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By Jean-Martin Louw, Stephen Rosen Small businesses have been thrown a lifeline as a result of the judgement on 15 September 2020 in the business interruption insurance test case, where the High Court ruled that some insureds will be covered for losses caused by the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. We outline what the test […]

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End of Furlough – What happens next?

By Kathryn Burke, Tania Goodman As the furlough scheme draws to a close on 31 October 2020, employers need to look to the future and consider the new options available to support their businesses, as the pandemic continues with the introduction of new restrictions and no end in sight. Our list below outlines some of […]

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Why it is essential to design inclusive virtual workplaces

By Catherine Bardwell, Valeria Cardillo Piccolino Diversity and inclusion in the virtual workplace In recent years diversity and inclusion has become a mainstream topic for HR and large organisations. But regardless of how much advocates of diversity and inclusion (D&I) connect with the values, their efforts to bring change are often met with scepticism. The […]

A new Acritas report shows how COVID-19 has changed the future of legal work

By Acritas Due to COVID-19, the ensuing lockdowns and economic crisis have given many people a chance to reflect on their lives. Further, the dramatic switch to remote working for many professionals, including lawyers, has given additional pause, and many lawyers are now showing desire to keep the most positive aspects of the new remote […]

Company law reform – Changes planned to improve corporate transparency

By John Hamer, Debbie Jackson, Richard Naish, Daniel O’Gorman, Jo Stephenson, Oliver Duke Towards the end of September 2020, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published its findings in relation to the consultation on corporate transparency and Companies House reform which it launched in May 2019. The response document contains an overview […]

Is now a good time to modernise AGMs?

By John Hamer, Debbie Jackson, Richard Naish, Daniel O’Gorman, Jo Stephenson, Oliver Duke The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged UK quoted companies to change their approach to holding physical annual general meetings (AGMs). At a time when social distancing rules mean that the traditional approach to an AGM is no longer permitted, many companies have been […]

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Clifford Chance bans client events for the rest of the year

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Chris Kangis, consultant and former VP & general counsel at AEG Europe explains that the best way for lawyers to see the bigger picture, improve emotional intelligence and understand the business is to gain experience from outside the legal microclimate in which a lot of the industry spends their entire working lives. How did you get […]

HSF reacts to lockdown living with new agile working rules

Becoming the latest City firm to take additional steps to embrace remote working, Herbert Smith Freehills is to bring in a new agile working policy that will see employees spend an average of 60 per cent of their time in the office. This new policy will allow staff to work from home for just under […]

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Russell-Cooke reimburses staff for Covid-19 salary reductions

After announcing growth in both turnover and average profit per equity partner (PEP) for 2019/20, Russell-Cooke has confirmed it is repaying staff who took pay cuts over lockdown. Reduced salaries in line with fewer working hours was just one of the Covid-19-related measures introduced by Russell-Cooke in spring, as the firm also deferred partner profit […]

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