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By Craig McKeown, Jason McQuillen Even the most costly and sophisticated legal technology doesn’t offer a magic solution it needs good data, professional judgement and organisational buy-in to deliver. From chatbots to contract life cycle management, technology can take a lot of the grunt work out of legal practice, enabling you to focus more of […]

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Coronavirus Portugal: Simplified lay-off

The simplified lay-off is an exceptional and temporary measure aimed at maintaining jobs in companies in a business crisis, which may choose between reducing normal working periods and/or suspending employment contracts.

Possibilities for a better London

This year the Silicon Valley comes to the UK (SVC2UK) Summit was held virtually and included a discussion on “London: a ‘Good Growth’ Recovery” between Natalie Campbell, the recently appointed CEO of Belu Water (the social enterprise company which fulfils the water requirements of the UK’s catering sector, giving most of its profits to WaterAid) and Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London.

West of Scotland entering level 4: Implications and FAQs for hospitality businesses

As expected the First Minister announced that hospitality in the West of Scotland and in some Central and Eastern areas* will enter level 4 of the Protection Levels Framework for a three week period as of 6pm on Friday 20 November 2020 effectively locking down hospitality businesses and non-essential retail.

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Simmons & Simmons has retained 50 per cent of its qualifying trainees this September. Of a 24-strong cohort, 17 applied for newly-qualified (NQ) jobs with the firm. Of those, 13 received offers with 12 accepting. Speaking to Lawyer 2B, training principal Alan Gar said he was disappointed with the result and acknowledged the “inconsistency” in […]

Hardwicke’s international presence gets a boost

International commercial silk, Greg Laughton SC, has joined Hardwicke as a consultant member. His arrival brings to nine the number of established barristers who have been recruited recently into Hardwicke’s key practice areas of commercial, construction, insurance (including professional indemnity and personal injury/clinical negligence) and property.

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