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The pandemic is making employers and employees re-assess the value of the workplace. One factor, as Business Minister Paul Scully MP has pointed out, is rarely considered: are employees being subjected to domestic abuse?

Website cookies crumble as they fail to meet legislation

Over a year after the Information Commissioner’s Office introduced new guidelines on website cookies, a large proportion of UK websites are failing to meet the new regulations, leaving website visitors’ data open to abuse and website owners open to significant fines.

UK Supreme Court rules on apparent bias of arbitrators

In Halliburton Company v Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd, the UK Supreme Court has ruled that arbitrators are subject to a legal duty of disclosure under English law with regards to any facts or circumstances which might give rise to a real possibility of bias.

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Ragavan Arunachalam argues that private equity investment should be an appealing option for businesses, rather than something to fear, and describes how retail banks and private equity can work in partnership to help companies through difficult times.

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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.

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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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The general counsel and group company secretary of WorldRemit has left after little more than one year to lead the fintech practice of Burges Salmon. Martin Cook has been appointed as head of fintech at the UK firm, marking his return to private practice after a career largely developed in corporates. Cook will be a […]

Hogan Lovells boosts paid leave allowance for 2021

Hogan Lovells is offering parents and carers an additional five days of paid leave to support them during the third lockdown. The leave is part of the firm’s new “Covid-19 Leave for Dependants Policy” for 2021, and is in place for the duration of this year. It has been introduced in addition to Hogan Lovells’ […]

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