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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.


Schoenherr banking and finance partner joins firm’s equity

Matei Florea, an experienced specialist in banking and finance law, has been invited to become equity partner of Schoenherr. Florea heads the banking and finance team in the firm’s Bucharest office. He has extensive know-how in advising clients with regard to legal matters in the areas of banking, distressed assets and bank consolidation projects, debt-restructurings (before […]

Gowling WLG hosts PDAC session on connecting the dots between Ontario and Africa

On 7 March 2016, Gowling WLG was pleased to host its first ministerial roundtable on mining. The event was chaired by the Honourable Michael Gravelle, Ontario’s minister of northern development and mines, who was joined by mining ministers from Sierra Leone, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa and Sudan. Moderators for the event included Gowling WLG’s Avril Cole and […]

Shoosmiths advises NatWest on residential investment

Shoosmiths has advised NatWest Scotland on their investment to support a large residential housing project in Portobello, Edinburgh, led by developers, Kerwick Ltd. The existing office block at 275 Portobello High Street is under full construction to accommodate 22 apartments and four penthouses. This high-spec development is expected to appeal to second home investors, those […]

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