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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.


Webinar: Discussing the risks and challenges arising from changes in working patterns

This free to watch webinar on the challenges and risks behind working remotely, and how companies are managing this in practice was part of the virtual conference Managing Risk and Litigation that took place on the 18-19 November. Complete the fields below to access the 40-minute recording of this discussion. The webinar starts with the speakers discussing whether productivity levels within their teams and within their companies have been maintained, increased or dwindled while working remotely. The discussion also touches on the return to the office, surveillance monitoring to check productivity, whether there are any privacy and human rights legal issues in doing so, and how organisations have tackled risk management in general. Other issues include: What are the impacts of companies having their core teams and senior management working remotely for most of 2020? Understanding the main risk areas of remote working and the challenges behind managing regulatory risks in this context: what type of work can and cannot be sensibly done from home? How have organisations dealt with the issue of decreased monitoring? What is the regulator’s expected response to issues arising from the decrease in monitoring? What strategies should in-house teams have in place ahead of a more significant return to the office? Speakers: James Blendis, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Nissan/Renault Joanne Winship, Director Legal Compliance, Tata Steel Europe Anthony Kenny, Assistant General Counsel Corporate and CBS, GSK Moderator: Sarah Walker, Vice President & Global Deputy General Counsel, Aon

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Career clinic: How can I help a senior partner who’s struggling?

I’m an NQ in a large City firm. I work primarily with one quite senior partner – he’s a great lawyer and he’s not a bad man but he’s not the most emotionally open person. Since March, a number of minor incidents have given the impression that he’s not had a great pandemic and that […]

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Supreme Court sides with Quinn in pivotal Mastercard/Merricks dispute

In one of the most highly anticipated judgments in recent years, the Supreme Court has today sided with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in the Mastercard/Merricks dispute. A major development in the first US-style opt-out class action in the UK, said to be worth £14bn, the highest court in the land ruled that Merricks’ case […]

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