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Taking time off to look after dependants

Understanding what employees’ rights are and how this should be handled by employers has never been more important as we reach the peak of the pandemic.

Material adverse change clauses – draft carefully

The unprecedented situation that the coronavirus pandemic has delivered to global commerce has impacted on a variety of contractual issues related to non-contentious day-to-day transactions.

An employment guide to lockdown 3.0

With COVID-19 taking hold once more, the government has put the UK under a third lockdown, forcing all non-essential shops to close once again.

BVI update: “Black Swan” legislation passed

On 31 December 2020, the BVI House of Assembly passed the so-called “Black Swan” Bill amending section 24 of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Virgin Islands) Act (Cap. 80) so as to confer jurisdiction on the BVI Court to grant interim relief in support of foreign proceedings.


Acritas rankings highlight Freshfields reality gap

Freshfields may be going great guns in the US, but the magic circle is apparently losing its grip on the all-important brand equity, if the latest research by Acritas is to believed. Freshfields and magic circle rival Linklaters held the third and fourth positions last year in the Global Elite Law Firm Brand Index but […]

Graduates and students set to showcase work at Collyer Bristow Gallery

New graduates and students from Middlesex University and Goldsmiths, University of London, will be showcasing their work in a curated exhibition at the Collyer Bristow Gallery, a bespoke space in central London. One artist will be selected by Emma Dexter, director of visual arts at the British Council, to receive the new Collyer Bristow award […]

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