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Taking time off to look after dependants

Understanding what employees’ rights are and how this should be handled by employers has never been more important as we reach the peak of the pandemic.

Material adverse change clauses – draft carefully

The unprecedented situation that the coronavirus pandemic has delivered to global commerce has impacted on a variety of contractual issues related to non-contentious day-to-day transactions.

An employment guide to lockdown 3.0

With COVID-19 taking hold once more, the government has put the UK under a third lockdown, forcing all non-essential shops to close once again.

BVI update: “Black Swan” legislation passed

On 31 December 2020, the BVI House of Assembly passed the so-called “Black Swan” Bill amending section 24 of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Virgin Islands) Act (Cap. 80) so as to confer jurisdiction on the BVI Court to grant interim relief in support of foreign proceedings.


Nageena Khalique QC speaks at the Scottish Government and Chief Social Work Officers Strategic Workshop in Edinburgh

Nageena Khalique QC was invited to speak in Edinburgh at the Scottish Government and Chief Social Work Officers Strategic Workshop on Thursday 31st March 2016 She delivered a lecture entitled “Cross border jurisidictional issues, ordinary residence and deprivation of liberty” to delegates which included the Chief Social Workers in Scotland, the Care Inspectorate, the Chair of Organisational […]

One Essex Court picks up banking silk duo from 3VB

One Essex Court has taken heavyweight commercial banking silks Adrian Beltrami QC and Sonia Tolaney QC from 3 Verulam Buildings (3VB). The duo will be joined by juniors James MacDonald and Sandy Phipps. The hires come just weeks after The Lawyer revealed Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer disputes veteran Ian Terry would be joining the set. One […]

Stock market

A&O displaces Ashurst on underwriting role for Cairn Homes

Allen & Overy (A&O) has picked up an instruction for the underwriters on a fresh placing and open offer for newly-listed Cairn Homes. The instruction sees the magic circle firm pick up a role for underwriters Merrill Lynch International, J&E Davy and Goodbody. Ashurst was previously advising the banks on the Irish homebuilder’s IPO, with […]

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