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Extension of temporary adjusted right to work checks

There has been a welcome announcement from the government today, an extension of the temporary COVID-19 adjusted right to work checks. Temporary checks will now continue until 20 June 2021.

Renew Romania 2021

A roadmap for investors and developers who are interested in entering the Romanian renewable energy markets, and for existing market players, insights on how to further streamline the setup, operation and financing of their investments in this sector.

The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal finds Norwich Pharmacal relief is available in aid of foreign proceedings

The Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands (CICA) has found that the Cayman courts have jurisdiction to grant a Norwich Pharmacal Order (NPO) in support of potential proceedings before a foreign court, even where alternative statutory remedies may be available (in this instance, the provisions of the Evidence (Proceedings in Other Jurisdictions) (Cayman Islands) Order 1978 (the Evidence Order)).


Jill King

Linklaters turns to Herbert Smith for new HR director

Linklaters has appointed a new global HR director after her predecessor Jill King stepped down from the role after several years at the firm. Previously global head of human resources at Herbert Smith, Chris Lynch’s new position will see her taking over the development of the firm’s people strategy, agreeing diversity action plans and supporting […]

Judit Petho

Focus: Manches – Salvage operation

Manches has been adrift financially for the past three years. But it’s now banking on chief executive Judit Petho to steer it out of the doldrums Manches is a firm with financial woes. Since 2008 turn-over has ­fallen by 11 per cent from an all-time high of £34.4m to a five-year low of £30.6m. Desperate to reboot […]

Chris Ashford

Legal apprenticeships take on new relevance

In the past year a ­number of firms have begun flirting with the idea of the modern legal apprenticeship. But what is the attraction of the model and is there a place for it in the legal market? When former Irwin Mitchell legal education officer Chris Ashford, now at the University of Sunderland, developed the concept of […]

John Young

Hogan Lovells names successor to retiring insurance head Young

Hogan Lovells has appointed a new head of corporate and regulatory insurance to replace John Young, who retires in April 2012. Tim Goggin, a partner in the financial institutions group of legacy firm Lovells since 2003, will replace Hogan Lovells co-chair John Young as head of corporate and regulatory insurance on 1 January. Young has […]

Hot stuff: thermal power plant near Galabov

Bulgaria: The big switch

New energy legislation and diversification into previously stagnant areas of practice are keeping a home grown dominated Bulgarian legal sector active, says Dale McEwan As Bulgaria’s green energy sector contributes the lion’s share of the work for the country’s law firms, new ­legislation looks set to put a dampener on the hive of activity and […]

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