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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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The impact of Covid-19 and the resultant financial pressure has raised the question for many entrepreneurs of how to finance their businesses. Helen Ingram looks at what entrepreneurs should consider.

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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.

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ASOS’ interim general counsel Anna Suchopar has been confirmed as permanent GC and company secretary. Suchopar was appointed to the top legal role on an interim basis in July last year, following the departure of former GC Andrew Magowan. Having trained at Taylor Wessing, Suchopar joined the online fashion retailer in 2014 from Virgin Group, where […]

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The whole in-house legal industry is facing unprecedented stress levels fueled by an impending sense of urgency. Over the past few months, legal departments have dealt with uncertainty surrounding their teams, increased workload and complex work to support their businesses and stakeholders. Almost counterintuitively, there has never been a better moment to think about creating […]

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