringing an end to the contentious fight against the scheme. In a judgment handed down today the court upheld a January High Court ruling and concluded the scheme was lawful and […]


Former Pannone partner brings discrimination claim against firm

Several Slater & Gordon partners, including legacy Pannone managing partner Emma Holt, have been named as respondents in a two-week unfair dismissal hearing that is due to begin on 20 October at Manchester Employment Tribunal. The claims relates to legacy firm Pannone, which merged with Slater & Gordon in February (17 February 2014). The respondents, […]

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