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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.


Mishcon’s three-day week revolution

Mishcon de Reya may have found the solution to any potential space problem in its newly planned Aldwych office: although it will be bringing its four offices under one roof, its lawyers may seldom set foot in the building. Managing partner Kevin Gold has approved three-day weeks and has told lawyers to take unlimited holidays […]

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Nabarro signs up Lefèvre Pelletier as new French ally

Nabarro has formed a new French alliance with Lefèvre Pelletier & Associés seven months after breaking up with former alliance partner August & Debouzy. The new firm leaves the alliance with a total of 980 lawyers across 31 offices, made up of Nabarro in the UK, GSK Stockmann & Kollegen in Germany, Nunziante Magrone in […]

Acritas rankings highlight Freshfields reality gap

Freshfields may be going great guns in the US, but the magic circle is apparently losing its grip on the all-important brand equity, if the latest research by Acritas is to believed. Freshfields and magic circle rival Linklaters held the third and fourth positions last year in the Global Elite Law Firm Brand Index but […]

Capital markets and securities

Barnea & Co provides consultation to corporations and publicly traded companies on various legal issues related to activity in capital markets. As part of its corporate practice, the firm specialises in consulting publicly traded companies whose securities are traded on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) in Israel and on foreign stock markets.  The firm has […]


Norway – After the oil

Slow growth in the eurozone along with crises in the Middle East and Ukraine are beginning to be a drag on Norway’s richest sector – energy The country in possession of the world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund, spread among a population of just five million, is the subject of speculation by economists, who wonder when […]

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