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Electric vehicles: Accelerating in British Columbia and beyond

Recent developments, including significantly increased funding under the Specialty Use Vehicle Incentive and Commercial Vehicle Pilots Program announced January 13, 2021, are accelerating the adoption of Electric Vehicles (EVs) and their associated infrastructure in British Columbia.

Brexit: governing law, jurisdiction and enforcing judgments

Relatively easy cross-border enforcement of court judgments has been a quiet success of the EU. Now that we have the UK-EU Trade and Co-Operation Agreement we are able to report on how governing law, jurisdiction and enforcement of court judgments works post-Brexit between the UK and EU.

UK Supreme Court rules on Covid-19 business interruption claims

The much anticipated decision of the UK Supreme Court in a test case addressing insurance coverage issues arising in connection COVID-19 business interruption (“BI”) claims was handed down on January 15, 2021 in FCA v. Arch Insurance (UK) Ltd., [2021] UKSC.

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Five myths about marriage and divorce

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.

Shall we be exclusive?

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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Twenty Essex, Matrix and Monckton barristers among those selected for Brexit panel

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Browne Jacobson is among the firms drafted in on the expected administration of Paperchase, as high street retail carnage continues into the New Year. The stationery chain has filed a notice to appoint administrators from PwC, instructing Browne Jacobson’s head of insolvency and dispute resolution John Adams and corporate finance partner Roger Birchall. It is understood […]

Five City lawyers make the grade in Hogan Lovells promotions

Hogan Lovells has unveiled its new partner class for 2021, with five lawyers in London attaining promotion. Of the five City members, Yasmin Waljee becomes Hogan Lovells’ first pro bono partner in Europe having been a longtime leader of the firm’s efforts outside the US. Other London lawyers reaching promotion are Francis Booth, Oliver Humphrey […]

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