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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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Land Securities splits GC role after departure

Land Securities’ general counsel Tim Ashby has left after five years at the FTSE 100 real estate investment trust. Following Ashby’s departure at the beginning of 2021, his role as GC and company secretary will not be replaced. Instead it has been split into two positions: former deputy company secretary Liz Miles takes on the […]

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Clifford Chance GC hands over the reins after 18 years in charge

Clifford Chance has appointed a new executive partner and general counsel ahead of the upcoming retirement of longstanding chief Chris Perrin. Banking partner Robin Abraham will succeed Perrin in May 2021, as the latter leaves a position he has held since 2003. He will stay on as a senior level consultant around insurance arrangements. Newly-appointed […]

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Deloitte Legal takes stock of pandemic with new consulting arm for in-housers

The leaders of Deloitte Legal’s new management consulting arm are eyeing post-pandemic changes in the in-house world as a new source of business. The new offering is being spearheaded by newly-hired leader Jack Diggle from NewLaw provider Elevate, who joined the accountancy firm in September alongside contract management expert Craig Conte and legal management consultant […]

Ex-DWF duo join DAC in new advocacy venture

DAC Beachcroft is setting up an in-house advocacy unit following the hire of two barristers from DWF, The Lawyer can reveal. Jonathan Robinshaw and Sahar Farooqi are both set to join as partners in the firm’s claims solutions group, with the task of overseeing its new advocacy offering. Already the firm has plans to welcome […]

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