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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.


Richard Gibbs speaks at the Annual Adriatic Conference of Lawyers

Richard Gibbs is to address the annual Adriatic Conference of lawyers from the UK and Australia for the second year running. The conference covers a range of topics and serves to bring together lawyers and legal specialists from a number of jurisdictions. Richard will be dealing with the impact of Brexit on EU wide legal […]

No5’s Gareth Evans QC and Dean Kershaw defend in Kenichi Phillips murder trial

Disharn Downie and Dean Silvera have been charged for the murder of 18-year-old Kenichi Phillips. It was heard that the teenager was shot in the throat as he strayed onto a rival drug dealer’s ‘turf’. The jury heard that the brother of the victim, Kwamae Phillips, and passenger Khaleel Johnson were narrowly missed being injured […]

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Don’t waste a good crisis, GCs

GCs are turning a business crisis to their benefit, by making the legal department’s skills and knowledge indispensable, developing junior members’ skills, and networking with internal departments and external lawyers.

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