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COVID-19: Where now for Employment Tribunals?

Recent reforms to the Employment Tribunal system and a move towards virtual hearings are intended to boost hearing capacity and access to justice. We consider the developments to the pre-existing approach and what this means for employers. Justice in slow motion?

Winding up petitions: High Court guidance

Regulations laid before Parliament yesterday seek to extend the current restrictions on the presentation of winding up petitions to 31 December 2020. However, there will inevitably come a time when these temporary restrictions are lifted.

Covid-19 guidance for courts in Northern Ireland – Civil Actions

On 23 September, the Lord Chief Justice’s Office issued Covid-19 Guidance for Civil Actions which applies to all civil actions in the High Court and County Court from 1 October 2020. This Guidance is an attempt by the Office of the Lord Chief Justice to have the civil courts undertake as much business as possible during the pandemic.

Running a charity at a time of crisis: reputation management tips for the third sector

Charities are undoubtedly invaluable to society, but regardless of their admirable aims, they are not immune to experiencing a crisis. This fact has come sharply into view amid the coronavirus pandemic, with charities currently experiencing , caused primarily by a drop in donations. This financial hit has left charities especially vulnerable, leaving the door open for mistakes and wrong decisions to be made. But there are steps you can take before and during a crisis to shield against reputational fallout


BLG maritime partner duo jump ship to Norton Rose

Norton Rose has bolstered its insurance practice with the hire of two maritime partners from Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG). Patrick Foss previously headed up BLG’s marine, energy and trade department and specialises in all areas of marine and energy insurance and shipping dispute resolution. Chris Zavos was a partner in the same practice and […]

Marina Palomba

Ad all over: Marina Palomba, McCann Erickson

Marina Palomba has found her perfect job as general counsel at global ad agency McCann Erickson. With the popularity of the ­television series Mad Men, a career in advertising has never seemed more glamorous.The legal landscape behind the slick product placements also carries its own unique appeal, according to Marina Palomba, who arrived as ­general counsel at the […]

Tim Bratton

Why it can be okay for lawyers to just say no

Whenever we hire an outhouse lawyer into our in-house team, I watch for about 3 months whilst the new hire tries to accomplish everything on their to do list day after day, despite good natured warnings from me and the rest of the team that it is neither necessary nor possible to do.  Tim Bratton […]


Eversheds offers alternative to partner with director role

Eversheds is introducing the role of legal director at the firm, as an alternative career path to partnership. Candidates will start applying for the new role before the end of 2011, with the first batch of promotions expected to be made in May 2012. In some offices outside the UK, legal directors will be known […]

Links plugs employment team gap

Linklaters has reshaped its employment and employee incentives practice following the departure of global practice head Janet Cooper. Cooper, an employee incentives specialist, handed in her resignation last year, but has left the firm in the past month to launch ­virtual HR law firm Tapestry. Tapestry is formed out of the share scheme practices of Cooper […]

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