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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.

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Eversheds Sutherland has created a new virtual shadowing project to ensure junior lawyers at the firm still get the training and mentoring they need despite the remote working regime. The initiative allows lawyers to attend virtual client meetings between partners and in-house lawyers, which are followed by a de-briefing session with the partner who led […]

Taylor Wessing sets out new remote working rules for staff

Taylor Wessing has revealed it will allow staff to work from home for up to 50 per cent of the time, as part of new rules coming into force post-lockdown. The firm has set out a “hybrid” model that will be effective once lockdown restrictions end. It will be based on a 20 to 50 […]

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