As the UK remains in lockdown as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, uncertainty abounds about when a return to “normal” life can be expected. Government commentary suggests social distancing may continue for the rest of the year, raising questions about how to effect a safe return to work.
By Charlotte Smith There’s lots of talk at the moment about the potential return to the office, what that will look like and how it will be implemented. But businesses should also consider what they’ve learned from this huge homeworking experiment. Charlotte Smith, Senior Associate in the Employment Team at Walker Morris offers three key […]
Following on from the package of relief measures offered in the personal loan, credit card and overdraft markets, the FCA has confirmed a range of measures to protect customers in the motor finance market.
The FCA has announced a package of measures to help protect consumers in the high-cost credit (HCC) market. This guidance has been published alongside guidance for customers in the motor finance market and follows on from finalised guidance issued last week in relation to the protection of customers in the personal loan, credit card and overdraft markets.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has announced a new £1.25bn support package designed to protect firms driving innovation during the Covid-19 pandemic. The package includes a £500m investment fund (called the Future Fund) for high-growth companies impacted by the crisis, made up of funding from government and the private sector and £750 million of grants and loans for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) focusing on research and development.
In this guest blog, Sophie Warren shares her thoughts on self-development for aspiring solicitors during lockdown. With experience of being a paralegal, blogger, Instagram influencer, as well as a keen runner, she has lots of experience and advice to share.
This case is of importance not only because it was likely to arise in other cases in the UK context of the coronavirus, but because Article 15 considerations arise in cases of grave importance, such as national security cases.
In the current environment landlords and tenants may find it difficult if not impossible to comply with some of their lease obligations.
The prohibition of unnecessary movements was implemented from the 24th of March, in accordance with the provisions of the Regulatory Administrative Act 117/2020. Subsequently, with the coming into force of the Regulatory Administrative Act 152/2020, from 13 April until 4 May, at 5:59 a.m., citizens without permission to commute due to work were only permitted one movement by exception, after following the SMS process, or the handwritten completion of Form B for persons above 65 years of age.
The “right to be forgotten”, which has become a trending right in the internet and digital media where even legal distribution and accure content of the information about individuals constitutes a violation of human rights, is of great importance especially for the dignity of these individuals, for independent development of their personalities and full authority over his/her personal data.
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It was during a jog to Hogan Lovells’ deserted HQ that the magnitude of the current situation hit home for Michael Davison, who starts as deputy CEO at the transatlantic outfit this summer. “It’s going to be unbelievably fiddly getting people back,” says Davison, “the biggest challenge is how and when we think they will […]
Nicholas Plant, Dentons Last month saw the sale of Imperial Brands’ premium cigar business, including a number of its most famous Cuban cigars, to two entities backed by private equity investors. Asides from the inevitable challenges brought about by Covid-19, a series of hoops needed to be jumped through to get the deal over the […]
Pinsent Masons is set to stagger working hours and break times for employees that are returning to the office, however, encouraging UK staff to work from home still forms the “backbone” of the firm’s response to Covid-19. For the past month, a tailored taskforce has been looking at how Pinsents can reopen its offices on […]
DWF’s longtime leader Andrew Leaitherland is passing on the baton as the firm’s CEO, after leading for more than two decades and taking it from a national entity to a listed business. As part of the change, Leaitherland will also renounce his role as managing the firm’s two LLPs contained within the DWF brand. The […]
TLT and Manchester-based firm Pannone Corporate were the two firms on call as online retailer Boohoo acquired the remaining stake in the PrettyLittleThing brand. Boohoo bought the 34 per cent of women’s clothing brand PrettyLittleThing that it did not already own, valued at up to £323.8m, having acquired a majority 66 per cent stake back […]
Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has hired another M&A partner from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in New York, making it the US firm’s second magic circle recruit in two months. This time, MoFo has turned to partner Omar Pringle, who spent almost twelve years at Freshfields. He was promoted to partner in 2017. He specialises in cross-border […]