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No rest for the European Data Protection Board

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB), which includes representatives from the data protection regulators of each EU member state, has published a number of recommendations that businesses should take note of in order to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Furlough extension: further guidance released

Following the government’s announcement last week that furlough is to be extended until 31 March 2021, further guidance on the scheme has now been published. Our Employment team provides an overview.

TCC refuses enforcement of adjudicator’s decision

Earlier this year, in the case of OD Developments & Projects Limited v Oak Dry Lining Limited [2020] EWHC 2854 (TCC), Waksman J determined that because an adjudicator erroneously decided that the terms and conditions of the JCT Subcontract applied to a subcontract then the adjudicator’s decision which valued the subcontract works on that basis lacked jurisdiction and could not be enforced.

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Coronavirus Portugal: Simplified lay-off

The simplified lay-off is an exceptional and temporary measure aimed at maintaining jobs in companies in a business crisis, which may choose between reducing normal working periods and/or suspending employment contracts.

Possibilities for a better London

This year the Silicon Valley comes to the UK (SVC2UK) Summit was held virtually and included a discussion on “London: a ‘Good Growth’ Recovery” between Natalie Campbell, the recently appointed CEO of Belu Water (the social enterprise company which fulfils the water requirements of the UK’s catering sector, giving most of its profits to WaterAid) and Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London.

West of Scotland entering level 4: Implications and FAQs for hospitality businesses

As expected the First Minister announced that hospitality in the West of Scotland and in some Central and Eastern areas* will enter level 4 of the Protection Levels Framework for a three week period as of 6pm on Friday 20 November 2020 effectively locking down hospitality businesses and non-essential retail.


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BLM promotes 12 lawyers after Covid-19 delay

BLM has announced its delayed 2020 partnership promotions. The firm has added 12 lawyers to partnership across nine of its thirteen offices. This year’s cohort is nearly half the size of 2019’s, when 21 lawyers made the grade. Originally slated to take place in May, BLM chose to postpone its promotions round due to the coronavirus […]

Reed Smith

Reed Smith launches initiative to bring staff up to speed on tech

Reed Smith has set up a programme to drive more active participation in the firm’s innovation efforts through new three-month teaching sessions. The programme, called Innovation Seasons, sees three months dedicated to a particular topic around emerging technologies and ways that the legal market is being disrupted. It is the brainchild of innovation manager Adam […]

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Further claims filed against Clydesdale Bank in group action

DLA Piper and Herbert Smith Freehills are facing a further tranche of claims against their clients Clydesdale Bank and former parent company NAB, in the ongoing group action against the pair. In July 2019, Michelmores filed a claim on behalf of RGL Management, which is bringing the group action on behalf of SMEs against Clydesdale […]

Shilpa Bhandarkar

Linklaters pushes innovation growth strategy after team overhaul

Linklaters has laid out plans to scale the size and revenue of its Nakhoda platform, part of a new programme that follows the overhaul of its innovation function this year. The projects are being spearheaded by Shilpa Bhandarkar who has recently been appointed as chief executive officer of Nakhoda, the 2015-launched in-house start-up that sees […]

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