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Five myths about marriage and divorce

January typically sees a spike in divorce enquiries for many solicitors – and 2021 is expected to be no different, with the additional stresses and strains COVID-19 has placed on couples and families.

Shall we be exclusive?

The government is currently seeking views on a very specific proposal to ban the use of exclusivity clauses in contracts where the workers’ guaranteed weekly income is less than the Lower Earnings Limit, currently £120 per week.

Redundancies during COVID-19: Coronavirus job retention scheme extension provides some relief

In comparison to the US, there is a stricter redundancy process in the UK. For UK businesses faced with the prospect of making 20 or more staff redundant, there is an obligation to undertake a collective consultation process, which should consider ways to avoid or reduce the number of employees to be made redundant and mitigate the consequences of the redundancies.

The implications of Maughan: the Chief Coroner’s Law Sheet #6

The new Chief Coroner, HHJ Teague QC, has just published his first legal guidance in the form of “Law Sheet 6” addressing the impact of the case of R (on the application of Maughan) v Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire [2020] UKSC 46 on coronial practice.


Conyers advises Enersis on $413m indirect acquisition of shares in Edegel

Conyers Dill & Pearman has provided Cayman law advice to Enersis SA in relation to the indirect acquisition of shares in Generandes Perú SA, the company that controls Edegel SAA, for $413m (£254m). The acquisition included the entire issued share capital of a Cayman Islands exempted company (which in turn has four subsidiaries, three of […]

DLA Piper advises on acquisition of Air Festival Holding

DLA Piper has advised ID&T and SFX Entertainment on the acquisition of Air Festival Holding. Through this transaction, SFX Entertainment has acquired interests in the Dutch festivals Amsterdam Open Air, Buiten Westen, Milkshake, Kingsday, TikTak and Valhalla. By acquiring the ID&T Group in 2013, SFX Entertainment, a US media conglomerate founded by media entrepreneur Robert […]

Austria firms

Austria – Out of the darkness

Regulators are ramping up the pressure in the aftermath of recession, leaving firms to compete for compliance and restructuring work As Austrian firms pull out of the worst of the recession they are having to adjust to a new climate, with changing leverage and headcount. Austria-headquartered Wolf Theiss tops the table for revenue for 2013, […]

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