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What does a day in the life of a Legal PA at Moneypenny involve? We caught up with one of our Legal PAs, Team Leader; Jasmine Lloyd, to find out.

Can you compel staff to be vaccinated against Covid-19?

Employment law is not crystal clear on this question; an employer has a duty to ensure the safety of their employees and all those with whom they interact during the course of their work. Therefore, there may be a case for insisting that all employees are vaccinated.

Leasehold reform legislation on the horizon

Karl Anders, Louise Power and Sandip Singh, Walker Morris’ Housing and Banking Litigation specialists, explain The UK Government’s recent announcement that legislation to significantly reform leasehold property ownership is on the horizon.

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The firm has announced its appointment to England Athletics’ single adviser panel in a contract that will last for two years. England Athletics has chosen Newcastle firm Muckle as its sole adviser in its first-ever panel. Muckle’s win comes after the regional firm won a total of six new panel places in 2014, as reported […]

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