In this article we explore what employers need to consider when seeking to change contracts of employment and the legal risks which may arise when those changes are not agreed by the employees concerned.
I am always horrified when clients give me the stats on how few consumers actually read our carefully crafted terms and conditions, but then think nothing of merrily clicking accept without reading myself.
As part of its ongoing public policy collaboration with the FCA, the Alan Turing Institute has just published a new report on “AI in Financial Services”, looking at the use of artificial intelligence in the financial services sector.
This briefing considers how the new paradigm might impact financial services firms in the future.
Flexible working is not a new concept in the UK, and it exists in a number of forms, both formal and informal.
How COVID-19 impacts commercial lease obligations.
The Supreme Administrative Court is gradually granting more rights to environmental organisations (EOs) in nature conservation procedures.
When a business chooses to transition to employee ownership (EO), a trust must be established for the benefit of the employees of the company. The trust becomes the legal owner of the company shares, and the trustees are appointed to the board of that trust. Their role is to protect the interests of the employees as shareholders.
Bernardine Adkins, the Head of EU, Trade and Competition gives an overview of what the Brexit deal – the Trade and Cooperation Agreement – means for the property investment community.
Stephen Barclay, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, has announced an extension to the moratorium preventing the eviction of commercial tenants for non-payment of rent.
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Pounds, not dollars, should be the weapon of choice in the NQ pay war.
Davis Polk has consistently been one of the highest performing US firms over the last decade.
Firms with spacious offices are the ones that will return to work the fastest.
With law firm revenues on the rise, clients are looking for efficiencies
The challenges are mounting for Stephenson Harwood CEO Eifion Morris
The magic circle don’t have a penchant for hiring in new partners externally, so when they do, the market takes note.
The High Court has ruled against Linklaters’ client Kelkoo in a £1bn competition scrap with Google. The outcome is an early win for Google, represented by Herbert Smith Freehills, which is being challenged for allegedly breaching competition law by unlawfully abusing its dominant position and causing European price comparison service Kelkoo significant loss and damage. […]
Slaughter and May is set to overhaul its executive team through the appointment of a managing partner and chief operating officer (COO). Executive partner Paul Stacey and practice partner David Wittmann will be replaced by a managing partner and COO upon their retirement in April 2022. The managing partner position will take on the functions […]
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) will expect its workforce to attend the office for the majority of their working hours, as it outlines its future arrangements. From early September, its lawyers and staff globally will be encouraged to work from the office for “the majority of the time”, a statement from the firm said. The […]
Amid hope of recovery in the leisure sector, Herbert Smith Freehills, Sidley Austin and Davis Polk & Wardwell are lined up on the New York initial public offering (IPO) of private members club Soho House. The business intends to float under the name Membership Collective Group and was valued at $2bn after a $100m financing […]
Taylor Wessing has launched an agency focused on intellectual property in Beijing, as its practice faces rising local workloads. The agency, which will have an exclusive partnership with the firm’s trademark and IP practice, is called Beijing Tailun IP Agency and will guarantee a degree of market access previously restricted due to the Chinese legal […]
Clifford Chance’s US operations and Latham & Watkins are the latest firms to raise their NQ salaries in a bid to match their competitors’ new rates. The two firms have both pushed the salary base for newly-qualified solicitors (Class of 2020) to $205,000. For Latham, it marks a 7 per cent increase from $190,000. Meanwhile, […]
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