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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.


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Grant Thornton instructs Clydes on £38m negligence row

Accountancy giant Grant Thornton has instructed Clyde & Co to defend a £38m auditor’s negligence claim brought by fire rescue equipment business AssetCo. The claimant alleges Grant Thornton breached its duties and was negligent in its planning and conduct of a company-wide audit in 2009 and 2010. AssetCo, which owns London’s fleet of fire engines, […]

Who’s Who Legal recognises Gowling WLG’s life sciences team

Three members of Gowling WLG’s Life Sciences Group in Canada and the UK have been distinguished as leading lawyers in their sector in Who’s Who Legal: Life Sciences 2016. Regarded as one of the world’s foremost legal directories, the Who’s Who Legal series identifies the top legal practitioners in over 100 countries and across a range […]

Ireland’s William Fry launches remote working pilot

Irish firm William Fry has kickstarted a remote working pilot, testing out agile working one day a week among 10 of its lawyers. The pilot will be underway for six months with the firm keen to roll out remote working on a wider basis later this year. Managing partner Bryan Bourke told The Lawyer the […]

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