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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.

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Five of Gowling WLG’s rising stars feature on Citywealth’s 2016 Future Leaders 100 list. This is an annual feature showcasing emerging talent within the global private wealth industry. Listed individuals, all aged below 40, are picked from the accounting, law, trust, family office and private banking industries. The following Gowling WLG professionals are listed: senior associate […]

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Pointless pay rises can’t buy loyalty 

Recent pointless pay boosts in legal history are hard to justify from a business perspective and lacking true incentives to retain talent. The Lawyer’s Salary Survey 2016 40 per cent of senior associates regret legal career

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