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5 questions with a Moneypenny legal PA

What does a day in the life of a Legal PA at Moneypenny involve? We caught up with one of our Legal PAs, Team Leader; Jasmine Lloyd, to find out.

Can you compel staff to be vaccinated against Covid-19?

Employment law is not crystal clear on this question; an employer has a duty to ensure the safety of their employees and all those with whom they interact during the course of their work. Therefore, there may be a case for insisting that all employees are vaccinated.

Leasehold reform legislation on the horizon

Karl Anders, Louise Power and Sandip Singh, Walker Morris’ Housing and Banking Litigation specialists, explain The UK Government’s recent announcement that legislation to significantly reform leasehold property ownership is on the horizon.

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Competition: 02

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To train in Spain

A Europe-wide quality drive is elevating Spain’s legal education system to a whole new level. Joanne Harris reports on the benefits and hurdles of implementation Until now, becoming a lawyer in Spain has been a straightforward process. Students go to university, take a law degree and, upon qualification, become members of the local bar association. The system stands […]

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Meekal Hashmi The issue of City bonuses has ­become political dynamite, so a lot was ­hanging on the ­publication of the FSA’s ­remuneration code on 17 ­December 2010. Despite ­trepidation in the City, the new code retains a certain level of flexibility, but the challenge for the companies affected is clear: to ­implement the ­regulations […]

Harneys follows Uruguay launch with Brazil opening

Harneys has become the second offshore firm to establish a foothold in Brazil, following in the footsteps of rival Conyers Dill & Pearman. The firm announced the hire of Brazilian lawyer Maria Pia Buchi, who will act as Harneys’ business development head in the Latin American country. The appointment follows the opening of the firm’s […]

The defame game

Those good, honest folk who populate the nation’s newsrooms will be throwing their trilbies in the air in triumph this afternoon after the MoJ published its long-awaited draft Defamation Bill (see story). The red tops in particular have had something of a rough ride over the last few months, what with the draconian measures being […]

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