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How UK employers can deal with special circumstances of Covid-19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). As the virus continues to spread extensively, it poses significant challenge to businesses and raises various points of employment law for employers.

COVID-19 and investment protection

As the world grapples with COVID-19, we are seeing some of the most unprecedented State measures of our time. Measures causing severe financial damage to many businesses and industries. Where does that leave foreign investors? Will they be able to claim compensation?

Cayman Islands Employment Update

The first ever electronic meeting of the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly on 23 April 2020 considered a number of pieces of legislation, largely in response to the COVID-19 emergency, that are likely to be of interest to local employers and employees. This note is intended to provide a brief overview of the key changes: some […]

Corona Crisis: Amendment of the obligation to file for insolvency in CEE

With the fourth law on COVID-19, the Austrian legislator has suspended the obligation of an overindebted debtor to file for insolvency until 30 June 2020, irrespective of the cause of the over-indebtedness. Some other countries in the CEE region have also adopted measures to combat the consequences of COVID-19 as detailed in the following overview…

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Move On Up: Walker Morris

Steady as she goes is the theme at Leeds firm Walker Morris, with high profitability offering a clue as to why so few partners move on Leeds firm Walker Morris has had a remarkably stable few years, with little change in its partnership. Only eight partners have left the firm in five years, and just […]

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Ex-Fulbright partner admits stealing £100k from firm

Former Fulbright & Jaworski partner Richard Simkin and his office manager wife Zakia Sharif have pleaded guilty to stealing £100,000 from the firm. The couple hid their relationship from the firm after Sharif was appointed to the £95,000-a-year office manager position in 2005 on Simkin’s recommendation, The Times reports. The pair appeared at the Old […]

A litigation feast

The New Year has brought with it a new look for The Lawyer, with a keen focus on the litigation markets and the cases dominating the courts. Our Judgment Call pages reveal the latest civil judgments with expert commentary from leading litigators. This week we examine the latest ruling concerning the Madoff Ponzi scheme, with […]

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Moves

Taylor Wessing has hired Vinod Bange from Speechly Bircham as a partner in the data protection practice. Move of the week Bange joins partners Graham Hann, Christopher ­Jeffery and Glyn Morgan and ­analyst Sally Annereau in the team. He was previously head of data privacy at Eversheds’ London office, where he was a senior associate. […]

Clare Singleton

The Lawyer Management: Taylor Wessing

At the start of 2011 Taylor Wessing made two senior hires as part of an extensive reshaping of its board. One was Clare Singleton, previously chief of staff at accountancy firm Deloitte, who joined the firm as chief operating officer (COO). What does your role involve? It’s extremely varied – it ranges from strategy to […]

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