In an effort to lessen financial pressure on businesses, the Government has suspended Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR) until March 2021 unless certain conditions are met.
As one of the hardest-hit sectors of 2020, the construction industry has been forced to adapt to survive, potentially changing the shape of construction in the long run.
On 14 December 2020, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published its long awaited White Paper on ‘powering our net zero future’.
The Supreme Court has handed down judgment in the coronavirus business interruption insurance test case brought by the FCA and, by dismissing the insurers’ appeals, has found in favour of thousands of small businesses across the UK.
Recently published research has revealed that one-fifth of disabled employees have had their request to work from home, be furloughed or redeployed during the COVID-19 pandemic rejected.
Over the course of this decade, electric vehicles look set to overtake petrol and diesel in terms of new vehicle sales. At least, this is the intention under the government’s Ten Point Plan – announced at the back end of 2020. But, with the UK “lagging behind” in battery production, is this (a) realistic, and (b) sustainable? […]
Recent developments, including significantly increased funding under the Specialty Use Vehicle Incentive and Commercial Vehicle Pilots Program announced January 13, 2021, are accelerating the adoption of Electric Vehicles (EVs) and their associated infrastructure in British Columbia (BC). While many provincial governments are now assisting their EV industries, government support is particularly prominent in BC, which has become a leading […]
A lack of computer chips is reportedly continuing to disrupt the production of new cars. According to recent media reports, Toyota has shut down production lines in China, Fiat Chrysler has temporarily stopped production at plants in Ontario and Mexico, and Ford has said that it is idling production in the US and Germany because […]
For the last year it has been the NHS and schools which have taken the headlines of the pandemic – and quite rightly so, these are the brave souls who are dealing with this mess head on. However the justice system has had little attention paid to it until very recently. A number of recent […]
Relatively easy cross border enforcement of court judgments has been a quiet success of the EU. Now that we have the UK-EU Trade and Co-Operation Agreement we are able to report on how governing law, jurisdiction and enforcement of court judgments works post-Brexit between the UK and EU. Although hailed (by both sides) as a […]
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Kirkland & Ellis and Simpson Thacher are expected to deliver another strong set of results in coming weeks.
Boutiques are now looking like a particularly attractive option.
Firms must once again turn their attentions towards servicing current clients for a lower cost.
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McDermott Will & Emery is building up its City restructuring practice with the hire of Proskauer’s European restructuring head. Mark Fennessy joins McDermott as head of restructuring in London with fellow restructuring lawyer Sunay Radia, who joins as a partner. Fennessy spent eight years at Proskauer where he specialised in all areas of contentious and […]
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld’s City revenue is now within touching distance of the $150m mark, after double-digit growth in the office. The firm has posted a rise of 19 per cent from $125m to $149m in London. Globally turnover was up 6.5 per cent to $1.209bn from $1.135bn. The biggest global jump was in […]
Allen & Overy wants to increase collaboration between its lawyers and participants of incubator Fuse, while also expecting to run a “hybrid model” of working once a new cohort of start-ups are chosen. The incubator of the magic circle firm is set to start taking applications for its fifth cohort, with both emerging and established […]
Two of Irwin Mitchell’s most highly-regarded employment partners are to launch their own firm, adding to the blossoming number of boutiques in the City. Shazia Khan and Emilie Cole will go it alone as ColeKhan LLP from 2 May 2021. The pair had previously worked together at Bindmans before moving to Irwin Mitchell in 2018, […]
Taylor Wessing has amended its eligibility rules to enable staff to take career breaks and sabbaticals sooner than usual, in response to the third national lockdown. The firm has removed its usual two-year continuous service eligibility for people wishing to take up these unpaid options, as firms continue to think of ways to support staff […]
Goodwin is eyeing up Sidley Austin’s private equity grouping again, with a number of associates set to join a partner team led by Christian Iwasko and Erik Dahl, The Lawyer understands. Goodwin is thought to be hiring up to six associates from Sidley’s private equity team after Goodwin brought in a partner group spearheaded by […]