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By Trudy Feaster-Gee, Sue Harris Now that the House of Commons has overwhelmingly rejected the government’s Brexit deal, we take a look at what happens next and what it means for businesses. On Tuesday 15 January 2019, the House of Commons voted overwhelmingly to reject the Brexit deal negotiated between the government and the European Union. A […]

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By Christina Gill A recent High Court case has shed some light on the extent to which the courts may imply additional duties into mortgage agreements requiring lenders to make decisions by way of processes that would be “lawful and rational in the public law sense”. Banking Litigation specialist Christina Gill explains UBS AG v Rose Capital […]

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Lockstep on last legs as Lovells switches to merit

Lovells’ decision to alter the remuneration system for its 114 junior partners will not only see its pay system better aligned with merger partner Hogan & Hartson’s, but will also see it join a growing movement away from lockstep and the chargeable hour as a basis for determining non-equity remuneration. Under the new system non-equity […]

Stephensons’ PQE pay model ditched

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