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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.

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In-house interview: Gita Parihar, Friends of the Earth

In the fight against climate change, much of the talk is about the practical ways of limiting the effects of global warming on our planet. But from an office building in south London, a small group of lawyers are trying to use their skills to help those affected by humanity’s impact on the planet.

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Mishcon adds six partners in majority-female promotions round

Mishcon de Reya has doubled the number of partner promotions this year, making up six lawyers to its partnership. Last year Mishcon made up three women to its partnership in an all-female round. This year four women and two men made the cut across a range of practice groups. Immigration lawyers Steven Bostock and Maria […]

Sonia Tolaney QC, James MacDonald and Sandy Phipps join One Essex Court

One Essex Court has announced that Sonia Tolaney QC, James MacDonald and Sandy Phipps have joined chambers. The chambers says that each has a formidable reputation at the commercial Bar, particularly in the banking & finance sector, which will both complement and strengthen the services offered to clients in that and related areas.

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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