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At the end of November 2020 the Government tabled various bills in the House of Assembly that will, if they complete the full legislative process, introduce several amendments to Bermuda’s employment legislation. This article is Part 1 of a series of articles in which we will discuss the proposed amendments and the practical implications they may have for employers and employees in Bermuda.

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Corporate governance has become one of the most hotly debated topics in recent years. Whether it be board diversity, corporate culture or succession planning, directors across the world have hugely diverse opinions. But what happens when there is no-one to steer the ship?

Finding focus after covid-19

By Jerome Wilson Bermuda’s economy has been buffeted by the challenges of COVID-19 during 2020. But a robust response from government working closely with the private sector appears to have put it in a good position to take advantage of numerous opportunities emerging in a post-pandemic world. Eight leaders discussed this issue in a virtual […]

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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.

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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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