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Taking time off to look after dependants

Understanding what employees’ rights are and how this should be handled by employers has never been more important as we reach the peak of the pandemic.

Material adverse change clauses – draft carefully

The unprecedented situation that the coronavirus pandemic has delivered to global commerce has impacted on a variety of contractual issues related to non-contentious day-to-day transactions.

An employment guide to lockdown 3.0

With COVID-19 taking hold once more, the government has put the UK under a third lockdown, forcing all non-essential shops to close once again.

BVI update: “Black Swan” legislation passed

On 31 December 2020, the BVI House of Assembly passed the so-called “Black Swan” Bill amending section 24 of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Virgin Islands) Act (Cap. 80) so as to confer jurisdiction on the BVI Court to grant interim relief in support of foreign proceedings.


A view from the Bar: Pupillage and the Bar’s need to adapt

The legal profession is changing but some may say that the Bar hasn’t adapted to that change quickly enough. The legal profession is  changing but some may say that the Bar hasn’t adapted to that change quickly enough. More than 20 years ago the then Lord Chancellor published a green paper on resisting change. We now […]


Flexible Work – more than just an issue of being family friendly

This being Parenting Week, David Cameron and Nick Clegg have refreshed their calls to make workplace legislation more family friendly. But law firms need to think beyond working mums and dads in crafting flexible working policies. The case for flexible work in the legal industry usually centres on working mothers.  Why is flexible work so […]

David Bradley

DLA Piper confirms move to all-equity model

DLA Piper has unveiled its plans to move to an all-equity partnership model in the non-US side of its business. DLA Piper International currently has a mix of full equity, senior fixed-share equity members and fixed-share equity members, with approximately a third of all partners in each grouping. The firm is now set to launch […]

Molitor: Michel Molitor

Luxembourg firm Molitor began life 15 years ago advising mainly small- and medium-sized businesses in the Grand Duchy. These days, although the firm remains small, it advises much bigger international clients, including banks and major corporations. Managing partner: Michel MolitorNumber of partners: FiveNumber of lawyers: 28Number of offices: OneLocation: LuxembourgMain practice areas: ­Banking and finance, […]

Tom Cassels

Cynical litigation will remain par for the course

The decision by the Government and the Mayor of London that the Olympic ­Stadium should remain in public ­ownership has put the judicial review process firmly in the spotlight. Sports minister Hugh Robertson has said the decision was taken to end the “legal paralysis” and uncertainty caused by the applications by Tottenham Hotspur FC and […]

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