With an increase in both inspection and enforcement activity by the HSE and local authorities, we look at what you can do to keep your workplace Covid-secure, employees safe and how to avoid potential warnings or prosecution. Current position Back in the autumn of 2020, employees were encouraged to return to work as lockdown restrictions […]
The Pensions Regulator has published its interim response to its first consultation on the defined benefit code of practice. The changes require the Pensions Regulator (tPR) to update its Code of Practice on Scheme Funding.
If parents cannot agree whether their children should be vaccinated, they can make an application under Section 8 of the Children Act 1989 to ask a judge to determine the issue.
Lockdown 3.0 is upon us and once again schools are closed and working parents find themselves having to balance childcare and home-schooling whilst trying to manage their own work and responsibilities.
The Court of Protection is a specialist Court, focusing solely on supporting vulnerable individuals. This past year has acutely highlighted the needs of those most vulnerable in our society and their dependency on others to help manage their affairs.
Speakers: Catrin Evans QC, Ian Helme, Lorna Skinner, Kirsten Sjøvoll Topics discussed include: The Sun in Hollywood: Lessons from Depp v NGN Harry Potter to HS2: Known Persons Unknown An unauthorised dossier: Gubarev v Orbis
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Today’s Supreme Court judgment paves the way for thousands of businesses to have their claims for Covid-related business interruption losses paid. We reported in September 2020 on a landmark High Court ruling for policyholders with certain business interruption insurance who have been forced to close as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The test case, which was […]
The National Agency for Petroleum Gas and Biofuel (ANPG) announced on 31 December 2020 the tender for the concession of 9 onshore blocks in Angola. The tender comprises Blocks CON1, CON5 and CON6, of the Lower Congo Basin and Blocks KON5, KON6, KON8, KON9, KON17 and KON20, of the Kwanza Basin. https://www.plmj.com/en/knowledge/informative-notes/Tender-for-nine-onshore-petroleum-concessions-in-Angola/31187/
Richard Hermer QC, Murray Hunt and Helen Mountfield QC speak to Lisa Nandy, Shadow Foreign Secretary and Labour MP for Wigan. Listen as they discuss topics including the results of the US election, the UK’s international reputation and influence, when it is appropriate for the UK to intervene militarily overseas to prevent crimes against humanity […]
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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.
The world is becoming a more open place to travel based on the Henley Passport Index.
In recent months there has been a glut of senior associate hires.
The most successful US firm in London in terms of sheer growth is Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.
Pinsent Masons is preparing to unveil targets aimed at reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, after carrying out a global audit of data such as electricity usage and business travel. Consultancy giant WSP was appointed by the firm following a tender exercise last summer and has since carried out a three-month gap analysis across each of […]
Hong Kong-headquartered conglomerate CK Hutchison has expanded its group general counsel ranks with the appointment of Clifford Chance corporate partner Frank Yuen. Yuen has joined CK Hutchison Holdings as a group general counsel and head of compliance, which is a newly-created role. He will work alongside head group general counsel Valentine Tsang and a number […]
The Old Vic theatre is searching for a new GC, as Sara van der Pas prepares to leave the arts institution. She joined The Old Vic in October 2019 and will leave this March. She had previously practised at Farrer & Co, where she worked as an interim associate in the firm’s charity and community […]
Remote working is set to stay at Gateley, with a recent survey at the listed firm revealing that the percentage of staff wanting to work predominantly from home has increased. Against the expectations of CEO Rod Waldie, who anticipated a drop-off, up to 62 per cent of Gateley’s employees would now like to work from […]
A restructuring exercise carried out by listed firm Knights amounted to nearly £3m in the first half of the financial year, while revenue soared after three acquisitions. In its results, Knights said the impact of the restructuring in the cash flow was £2.9m, of which £2.4m related to redundancy costs paid. A number of support […]
Shoosmiths partner Tony Randle in conversation with The Lawyer editor Catrin Griffiths Catrin Griffiths: The experiences we all had in 2020 aren’t going away. In the first lockdown there was a sense of adrenaline, when we were metaphorically or literally baking sourdough and getting to grips with the novelty of the situation. But going into 2021 […]