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Acquisition agreements during Covid-19

Given the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is timely for us to look closely at material adverse change clauses in the context of a business acquisition.

Capital market trends and expectations for 2021

It has certainly been a profound start to a new decade thus far, and after the events of 2020, what have we noticed in terms of new stock exchange listing trends and what do we anticipate for this current calendar year?

The new how: thriving on change

The world is changing. At lightning-fast speed. This white paper, prepared as part of The Lawyer’s Smarter Working Week, looks at the main drivers for change in more detail and how you can prepare for ‘change3’.


Election time for Ashurst

Ashurst partners will go back to the polling booths this week, asked to decide whether there should be a full financial integration with its Australian offices. Insiders suggest that the vote is just a matter of formality, with candidates for the top managerial role already being circulated amongst partners. The chairmanship vote is likely to […]

Employment tribunal fees from 29 July 2013

On Monday 29 July 2013, fees were introduced in the employment tribunals and Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT). All claimants in employment tribunal claims brought on or after 29 July 2013 (and appeals to the EAT) must now pay a fee to issue a claim and to proceed to hearing. In this article, we explain the […]

How to get the best out of your contracts

Schools (meaning academies and those still under the LEA) and colleges might choose to appoint an expert third-party contractor to provide a service, such as catering or grounds maintenance, for a fee, rather than it being provided in-house or by the council’s services. This is known as outsourcing and it can be a tricky business.   […]

Malcolm Wood

Standard Life GC: Good life

A £100m courtroom victory – and at a slice of expected costs – is a pretty good way for Standard Life general counsel Malcolm Wood to prove the value of his team He may require a crib sheet to get the numbers right, but Malcolm Wood is looking pretty pleased with Standard Life’s (SL) recent […]


Tooks Chambers blames legal aid cuts as it begins dissolution

Michael Mansfield QC’s set Tooks Chambers has announced that it will begin winding up operations from October, with the set saying its dissolution is the “direct result” of legal aid cuts. The set released a statement on its website this morning, confirming that it would formally dissolve on 27 December but would stop taking instructions […]

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