Employment status cases back in the spotlight.
The first of these changes came into force on 1 September 2020 in The Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020. The Use Classes Amendment effectively re-categorises commercial property into one single use class. Simultaneously with the Use Classes Amendment, The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) (No. 3) […]
As the UK continues to tackle the challenges caused by the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19, Walker Morris continue to receive a number of enquiries from landlord and tenant clients as to how this may affect their property arrangements and obligations.
On 7 February 2021 the government announced £40 million in funding for businesses to help the hard to decarbonise industrial sectors reduce emissions and improve energy efficiency.
On 2 February 2021, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published the much-anticipated Woolard Review, a significant and wide-ranging review of change and innovation in the unsecured credit market. Walker Morris consumer credit expert Jeanette Burgess summarises the report and offers her practical insights.
By Jared Dann The Supreme Court has ruled that the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) cannot use its powers under section 2(3) of the Criminal Justice Act 1987 to require a company based outside the UK to produce documents to the SFO in relation to an ongoing investigation. Failure to comply with a notice under section […]
The lockdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic has seen an increase, not only in divorce but in parental child abduction.
The Budget was most notable for its restraint, and for the widely-predicted tax-raising measures which were not, in the end, included. James Austen in our Private Wealth team comments.
The Cayman Islands Department for International Tax Cooperation’s online portal (“DITC Portal”) opened in January 2021 to facilitate economic substance reporting to the Cayman Islands Tax Information Authority pursuant to the International Tax Co-operation (Economic Substance) Act (2021 Revision) (the “ES Act”).
In Philipp v Barclays Bank, the court considered whether a bank’s Quincecare duty extends to preventing Authorised Push Payment fraud.
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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.
DMH Stallard has reached critical mass size – but it now has more work to do to secure its future.
Fans of celebrity showdowns will be denied their thrills this year following the Duchess of Sussex’s successful application for summary judgment against Associated Newspapers, but the Daily Mail’s favourite law firm still has a full pipeline for 2021. Over the last few years RPC partner Keith Mathieson has also fastened his grip on defence work […]
Linklaters has rolled out a platform to change the way its secretarial function operates in light of new working practices introduced during the pandemic. The magic circle firm has bought a third-party platform, called Service Now, to ensure better work allocation across its secretarial pool. With the prospect of a hybrid model split between remote […]
Covington & Burling’s London revenue increased by 12 per cent last year, as global turnover also saw double-digit growth. This is after the firm’s City growth was static in 2019, decreasing by 0.1 per cent. In 2020, the firm’s revenue in its London offering leapt to $113.6m from $101.2m. In 2015, the firm’s London turnover […]
Reed Smith, Allen & Overy and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have acted on Daily Mail and General Trust’s (DGMT) £70m acquisition of New Scientist. DGMT instructed co-chair of Reed Smith’s global corporate group Delphine Currie on the purchase, alongside senior associate Daryl Cue and client relationship partner Lawrence Radley. The Daily Mail publisher picked up the […]
Simmons & Simmons has introduced a long-term working policy inspired by the changes brought about by the pandemic. The firm will introduce a hybrid working system that allows employees to work up to two to three days per week from home when restrictions are lifted, as agreed with line managers. Over the coming months, country […]
New Look general counsel Laura Battley has moved across to Watches of Switzerland, less than two years after the latter’s listing on the London Stock Exchange. Battley joins the FTSE 250 British watch retailer after five years as GC and company secretary at New Look. She began her legal training at Slaughter and May in […]
Norton Rose Fulbright‘s (NRF) decision to shelve its salary freeze means pay reviews and increases will take place in April. This will apply to all members of staff at the firm, including fee-earners and those in business services. The removal of pay restrictions means the firm has abolished all of its original measures put in […]