Switzerland harbours many sectors of the life sciences industry. Swiss research, development and production are well known in all corners of the planet. Switzerland is home to world leaders and is the origin of many groundbreaking ideas turned into successful start-ups, some set to become top players within a generation. The Federal Institutes of Technology […]
In his judgment in Berkeley Square Holdings & Ors v Lancer Property Asset Management Ltd & Ors, Roth J has provided important clarification of the scope of three separate exceptions to without prejudice privilege, including one which has never previously been applied in England, and another for which the legal basis has been notoriously unclear.
The FCA has announced a package of measures to help protect consumers in the high-cost credit (HCC) market. This guidance has been published alongside guidance for customers in the motor finance market and follows on from finalised guidance issued last week in relation to the protection of customers in the personal loan, credit card and overdraft markets.
A moratorium has been introduced on commercial lease forfeiture in England and Wales, with separate provisions applying in Northern Ireland. Whilst this moratorium will provide an ultimate safety net for business occupiers against eviction during the current COVID-19 outbreak the provisions are limited in effect.
Despite the global economy stuttering following months of trade tensions and Brexit uncertainty, and the more recent impact of the global coronavirus pandemic, existing trends in the banking sector continue to march on. In this article, partners Paul Gair and Tim Waller and legal director Harry Parker, give their views on what we’re likely to see across three areas shaping banking at the start of this new decade.
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As law firm leaders debate a return to the office, others are still preoccupied with questions of pay and – in some cases – mere survival. Here are the key takeaways. Where Slaughters leads, others will follow Slaughter and May has cut salaries for newly qualified solicitors to a measly £87,000. What can you say […]
Ashurst and Eversheds Sutherland have seen through the sale of struggling Italian restaurant Carluccio’s, after it fell into administration nearly two months ago. Carluccio’s brought in FRP as its administrators in late March, with Ashurst restructuring partner Drew Sainsbury taking the lead from the firm. Today it was announced that Boparan Restaurant Group will take […]
Slaughter and May has reduced salaries for newly qualified solicitors in response to the coronavirus pandemic. NQs qualifying in September will now receive £87,000, a reduction on the £92,000 base salary that this year’s crop take home. The news was first reported in RollonFriday. Salaries often drop in times of recession. For example, NQ pay […]
Pearson’s general counsel is leaving the education publisher to join GlaxoSmithKline’s consumer healthcare business. Bjarne Tellmann – who has been Pearson’s GC for six years – is joining GSK where he will take up the role of senior vice president and general counsel from July. Tellmann joined Pearson in 2014 from the Coca-Cola company, where […]
KPMG has pulled off a three-strong hire to bolster its burgeoning UK legal consulting unit, as it looks to take on a growing number of large-scale mandates that have been flooding its lawyers since the Covid-19 crisis hit. The unit is the UK version of KPMG’s global legal operations and transformation service (LOTS), which supports […]
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