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The Job Support Scheme

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced today that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the Furlough Scheme) will end as planned on 31 October 2020. However, he has provided some much needed relief for employers who have been hard hit by the Coronavirus in announcing the Government’s new initiative to support struggling employers, the Job Support Scheme (the Support Scheme). The stated aim of the Support Scheme is to support viable businesses to retain viable jobs in what will undoubtedly be a continued period of significant economic uncertainty.

Sending in the bailiffs… no longer an option for landlords

On 15 September 2020, the government announced further measures to protect commercial tenants from recovery action by restricting the ability of landlords to recover unpaid rent by utilising the Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery process (“CRAR”).


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Network Rail corporate GC Jobling to exit

Network Rail corporate legal chief Natalie Jobling is leaving the company after nine years. Jobling’s exit comes just one year after she helped guide it back to public ownership. She was a key player in negotiations with the government over the nationalisation of the company, helping decide policies on corporate governance and financial management. Her role […]

US: Finance moves continue as Allen & Overy hires Latham’s Oddy

Latham & Watkins finance partner Lucy Oddy has moved to Allen & Overy after just a year working in the US firm’s structured finance practice. Oddy moved to Latham in April 2014 from Berwin Leighton Paisner, where she had been a partner for four years. [continued] Also on Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Freshfields […]

Walker Morris hires trademark attorney to head up department

Walker Morris has appointed trademark attorney Heather Williams to head its trademarks and designs unit and underpin its intellectual property client offering. The trademarks and design unit provides advice on all aspects of non-contentious and contentious trade mark and design  work, providing a seamless and distinctive intellectual property service to its clients. Prior to joining […]

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