Right to disconnect – will this become a new legal right?

For the majority of the Covid-19 pandemic the government has urged employees to work from home if they can. Whilst there are undoubtedly benefits to working from home, people are finding it more and more difficult to strike a sustainable balance between home and work life.

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UK – tackling tax avoidance

James Austen reviews potential measures by the UK tax authorities on addressing tax avoidance, including tackling the promoters of avoidance schemes and raising standards in the tax advice market.

Government to review landlord and tenant legislation

In December 2020 the Government promised the commercial property industry an extensive review of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 to take place in 2021. There are early signs that it is starting.

MPs call for a ban on ‘greenwashing’ in financial services firms

Greenwashing is coming under increasing scrutiny from all angles, including MPs, regulators, NGOs and the general public. It is also likely to give rise to legal claims, if investors and shareholders consider they have been misled about a company’s environmental credentials.

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Charity trustees legal and governance webinar update series

In recent years the Charity Commission has concentrated on its statutory objective to increase public trust and confidence in charities and many in the charity sector consider it has dwelt unduly on the negatives. However the Commission has four other objectives set out in the Charities Act 2011 and we now see more attention paid to promoting compliance by charity trustees with their legal obligations and the effective use of charitable resources.

Expedited trademark examination now available in Canada

On May 3, 2021, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) announced that it will begin accepting requests for expedited examination of trademark applications along with other new measures to reduce delays in examination.

Appealing civil judgments in Guernsey

This snapshot outlines the process and grounds upon which an appeal can be made in respect of a civil judgment by the Royal Court of Guernsey. It also mentions recent developments in appealing judgments of the Guernsey Court of Appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.

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Shearman loses London arbitration partner to the Bar

Following February’s arbitration exodus, Shearman & Sterling is now set to lose another disputes partner in London as Alexander Uff joins Quadrant Chambers. The arbitrator is heading to the Bar after 14 years at Shearman, having previously moved to the firm’s London office from Paris in 2013. He was made up to partner one year […]

Former White & Case disputes partner lands at Goodwin

Goodwin has recruited a former White & Case partner to bolster its burgeoning City litigation practice, the latest component of its lateral hiring push. The US firm has added Hannah Field-Lowes, who left White & Case at the end of last year. In mid-May, Field-Lowes will join the firm’s London disputes team, which was launched […]

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