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Can UK employers claim the furlough grant while employees are on notice? Clarity is required.

Notice Pay during Furlough Leave The latest Treasury Direction for the furlough scheme, updated on 26 June 2020, could modify the effect of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. New wording at paragraph 2.2 may be interpreted to suggest that notice pay cannot be claimed through the scheme. With retrospective application, employers require clarification from HMRC […]


Michael Greville

WFW appoints London boss as back-up for managing partner

City firm Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has revamped its management structure, appointing a London head to support firmwide managing partner Michael Greville. Finance partner Mike Vernell will attend to the running of the UK operation, while each jurisdiction in which the firm practises will now have a representative on the management committee. The finance […]

Justice Coulson

Within reason

Those applying for indemnity costs awards need to back up their claims fully. Tony Hill reports on the latest significant judgment The question of entitlement to an indemnity costs award is something of which most ­litigation practitioners will be broadly aware, but there remains a certain tentativeness and blurred understanding when it comes to applying […]


MAB bags BLG partner for property role

Matthew Arnold & Baldwin (MAB) has hired Barlow Lyde & Gilbert partner Mark Sellers as a partner in its London commercial property department. Sellers specialises in public sector transactions and urban regeneration projects. MAB real estate head David Marsden said: “Our real estate team continues to thrive despite tough ­economic circumstances and Mark’s arrival is […]

Belgian waffle

It’s all talk and no action as far as Belgium’s vacant government is concerned, but as Joanne Harris finds, the legal market is soldiering on  As you are reading this, it has been almost 250 days since Belgium last had a government. The prime minister, Yves Leterme, resigned in late April 2010 after the […]

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