On 19 February 2021, the Supreme Court ruled in favour of workers in the Uber v Aslam case, marking the end of Uber’s landmark employment battle. The decision means that Uber drivers must now be treated as workers rather than as self-employed, entitling them to the employment rights that come alongside that.
As retailers fall under increasing pressure due to shifting behaviours and COVID-19 restrictions, the high street continues to feel the impact, with major names disappearing one by one.
As the impact of COVID-19 continues to affect us all, the UK government’s continued restrictions on travel means further challenges for UK business.
“How is your joint property held” is a question Shakespeare Martineau ask every client undertaking estate planning or making a will.
COVID-19 has affected every sector of our economy and an important element of the 2020 board evaluation will be identifying and reporting on how reactive and resilient the board has been throughout the pandemic.
Contents Restricting the promotion of HFSS products Can setting up in Ireland help unblock Brexit-linked disruption to trade? Could carbon labelling become mandatory? Has the incidence of food fraud increased during the pandemic? ASA ruling on McDonald’s advert featuring HFSS products Will the new immigration policy cause problems in the food supply chain? Nutrition Label […]
Amidst a global pandemic that threatens progress toward gender equality, Women, Business and the Law 2021 identifies barriers to women’s economic participation and encourages reform of discriminatory laws. This year, the study also includes important findings on government responses to the COVID-19 crisis and pilot research related to childcare and women’s access to justice.
Was this Budget green tinted rather than green focused? The mix of fuel duty freezes with what some commentators consider diluted green infrastructure investment doesn’t quite square up to the green rhetoric.
With inspirational women excelling in their positions of power across the globe, we thought it was time to celebrate their accomplishments. We take a closer look at how women in the UK continue to shape the business world and the young women who look up to them.
With the publication of the ‘Policy Design’ for the UK Infrastructure Bank (“UKIB”), the UK Government has put “flesh on the bones” of its commitment to establish a national infrastructure bank. We look at some of the key issues for UKIB, and what its role might be in delivering government pledges to “level-up” the UK, reach Net Zero carbon by 2050 and meet the challenges of Brexit and COVID-19 recovery.
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Legal leadership outperforms the current crop of FTSE 100 CEOs when it comes to gender diversity.
There have been eight completed main market IPOs in 2021 so far.
The demographics of the legal market are in flux with Covid 19 creating the conditions for a generational shift in working patterns.
With the arrival of the Akin Gump team, A&O’s US bench has doubled at a stroke.
Calls for reform of the CMA will be music to the ears of claimant litigators.
If Latham’s growth rate continues unabated, its future home could end up offering proportionately less space per staff member.
Ashurst’s global chairman Ben Tidswell is stepping down from the role after eight years to join the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT). Tidswell will leave Ashurst on 31 July to take on a judicial appointment as a chairman of specialist competition court, the CAT. Litigator Tidswell became Ashurst’s first post-merger chairman in 2013 after the firm announced its […]
DWF has closed three offices in Australia, with 85 members of staff and 14 principal lawyers leaving the firm. The firm’s offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle will close, while the Brisbane office and its connected services operations in Sydney and Melbourne remain operational. Damien van Brunschot will continue to lead DWF’s business Down Under […]
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has introduced a series of pledges to improve its diversity and inclusion credentials, setting out targets for new partners and its leadership teams. The firm has said that by 2026, it expects new partners to be at least 40 per cent women and 40 per cent men. This follows last year’s promotions […]
Shoosmiths has launched a new separate consultancy arm, as firms ramp up efforts to provide alternative services for clients. ‘Shoosmiths8 Connected Services’ has been established to help clients with their legal, as well as broader business requirements. It includes a suite of eight products across innovation, contracts, coaching, corporate advisory, privacy and data. The eight […]
Bevan Brittan has appointed a new senior partner, with head of employment, pensions and immigration Jodie Sinclair set to take up the role on 1 May. A 21-year veteran of the firm, Sinclair is Bevan Brittan’s third female senior partner in a row. She had previously joined the board in 2019, and replaces Joanne Easterbrook, […]
Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters paid just under £10m in corporation tax to the UK Treasury, their most recent LLP accounts reveal, as rate increases formed a key part of this week’s Budget proposals to repair the economy. The figures shine a light on how UK firms are likely to be impacted by […]