Regulations laid before Parliament yesterday seek to extend the current restrictions on the presentation of winding up petitions to 31 December 2020. However, there will inevitably come a time when these temporary restrictions are lifted.
On 23 September, the Lord Chief Justice’s Office issued Covid-19 Guidance for Civil Actions which applies to all civil actions in the High Court and County Court from 1 October 2020. This Guidance is an attempt by the Office of the Lord Chief Justice to have the civil courts undertake as much business as possible during the pandemic.
Friday 25 September 2020 is another seminal moment for the hospitality industry. As of midnight last night, it became against the law for pubs, bars, restaurants etc. to open beyond 10pm.
While the increasing market share of electric vehicles (EVs) is encouraging, the lack of charging infrastructure in the UK is often cited as a reason for not purchasing of an EV. Therefore, to drive forward the transition to transport electrification and ensure consumer confidence, the development of the right types of charging infrastructure – in […]
To meet the ambitious target of net zero by 2050 the industry needs to take a multi-faceted approach to managing energy supply and demand. This approach will create an energy network that is carbon neutral, fit for purpose, and can manage future energy needs by utilising the full range of clean energy technologies.
Starting an entirely new job usually requires you to learn from more experienced co-workers. Even if you’ve had training beforehand, there’s often a world of difference between preparing to do a job in theory, and actually carrying it out in practice.
The approved protocol reinforces its commitment to cooperate and assist in cross-border insolvency and restructuring matters.
Last October our in-house lawyer training day sought to address the question of how can we keep trade moving? We looked at issues such as: the speed of change, Brexit, collaboration and the changing customer.
Recent reforms to the Employment Tribunal system and a move towards virtual hearings are intended to boost hearing capacity and access to justice. We consider the developments to the pre-existing approach and what this means for employers. Justice in slow motion?
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has outlined new measures intended to help businesses and workers impacted by coronavirus across the UK following the Prime Minister’s announcement of further national restrictions.
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Gateley is the latest firm to confirm its use of the UK Government’s tax deferral scheme, preserving millions by pushing back both VAT and employment payments due to Covid-19. As just one of a raft of measures put in place by the listed outfit, Gateley’s deferral of employment taxes and VAT amounted to £4.8m prior […]
The UK’s landmark business interruption test case triggered by Covid-19 is potentially heading to the Supreme Court after parties from both sides submitted challenges before Monday’s deadline. Represented by Herbert Smith Freehills, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) confirmed that it has filed a ‘leapfrog’ application to the UK’s most senior court in relation to a […]
Fieldfisher’s top of equity package of £4.3m has fallen by up to 25 per cent, The Lawyer understands, as part of measures taken to tame the effects of the pandemic. The firm is understood to have cut the salary of its highest-paid partners by a quarter, resulting in a decrease from £4.3m to a figure […]
Simmons & Simmons has parted ways with a number of its service staff and contractors working in its London office, The Lawyer understands. The firm has terminated the contracts of a group of employees – understood to be fewer than 25 people – which provided security and catering services in its multi-tenant headquarters in the […]
The award for the in-house legal operations team of the year, sponsored by Digital Legal Exchange, sees a number of contenders that managed to tap into their teams’ capabilities and external resources to reinvent how they worked and better serve the rest of their business. Markerstudy The general counsel at insurance business Markerstudy, which underwrites […]
A raft of firms, including Slaughter and May and Linklaters, have been called up on William Hill’s talks with Caesars Entertainment on a potential £2.9bn takeover. In the UK, Slaughter and May and Linklaters are lined up for William Hill and Caesars. Slaughters corporate M&A partners Murray Cox and David Johnson are taking the lead […]