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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.


DWF brings in new Leeds head from rival firm

DWF has recruited a new head for its Leeds office, bringing in a longtime DLA Piper partner. The listed firm has hired DLA Piper partner Allison Page in an executive role leading the regional outpost from next year. She leaves DLA after more than 15 years, having been head of the finance and projects team […]

Webinar: Addressing data security challenges in a remote legal contractor workforce

This free to watch webinar was part of the virtual conference In-house Counsel as Business Partner in association with EY that took place on the 21st – 23rd of October. Complete the form below to access the 30-minute recording of this discussion. Over the last few months, the number of legal professionals working remotely has exploded beyond anything we could have imagined before the crisis.  All signs point to a continuing shift towards remote work in the long term.  As we reflect on this trend, the legal profession is rightly sensitive to the need to protect confidential data while we work outside physical offices. In this talk, Consilio’s VP of review solutions for Europe & Asia Ben Rusch aims to demonstrate that protecting information is not simply about preventing sophisticated cyber-attacks. Rather, Information Security is about creating a comprehensive system of protective measures – from the process-driven to the behavioral, from system-level measures down to the steps each of us can take to assist in protecting clients’ information. “It is not the severity of the punishment that solves the crime, it is the risk of detection. Making the detection of any egregious behaviour easier helps to prevent crime”.

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