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Coronavirus – Job Retention Bonus provides important lifeline for employers

The government is now offering a ‘Job Retention Bonus’ (‘Bonus’) to employers who bring employees back from furlough. The Bonus is a one-off payment and whilst we do not know all the details (there is another announcement due before the end of the month), the government has broadly outlined how the Bonus will work.

Update on Cayman Islands private funds law and regulation

Registration and Timing The sponsors and operators of private funds established in the Cayman Islands should by now be well on their way to completing the classification of their entities and to registering those entities that are required to be registered with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (“CIMA”) under the Private Funds Law, 2020 (the […]

Amendments to the Cayman Islands private funds law 2020

On 7 July, the Private Funds Law, 2020 was amended changing the definition of a ‘private fund’ to both clarify the position for certain entity types and to extend its scope to additional entities.

When 5G regulations affect mobile operators – legal remedies under national law and European convention of human rights

As the recent pandemic showed, the modern world fully relies on the good functioning of the electronic communication sector. Communication plays an important part these days for individuals, businesses, public authorities, and the implementation of 5G technology will create the premises for enhancing the way society uses and benefits from the electronic communication sector. However, […]

Financial wellbeing for the legal profession

So here we have it; the UK’s largest ever wealth management survey for solicitors. Views on your personal wealth, pensions, investments, your advisers – we have it all. Nearly 500 respondents took part, giving us over 15,000 data points to analyse.

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Hill Dickinson has made a U-turn on extending pay cuts for staff. Last week, The Lawyer reported that the firm would be extending pay cuts – after implementing the policy for two months at the start of lockdown. However, The Lawyer understands the firm has now decided to backtrack on the policy, informing staff that […]

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Three airlines draft in Linklaters for legal action against UK quarantine policy

Linklaters is taking on the UK Government on behalf of three of Britain’s biggest airlines, with British Airways, EasyJet and RyanAir all pursuing a legal challenge against its 14-day quarantine plan. After sending a pre-action letter at the start of the month, the airlines officially commenced High Court proceedings via a judicial review soon after, […]

Morgan Lewis raids Cooley with nine-strong team hire

Morgan Lewis & Bockius has hired a team of nine from Cooley’s London office, in a move intended to boost its IP capabilities. The US firm has taken on a group led by IP partner Nick Bolter, who has been with Cooley since its London launch. He joins alongside four associates, a paralegal, and three […]

After 100 years, female barristers finally get their own outfitter

A Doughty Street junior has set up the first legal outfitter dedicated to designing courtwear for women. Karlia Lykourgou has set up Ivy & Normanton, which is named after Ivy Williams – the first woman to be called to the Bar in May 1922 and Helena Normanton, who was the second woman to be called. […]

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