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Czech Republic: Transfer of title to real estate via public auction

At present, the holding of any auctions, including all auctions related to real estate, is regulated by Act No. 26/2000 Coll., on Public Auctions, as amended, and is subject to relatively strict conditions primarily intended to ensure that such auctions are transparent.

Covid-19 Overview on moratoria

The EBA issued guidelines designed to clarify (among others) when a moratorium measure (private or public) does not automatically trigger the re-classification of exposures as forborne.

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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.


Transform or evolve: Tackling the innovation debate head-on

Five years ago, LexisNexis asked the University of Cambridge business school a simple question on resistance to change: “Why is it that law firms are not changing as fast as some clients and some partners want?” The research revealed the most agile firms benefitted from leveraging the voice of the client. Not only was internal […]

High Court

McDermott embroiled in hedge fund manager’s Deloitte dispute

McDermott Will & Emery (MWE) is gearing up to defend itself alongside Deloitte in a claim brought by billionaire hedge fund investor Christopher Rokos. Listed among the defendants alongside the professional services giant, McDermott is facing the possibility of contributing to Rokos’ anticipated bill of damages, which could exceed £50m. This follows allegations that both […]

Reed Smith

Reed Smith says Elphicke investigation “fell short” of standards

A review into how Reed Smith handled misconduct allegations made against former partner Charlie Elphicke in 2005 has found that the firm’s actions “did not meet the standards that we set ourselves and expect today”. The firm launched a review into its investigation after a former colleague told The Guardian about the historical complaint she had made […]

Lawyers Against Loneliness

Law Against Loneliness: 24 November

The Lawyer Shopping Channel We haven’t had any bookshops yet so let’s head back to Helen Libson of Allen & Overy, who started this whole strand off. “My personal favourites are Lutyens and Rubinstein and The Book House,” she writes. The Lawyer‘s journalists, by the way, do “Secret Book Santa” (copyright former news editor Natasha […]

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