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The Law Commission has published its advice to the UK Government on the formation and enforceability of smart legal contracts, in which some or all obligations are defined or performed by code.
This HR podcast welcomes special guest Jonathan Naylor (partner in Shoosmiths’ employment team) to discuss trade union communication strategies.
Across the UK, local people are creating businesses that could revitalise town centres – repair and sharing spaces, community bakeries, climate action hubs, genuinely affordable housing – services that develop critical social, economic and climate resilient infrastructure.
All charities face some risks. The risks your charity might face will depend on factors such as its size, funding and activities. Recently Shoosmiths considered managing those risk at their inaugural charity trustees roundtables.
No fault divorce is due to come into effect in England and Wales on 6 April 2022. From this date couples will be able to get divorced without one person needing to lay blame on the other. This change will also apply to civil partnership dissolution.
A discussion of Law No 82/2021, published on 30 November 2021
Chapter by Marta Alves Vieira
Court refuses administrators’ application for early disclosure of audit files
As of 1 October 2022, Romanian consumers will have to pay a mandatory deposit of RON 0.50 (approx. ten euro cents) for each bottled beverage they buy.
Order no. 11740-B/2021 of the Assistant Secretary of State for Energy and the Secretary of State for the Environment was published on 26 November.
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Each year The Lawyer European Awards showcase the impressive achievements of Europe’s finest within the legal industry. The competition was particularly fierce this year, with a record-breaking amount of submissions from in-house counsel and law firms making the shortlist. The 2021 winners are a force to be reckoned with, having been highly commended by our elite judging panel for implementing bold initiatives ranging from internal innovation to daring international strategies. Recognised as the benchmark of excellence in the European legal sector, The Lawyer European Awards took place online for a virtual ceremony on Wednesday 1 December 2021. We are thrilled to announce that this year’s winning individuals and teams have been announced and the recording is now available to view. Once again, thank you to everyone that contributed to the success of the virtual awards ceremony and congratulations to the winners!
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