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Taking time off to look after dependants

Understanding what employees’ rights are and how this should be handled by employers has never been more important as we reach the peak of the pandemic.

Material adverse change clauses – draft carefully

The unprecedented situation that the coronavirus pandemic has delivered to global commerce has impacted on a variety of contractual issues related to non-contentious day-to-day transactions.

An employment guide to lockdown 3.0

With COVID-19 taking hold once more, the government has put the UK under a third lockdown, forcing all non-essential shops to close once again.

BVI update: “Black Swan” legislation passed

On 31 December 2020, the BVI House of Assembly passed the so-called “Black Swan” Bill amending section 24 of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Virgin Islands) Act (Cap. 80) so as to confer jurisdiction on the BVI Court to grant interim relief in support of foreign proceedings.


New life for former Yorkshire Post site

Residential Real Estate lawyers at Walker Morris have advised the landowner on the sale of the former Yorkshire Post Gateway site on Wellington Street in Leeds City Centre. The landowner, Stirling Investments, has exchanged contracts to deliver a large 18 storey residential building offering 242 apartments aimed at the Private Rented Residential Sector (‘PRS’), along with […]

New partner in Paris

Gowling WLG’s Paris office welcomes Alexandra Plain, the newest partner in its real estate team. Admitted to the New York Bar and Paris Bar, Alexandra Plain has extensive knowledge in advising foreign investors, including investment funds, real estate acquisitions and disposals in France and in Europe.

Win on behalf of Chief Constable in discrimination claim case

Judgment has been delivered in the widely publicised proceedings against the Chief Constable of Northumbria Police by the former Director of Legal Services, Denise Aubrey, following her dismissal. All Ms Aubrey’s claims were dismissed including her claims for sex discrimination, harassment, victimisation, disability discrimination, whistleblowing and unfair dismissal. The case gave rise to widespread publicity in […]

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