Hot on the heels of the recent Supreme Court decision, where Uber drivers were found to be workers in accordance with the Employment Rights Act 1996, the Uber name has come under fire yet again. Allegations have been made by Uber Eats couriers claiming that the company’s “racist” facial recognition software resulted in their engagement being terminated.
The UK government has repealed the EU rules on state aid and is now looking to formulate its own legal framework for controlling state subsidies. Consequently, the Department for Business has published a consultation paper on subsidy control.
From the second half of 2021, there will be substantial changes to UK public company takeover practice and procedures.
Bolstered by the government’s 10-point plan, electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming increasingly popular for both personal and business users. Read more about how electric vehicles are vying for first place in the new greener future.
In recent years a level of controversy has surrounded the leasehold system, with some people feeling they have been cheated out of their money. As a result, a number of reforms have been proposed, including lengthening lease terms to 990 years and removing ground rent.
As part of our future world of work series we recently held a webinar discussion regarding employee welfare and motivation in the new world of work.
The government has published its much-heralded Bill to outlaw the payment of ground rents under long residential leases.
We detail 6 different ways that law firms can use the chat tool on their websites to benefit the visitor (and potential client), and in turn benefit the firm.
Last week the Supreme Court decided to dismiss the latest appeal in the Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake case and confirmed that time spent sleeping on site during a sleep-in shift will not count towards a care worker’s National Minimum Wage (NMW).
In this podcast, Debra Cooper, Banking & Finance partner at Shoosmiths, chats with Marcos Navarro, a Director and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Lead on the Housing Finance Team at NatWest, about their commitment to the social housing sector and why ESG is so important to them.
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Kirkland & Ellis has been changing its hiring strategy for corporate partners.
US firms need to retain their partners to maintain sustainable growth.
The balance of power in London has shifted away from the traditional UK firms.
Mishcon’s IPO might be a success but its partners would have been better off doing it earlier.
Law firms have paid back loans they took out last year but it doesn’t mean they are in the clear just yet.
Cahill has doubled in size in London since 2016.
Debevoise & Plimpton and Sullivan & Cromwell are among the firms advising as US conglomerate AT&T merges its WarnerMedia division with rival TV and streaming giant Discovery in a $43bn deal. WarnerMedia owns brands such as HBO, Warner Bros, CNN and Cartoon Network, while Discovery specialises in factual shows and distributes the Discovery Channel, Animal […]
Two months after the firm compensated its employees for working reduced hours, Taylor Wessing has now announced a five per cent special bonus for staff. This will be paid in addition to the firm’s annual bonus scheme and will account for five per cent of every employee’s respective salary. As a reward package for the […]
Hogan Lovells has recruited a five-lawyer finance team from PwC for its Brussels base. Finance veteran Ivan Peeters and partner Philip Van Steenwinkel join the firm alongside three associates. Both Peeters and Van Steenwinkel have been at PwC since 2018, which they joined from the Belgian branch of Benelux firm Stibbe. Before this, the duo […]
EY Law is bringing in a team of six lawyers to boost its financial services practice, including a former Dechert partner. The legal arm of the accountancy firm has brought in a collective helmed by Monica Gogna, a finance expert who left Dechert last September. The team hire is aimed at building out a financial services […]
CMS is switching partner profit distributions back to its traditional bi-monthly schedule after temporary changes adopted during the pandemic, The Lawyer has learned. It is understood the firm moved to quarterly distributions last year, when it found itself in a position to resume the rounds following an emergency hiatus in the early part of the […]
One of the Inns of Court in London will soon be home to a fee-paying junior school after it agreed to lease out one of its buildings, The Lawyer can reveal. Grays Inn recently confirmed that it will be leasing out the old City School of Law Building to the City of London School for […]
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