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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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Clydes launches redundancy consultation

Clyde & Co has commenced two separate redundancy consultations, as part of ongoing changes at the firm. The firm is planning on cutting secretarial roles, as well as staff from across nine teams. The potential job losses to the secretarial teams were pre-planned and non-Covid related, the firm said, and as part of plans to […]

The top 10 firms in corporate revenues are…

The first ever ranking of the largest firms in terms of corporate revenues is revealed this week. The Lawyer UK Corporate 50 assesses the market share and bench strength of law firms handling M&A, private equity, venture capital and ECM transactions. The three leading firms have efficiently farmed a public company client base. Linklaters tops […]

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Linklaters’ LLP accounts reveal lease details for new London HQ

Linklaters has committed to spend between £308m and £445m on lease payments for its new headquarters in coming years, its LLP accounts show. The lease will run for 20 years, a lengthy period of time when considering the revolution in the use of office space brought about by Covid-19. In February, the magic circle firm […]

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