Keeping on top of Russian trademark procedures – what you need to know

Since the onset of the covid-19 pandemic in January 2020, there has been a surge in trademark applications across the globe. These often revolve around terms that have rapidly become commonplace (eg, ‘covid’, ‘social distancing’ and ‘remote working’).

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Who should pay for fire safety building remediation costs?

In December 2020, we reported on the vote by the House of Lords on amendments to the Fire Safety Bill relating to the remediation costs associated with the replacement of the dangerous cladding panels and other fire safety defects. Both the Fire Safety Bill and the Building Safety Bill are anticipated to come into effect early this year.

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The Changing Face of Digital ID in Jersey and Guernsey

The problem of confirming identity without face-to-face meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic has brought digital systems for the verification of identity (“Digital ID”) into focus, and may well accelerate the transition from paper based to digital systems as the default means of verifying identity. The Guernsey Financial Services Commission (“GFSC”) and Jersey Financial Services Commission […]

Irish High Court directs remote hearing of witness action

COVID-19 and the associated social distancing and other public health measures have had far-reaching practical consequences for court hearings. From the outset of the pandemic, the courts adapted quickly by introducing full remote hearings – initially for appeal hearings that did not require witnesses to give evidence, but also more recently for hearings involving witnesses. […]

How to develop your emotional intelligence?

In this article, Andrea Cardillo, Managing Partner TPC Leadership Italy, explains in an interview with TPCL Global team, the need to understand and develop your Emotional Intelligence (EQ) to help manage our relationships in a digital age. Question – by TPCL Global: Why talk about Emotional Intelligence today? Answer – by Andrea Cardillo (AC): Said […]

What is Emotional Intelligence (EQ)?

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a set of emotional and social skills that influence how we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain relationships, manage changes and challenges, and use the information provided by emotions to make good decisions.

Ireland Update: Strategy on Remote Working Strives to Keep Up

Ireland’s Department of Trade, Enterprise and Employment (“Department”) recently published a strategy paper outlining its vision for remote working entitled “Making Remote Work – National Remote Work Strategy” (“Remote Working Strategy”). The Remote Working Strategy confirms the Government’s intention to legislate for employees to have a right to request remote working. While recognising the many […]

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Three firms land mandates for Covid-19 vaccine work

Clifford Chance has been awarded an extension for UK Government mandates that deal with the manufacture of Covid-19 vaccines, one of three firms that will help with the mammoth national project. It is understood that the UK Government opted to rely on no more than three firms when it comes to the logistical path that […]

Quinn Emanuel snags Simmons’ UK disputes chief

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has recruited Simmons & Simmons’ UK head of dispute resolution, in the US firm’s first lateral hire of 2021. Paul Baker joins Quinn’s London office, bringing expertise in financial disputes and investigations. Other leadership roles have seen Baker lead Simmons’ London contentious asset group and reputation management practice. Prior to […]

British Business Bank scoops longtime Government lawyer as new GC

The British Business Bank has found its next general counsel from the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The Government-owned bank will see former MHRA head of legal Elizabeth O’Neill become general counsel and company secretary from 15 February. Her career so far has spanned a number of roles at the intersection of public […]

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Gateley downsizes Reading office as firm goes agile

Gateley is moving offices in Reading, as the listed firm transitions to a more agile working structure. The firm founded its Reading office in 2015, shortly after it became the first UK firm to list on the London Stock Exchange. The firm has since occupied a floor on Abbey Square but is moving to nearby […]

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Legal challenge launched over UK Government’s hotel quarantine rules

Litigation specialists PGMBM and Blackstone are teaming up to bring legal action against the UK Government’s hotel quarantine policy. The policy was announced last week and came into effect yesterday. It requires any UK residents arriving in England from a ‘red list’ country to self-isolate in a hotel for 10 days. Travellers must pre-book a […]

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