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Coronavirus Portugal: Simplified lay-off

The simplified lay-off is an exceptional and temporary measure aimed at maintaining jobs in companies in a business crisis, which may choose between reducing normal working periods and/or suspending employment contracts.

Possibilities for a better London

This year the Silicon Valley comes to the UK (SVC2UK) Summit was held virtually and included a discussion on “London: a ‘Good Growth’ Recovery” between Natalie Campbell, the recently appointed CEO of Belu Water (the social enterprise company which fulfils the water requirements of the UK’s catering sector, giving most of its profits to WaterAid) and Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London.


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Slater & Gordon settles long-running rift with Watchstone

Slater & Gordon and Watchstone have settled a long-running dispute between the pair, just days before High Court proceedings were due to begin. In 2017, Slater & Gordon, instructing CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang, served Watchstone (formerly Quindell) with a £637m damages suit over its takeover of the latter’s professional services arm two years prior. Shortly […]


Slater & Gordon turnover plummets 27 per cent after difficult year

Slater & Gordon (S&G) CEO David Whitmore has urged the firm to look towards the future after its accounts revealed a 27 per cent drop in turnover for the firm’s financial year ending June 2017. A difficult 12 months saw the firm’s topline fall from £316.8m to £231.5m, a fall of £85.3m, with a number […]

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Slater & Gordon hit with £80,000 fine over Quindell file breaches

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has imposed a fine of £80,000 on Slater & Gordon and the former Quindell business in the latest development to their doomed deal. The Quindell legal business, which is now known as Slater Gordon Solutions, has been ordered to pay a penalty of £40,000 along with Slater & Gordon UK. The pair […]

Time to rethink media coverage rules in employment tribunal cases

The press pack outside the London Central Employment Tribunal is a sure sign that somebody’s reputation is going to be irretrievably sullied by the afternoon’s media coverage. The waiting press pack outside the London Central Employment Tribunal is a sure indication that, within a matter of a few hours, somebody’s reputation is going to be […]

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