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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.


Gowling WLG advises Crown Estate on Leicester site purchase

In December 2015 Gowling WLG completed the transaction that saw client The Crown Estate and its partner Gingko Tree Investment Limited – together Fosse Park West LLP – acquire the 12.5 acre Castles Acre site in Leicester from Everards Brewery. The site will be used to build a 150,000 sq ft extension to the Fosse […]

Conyers advises AUPU on privatisation and delisting from HKSE

Conyers Dill & Pearman provided Cayman Islands law advice to AUPU Group Holding Company Limited in its privatisation by way of a scheme of arrangement between the Company and its scheme shareholders pursuant to a bid by Upwind Holding Company Limited which valued AUPU Group at about US$162 million and its delisting from the Hong […]


Moves: Freshfields hires Will Thomas from Eversheds

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has hired Eversheds’ international arbitration head Will Thomas, based in Paris. Thomas will relocate to London to join the magic circle firm and has been a partner at Eversheds since 1999. He has been based in Eversheds’ Paris office since 2001.

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