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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.

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Shakeel Dad at Walker Morris recently advised Championship side, Burnley FC, on a new contract with manager Sean Dyche. Sean Dyche took charge of the Clarets in 2012 and is currently the 11th longest-serving manager in English league football. The deal reinforces the commitment from both the Club and the manager to continue to improve […]

Conyers top-ranked in Chambers Global 2016

Conyers Dill & Pearman has announced top-tier rankings in Chambers Global 2016 directory. The firm received several notable rankings across each office, in numerous practice area categories and, individually, by lawyer. Conyers has more ranked lawyers in its jurisdictions combined than any other offshore law firm.

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LOD launches flexible resourcing for DLA Australia

DLA Piper is launching a flexible resourcing capability in Australia through its partnership with LOD (Lawyers on Demand). The move follows the announcement of a collaboration between the two in November last year and the more recent merger between LOD and Australian flexible legal service provider AdventBalance. As in the UK, LOD and AdventBalance will […]

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