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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.

Home working not the panacea

Home is now also where many of us work. If there was a productivity puzzle before 2020, it has certainly morphed into an even bigger conundrum now. Which begs the question: what will happen now that so many of us are working from home (or should I say living at work) more regularly?

UK investment in battery production: Staying ‘positive’

Over the course of this decade, electric vehicles look set to overtake petrol and diesel in terms of new vehicle sales. At least, this is the intention under the government’s Ten Point Plan – announced at the back end of 2020.

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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.

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.

Meaning and purpose: how the best teams are created

The idea of “high-functioning teams” is often discussed as a hallmark of great organisations. Many organisations work hard to create the conditions where teams can thrive; where the total is greater than the sum of the parts, where team members feel compelled to contribute and work together at the positive edge of their collective performance.


talent pool microscope

You have no idea how small the PE talent pool is

It can take firms years to secure a trophy private equity hire, but demand is outweighing supply across The Lawyer’s UK Corporate 50. According to data collected since 2018, 37 per cent of corporate laterals at the UK’s largest firms were PE specialists. These include Kirkland & Ellis partner Carl Bradshaw who moved to Goodwin, […]

Nottingham Trent and Sussex unveil new SQE courses

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has become the latest institution to unveil its courses to prepare students for the new Solicitors Qualification Exam (SQE). After BPP and the University of Law, NTU is one of the main providers of postgraduate legal education and the new courses are its attempt to cater to the market as the […]

ASOS announces permanent GC appointment

ASOS’ interim general counsel Anna Suchopar has been confirmed as permanent GC and company secretary. Suchopar was appointed to the top legal role on an interim basis in July last year, following the departure of former GC Andrew Magowan. Having trained at Taylor Wessing, Suchopar joined the online fashion retailer in 2014 from Virgin Group, where […]

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