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Five myths about marriage and divorce

January typically sees a spike in divorce enquiries for many solicitors – and 2021 is expected to be no different, with the additional stresses and strains COVID-19 has placed on couples and families.

Shall we be exclusive?

The government is currently seeking views on a very specific proposal to ban the use of exclusivity clauses in contracts where the workers’ guaranteed weekly income is less than the Lower Earnings Limit, currently £120 per week.

Redundancies during COVID-19: Coronavirus job retention scheme extension provides some relief

In comparison to the US, there is a stricter redundancy process in the UK. For UK businesses faced with the prospect of making 20 or more staff redundant, there is an obligation to undertake a collective consultation process, which should consider ways to avoid or reduce the number of employees to be made redundant and mitigate the consequences of the redundancies.

The implications of Maughan: the Chief Coroner’s Law Sheet #6

The new Chief Coroner, HHJ Teague QC, has just published his first legal guidance in the form of “Law Sheet 6” addressing the impact of the case of R (on the application of Maughan) v Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire [2020] UKSC 46 on coronial practice.


Maravela talks employment on air

Maravela Asociații’s Senior Associate Daniel Vinerean talked about the companies’ employment internal regulation in a Radio France International show touching on legal and financial issues recently. The importance of internal regulation as well as companies’ errors in the making thereof and the correct procedure are all briefly discussed in the Expert RFI episode of September […]

Arbitration claim proceedings defeated

Daniel Toledano QC and Nick Sloboda (instructed by Hogan Lovells International LLP) defeat arbitration claim proceedings challenging $150m LCIA Award brought under S33, 67 and 68 of the Arbitration Act 1996.

Philip Rule talks to the BBC about IPP sentences

Philip Rule was asked to comment upon the sentence of imprisonment for public protection, IPP, that continues to leave thousands of individuals caught in a system that was in fact abolished four years ago, in 2012. It is in essence a life sentence but one that was applied to many less serious offenders and offences than it […]

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