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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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Morgan Lewis & Bockius has made up its third London-based partner in two years, promoting Victoria Thompson in the firm’s finance group. Thompson follows last year’s promotions of antitrust partner Joanna Christoforou and employment partner Lee Harding at Morgan Lewis’s City office. Thompson is dual-qualified to practise in New York as well as in England […]

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Slaughters swoops in on last-minute rescue of Arcadia

Slaughter and May has been called in to advise the landlords as part of Arcadia’s company voluntary arrangement (CVA), in the ongoing endeavour to pull the retail group from the brink.  Slaughters has joined the throng of firms acting on the CVA, led by restructuring partner Tom Vickers and associates Samyuktha Rajagopal and Edward Couzens. […]

Accounts Committee queries Linklaters' £13m rail bonanza

The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee has criticised the Government for the way it paid Linklaters & Paines more than £13m for advice on the sale of the first three rail franchises. The report criticises the Office of Passenger Rail Franchising, Opraf, for not using a competitive tender to choose Linklaters and for not […]

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