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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.

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Slaughters and Linklaters partners lead the pack on LGBT support

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Freshfields Italian arbitrator leaves for boutique

Italian arbitration boutique Arblit has hired its third partner, bringing on board Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Massimo Benedettelli. Benedettelli joins former Bonelli Erede Pappalardo arbitrator Luca Radicati di Brozolo at Arblit, which was founded just over a year ago (12 June 2013). Former Bonelli associate Michele Sabatini is also a partner at the firm.  Benedettelli is […]

US derivatives rules proposal is noble but not without questions, says Eversheds

Andrew Henderson, partner and regulation expert at Eversheds, has commented on new derivatives rules proposed in the US. He said: ‘ISDA’s plans show that the bank resolution measures, which govern failing sell-side institutions, are relevant for the buy-side entities. ISDA’s desire to prolong by agreement the otherwise temporary statutory suspension of contractual termination rights, which […]

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Clifford Chance loses top Aussie partner to investment house Gresham

The head of Clifford Chance’s Perth office is set to leave the firm for investment house Gresham Partners three and a half years after the firm that bore his name joined the magic circle giant. Michael Lishman joined Clifford Chance in May 2011 when his firm Cochrane Lishman Carson Luscombe and Sydney practice Chang Pistilli […]

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