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Adjournments, remote hearings and extensions of time during Covid-19

High Court considers relevant principles in the context of COVID-19 1. In a judgment published on 20th April 2020, HHJ Eyre QC, after sitting (remotely) in a High Court hearing by way of Skype, has provided welcome guidance as to the approach to be taken when considering whether hearings should proceed remotely or be adjourned […]

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Vicarious liability in the Supreme Court: Morrisons strike back

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. So the famous saying goes. It is unlikely that Morrisons supermarkets – or Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc to give its full title – had that saying in mind when having a second go at arguing the issue of vicarious liability in front of the Supreme Court: Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 12 (“Various Claimants”). Full disclosure, mine is a Morrisons supermarket-of-choice-household.

Implications of coronavirus for migrant workers and students

Both in parliament and written guidance, the government has been clear that no-one will have a negative outcome through the immigration system due to a circumstance that was beyond their control. This has led to temporary concessions in a number of areas relating to migrant workers and students. The following is a summary of some of the key points.

When investigation goes wrong

Police officers being investigated for gross misconduct have every right to expect that the investigation is carried out in the same fair manner as they themselves would investigate a crime, yet a recent misconduct case has demonstrated that that is simply untrue. An officer was investigated for allegedly naming a complainant in a rape investigation, […]

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How UK employers can deal with special circumstances of Covid-19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). As the virus continues to spread extensively, it poses significant challenge to businesses and raises various points of employment law for employers.

COVID-19 and investment protection

As the world grapples with COVID-19, we are seeing some of the most unprecedented State measures of our time. Measures causing severe financial damage to many businesses and industries. Where does that leave foreign investors? Will they be able to claim compensation?

Cayman Islands Employment Update

The first ever electronic meeting of the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly on 23 April 2020 considered a number of pieces of legislation, largely in response to the COVID-19 emergency, that are likely to be of interest to local employers and employees. This note is intended to provide a brief overview of the key changes: some […]

Corona Crisis: Amendment of the obligation to file for insolvency in CEE

With the fourth law on COVID-19, the Austrian legislator has suspended the obligation of an overindebted debtor to file for insolvency until 30 June 2020, irrespective of the cause of the over-indebtedness. Some other countries in the CEE region have also adopted measures to combat the consequences of COVID-19 as detailed in the following overview…

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Senior’s barrister criticises Bakers for “distancing” itself from former London MP

The Solicitors Regulation Authority’s case against Baker McKenzie, two former partners and the firm’s ex-HR director neared its conclusion today as the parties provided closing submissions to the tribunal. Instructed by Bakers’ former managing partner Gary Senior, 39 Essex Street’s Greg Treverton-Jones QC criticised the firm as he denied all the allegations amounted against Senior. […]

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Fieldfisher favours London in latest promos round

Fieldfisher has made up eight lawyers to partner in a round that has largely revolved around the firm’s London office. The promotions, which have been effective since the beginning of May, include a smaller cohort than that of 2019, when the firm made up 14 lawyers – its largest promotions round since 2017. In the […]

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Reed Smith builds in competition with Ashurst recruit

Reed Smith is boosting its London corporate practice with a partner hire from Ashurst, its first City lateral in several months. The US firm has taken on partner Ross Mackenzie, until now a longtime antitrust partner at the UK rival. The competition law specialist has been at Ashurst for 20 years. Since the early 2000s, […]

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