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Covid-19: Returning to work – meeting your legal health and safety obligations

Key points: HSE receives 10% increase in its budget to support employers in ensuring a safe return to work Government guidance advises businesses to publish Coronavirus Risk Assessment on their website, with businesses who have over 50 workers “expected to do so” HSE will do spot inspections of workplaces to ensure employees are working safely […]

Furlough and redundancy: Jurisdictional comparison for Ireland, Guernsey and Jersey

The governments of Ireland, Guernsey and Jersey have created payroll co-funding/subsidy schemes in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The rules and eligibility criteria are different in each jurisdiction, as are the laws on furlough, variation of terms, redundancy and collective consultation. In this advisory, we have sought to help businesses with employees in one or more of these jurisdictions to understand the nuances and distinctions that exist under the respective laws.

For the love of lockdown

In this guest blog, Sophie Warren shares her thoughts on self-development for aspiring solicitors during lockdown. With experience of being a paralegal, blogger, Instagram influencer, as well as a keen runner, she has lots of experience and advice to share.

Time to go home: BP v Surrey County Council and RP

This case is of importance not only because it was likely to arise in other cases in the UK context of the coronavirus, but because Article 15 considerations arise in cases of grave importance, such as national security cases.



Links’ former Asia chief joins Fontenergy as GC

Linklaters partner and former Asia managing partner Andrew Roberts has left the firm to join energy company Fontenergy as in-house counsel. Roberts, who joined the magic circle firm in 1986, helped spearhead the firm’s growth in the Middle East and was regional managing partner for Asia between 2000-03. He was succeeded in this role by […]

Magna party starter

Some things just take a long time. Like the phoney war before the Ashes. Or the countdown to London 2012. Or the SJ Berwin/Proskauer Rose (non) merger – will that one ever end? But even SJB’s protracted gabbing has been knocked into a cocked baronial chapeau by today’s events down at Runnymede. These are the […]

Phil Feder

Paul Hastings’ hunt for labour boss mirrors City litigation growth drive

Litigation expansion in City and globally has become a ‘top priority’. Paul Hastings is closing in on a replacement for the chair of its employment practice Christopher Walter, who left to join Covington & Burling last month. Walter, who was originally a counsel at Covington before ­joining Paul Hastings, rejoined his old firm last month […]

When push comes to shove

Hiren Mistry, Richard Wakeham and Philip Sinel examine the potential effects as the Extradition (Jersey) Law 2004 makes its presence felt Jersey introduced extradition by statute when the Extradition ­(Jersey) Law 2004 (the 2004 law) came into force on 1 October 2004. The power of extradition is a draconian one, the exercise of which involves […]

Gide aims to become ‘one of the top firms in Hungary’ with first in a series of hires

French firm Gide Loyrette Nouel is expanding in Hungary after its global strategic review made Budapest its Central and Eastern Europe hub. The firm has hired Gábor Felsen, co-head of banking at Clifford Chance spinoff firm Lakatos Köves and Partners, to head it’s banking and finance team. He joins the firm as an of counsel. Gide’s Budapest […]

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