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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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Political fallout from Fukushima puts energy projects in jeopardy

Energy lawyers fear the worst for future and current nuclear deals in wake of disaster. Last week, as Japan continued to count the human and economic cost of the devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami, the ­leading law firms in Tokyo were making the safety of their lawyers and staff their top priority. All of the […]

Regulation: Marshall Wace

Jon May In recent months there has been a lot of talk in the asset management industry about a trend towards alternative fund managers shifting their products onshore and away from offshore ­jurisdictions such as the Cayman Islands. Much of this talk has been just talk. But in April 2010 Marshall Wace, one of the […]

Death and Texas

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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Weightmans and Mace & Jones agree terms of merger

North West firm Weightmans has agreed merger terms with Mace & Jones just weeks after announcing that it would acquire Vizards Wyeth’s insurance team. Mace & Jones is active in corporate, commercial, employment and property, and has over 160 staff across offices in Liverpool, Manchester and Knutsford. The merger will become effective on 1 May, […]

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Data protection: A4e

Chris Peel In April 2010, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) was given radical new powers to fine ­companies and bodies that breach the rules on data protection, and in November that year public sector ­contractor A4e took on the ­dubious mantle of becoming the first – along with ­Hertfordshire County Council – to be fined. […]

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