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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)).



Manches returns to traditional law firm model as CEO prepares for exit

Manches chief executive Judit Petho is to part company with the firm two years after she was appointed to boost its profitability. The firm said that Petho had refocused Manches on its core practices and the firm was now reverting to a traditional legal management structure with London managing partner Melvin Pedro and Thames Valley […]

Stephen Grifffiths

Work Life Quiz: Stephen Griffiths, SM Commercial Solicitors

What was your first-ever job? I used to babysit a small local petrol station on Sundays. It was one of those rare ones, not self-service. It gave me a taste of how to work in a service industry. What was your worst experience as a trainee? One particular Sunday afternoon spent photocopying huge bundles for […]

Move On Up: Winckworth Sherwood

Slow but steady has been the way for this London-based firm as its clear career structure sees trainees progress through the ranks While expanding its partnership with laterals and promotions, Winckworth Sherwood has also consolidated headcount by hiring senior solicitors. The career progression is clear at the firm, which is best known for property, education […]


Deutsche Bank legal officer joins ThyssenKrupp to kickstart department restructure

Deutsche Bank’s long-standing chief legal officer Arne Wittig is leaving the bank’s Frankfurt office to take up the role of general counsel at German steel and industrial conglomerate ThyssenKrupp. The move comes as ThyssenKrupp restructures its legal department into one division dedicated to legal matters and a separate division dedicated to compliance matters. This change […]

Ted Burke

Freshfields and Links reveal figures to confirm CC’s magic circle lead

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters have announced broadly flat headline financials for 2011-12, with the figures showing that Clifford Chance has increased its turnover lead on its magic circle rivals. Linklaters has posted an annual income of £1.207bn, representing a rise of under 1 per cent on 2010-11, when it turned over £1.2bn. The result […]

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