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Virtual roundtable: In a period of unknown, how can we make a difference?

Following the success of our first Virtual Roundtable, we are pleased to announce details of the next session. The expert panel will continue their discussion around current priority pain points, challenges and opportunities. They will share more insights into the shifting workplace culture, and how they are adapting to new ways of working during the […]

Covid-19 – charity AGM restrictions in the Isle of Man

The COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions place unprecedented difficulties on Isle of Man registered charities holding their Annual General Meeting (AGM). Due to the recent implementation of measures regarding social distancing, isolation and restrictions on travel and movement, the logistics of a charity holding an AGM in the usual manner is not possible. The Isle of Man Attorney General has issued some guidance to assist Manx charities over the coming months.

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Ashurst becomes first City firm to delay partner promotions

Ashurst is to defer its partner promotions until later in the year, becoming the first of the big City firms to make such a decision. Promotions at the firm usually come into effect on 1 May, but new partners-in-waiting have been told that their elevation will now take place later this year. This reflects measures […]

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Shearman introduces voluntary paid leave scheme for all staff

Shearman & Sterling has introduced a voluntary leave scheme for its lawyers as part of wider coronavirus-related measures. The US firm is giving its staff the choice to take between three and six months of work on 30 per cent of their usual pay, with the amount increasing to 40 per cent if lawyers who […]

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