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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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Anyone who has been watching Professor Brian Cox’s excellent series about space and planets and stuff will be familiar with the notion that the dying embers of stars will be visible for countless millennia after the star itself has perished. In a similar vein, despite tumbling head first into the bottomless pit of the failed […]

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Last Friday (18 March) saw the release of the latest film from independent production company Gateway Films. But while it is fair to say that urban comedy Anuvahood might not have your classic magic circle partner rushing to their local multiplex, it could be a different story when it comes to a few subsequent Gateway […]

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Competition: Barclays

Nicola Northway The controversy surrounding payment protection ­insurance (PPI) dates back to 1998 when Which? magazine published a report alleging that policies were regularly ­being mis-sold to ­consumers. It claimed customers who bought PPI – which is used to cover payments on ­credit cards, loans and mortgages in cases of illness or unemployment – were […]

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MoJ unveils its plans for overhauling libel laws

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has published its draft Defamation Bill in an effort to bring Britain’s libel laws up to date. Freedom of speech campaigners have lobbied hard for the reform of British libel laws arguing that the current system, where wealthy litigants can sue defendants at little financial risk to themselves. The former […]

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