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How much is outdated technology costing your Law department?

It’s no secret that modern technology can solve many of the everyday annoyances that plague office workers everywhere. It’s also true however that old, outdated technology could be costing your teams time, effort, and money. One leading Biotech Company found themselves at odds with their legacy document management solution (DMS), costing them a small fortune […]

Business Interruption Insurance Test Case: Supreme Court backs FCA

Today’s Supreme Court judgment paves the way for thousands of businesses to have their claims for Covid-related business interruption losses paid. We reported in September 2020 on a landmark High Court ruling for policyholders with certain business interruption insurance who have been forced to close as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The test case, which was […]

As the HSE clamps down on employers, how Covid-secure is your workplace?

With an increase in both inspection and enforcement activity by the HSE and local authorities, we look at what you can do to keep your workplace Covid-secure, employees safe and how to avoid potential warnings or prosecution. Current position Back in the autumn of 2020, employees were encouraged to return to work as lockdown restrictions […]

The UK’s departure from the EU has far-reaching implications for businesses operating in the UK and trading internationally.

We have created this tracking tool to help our clients manage and avoid issues as new developments take shape. Over the coming months, we will continue updating this tool to include additional information and topics that come to light. By tracking developments and explaining how they impact businesses like yours, we will help you assess your […]

Tender for nine onshore petroleum concessions in Angola

The National Agency for Petroleum Gas and Biofuel (ANPG) announced on 31 December 2020 the tender for the concession of 9 onshore blocks in Angola. The tender comprises Blocks CON1, CON5 and CON6, of the Lower Congo Basin and Blocks KON5, KON6, KON8, KON9, KON17 and KON20, of the Kwanza Basin. https://www.plmj.com/en/knowledge/informative-notes/Tender-for-nine-onshore-petroleum-concessions-in-Angola/31187/

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Browne Jacobson is among the firms drafted in on the expected administration of Paperchase, as high street retail carnage continues into the New Year. The stationery chain has filed a notice to appoint administrators from PwC, instructing Browne Jacobson’s head of insolvency and dispute resolution John Adams and corporate finance partner Roger Birchall. It is understood […]

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Addleshaw Goddard and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are among the firms acting on MGM Resorts’ £8.1bn blockbuster bid for Ladbrokes owner Entain. The firms are jointly acting for FTSE 100 listed betting and gaming group Entain, which has rebuffed the offer, stating that it “significantly undervalues the company and its prospects”. Entain, formerly known as GVC, […]

We should preserve the progress made towards truly working flexibly

VISA Europe’s deputy general counsel and company secretary Prini Pithouse talks to The Lawyer about reaching the right balance between work and home life, the advantages and disadvantages of online board meetings and promoting inclusion and diversity in a virtual environment. In your opinion, what are the benefits of working remotely that we just should […]

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Clydes’ senior partner steps down after a year

Clyde & Co is set for further management changes as its senior partner Peter Hirst prepares to leave the firm after just over a year in the role. Hirst was appointed to the top job last year, with his term starting in November 2019. The position had opened up after his predecessor Simon Konsta stepped […]

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