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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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PNBA Clinical Negligence conference chaired by Christopher Johnston QC for third time

Christopher Johnston QC and Nicholas Peacock (of Hailsham Chambers) co-chaired the annual PNBA Clinical Negligence conference at Clare College, Cambridge this weekend. Chris and Nick put together the weekend’s programme of medical and legal sessions. Please see http://pnba.co.uk/events/clinical-negligence-conference/ for further details. About 100 delegates attended the conference which is now in its 23rd year.

Gowling WLG advises on partnership to treat neurological disorders

In April 2016, Gowling WLG advised Heptares, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sosei Group Corporation, on a $3.375bn global R&D and commercialisation partnership with Allergan to license a broad portfolio of compounds targeting neurological disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease. The collaboration is a step towards advancing the development of and commercialisation of treatments which could help the […]

Associate conundrums: Instilling confidence, part 2

How we carry ourselves has a significant effect on our self-esteem and how we are perceived by others. Much has been written about body language – and rightly so, as it is a fascinating topic for anyone who is interested in human behaviour and relationships. Inevitably there are a few self-styled gurus in this area […]

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