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Taking time off to look after dependants

Understanding what employees’ rights are and how this should be handled by employers has never been more important as we reach the peak of the pandemic.

Material adverse change clauses – draft carefully

The unprecedented situation that the coronavirus pandemic has delivered to global commerce has impacted on a variety of contractual issues related to non-contentious day-to-day transactions.

An employment guide to lockdown 3.0

With COVID-19 taking hold once more, the government has put the UK under a third lockdown, forcing all non-essential shops to close once again.

BVI update: “Black Swan” legislation passed

On 31 December 2020, the BVI House of Assembly passed the so-called “Black Swan” Bill amending section 24 of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Virgin Islands) Act (Cap. 80) so as to confer jurisdiction on the BVI Court to grant interim relief in support of foreign proceedings.



Five firms win places in Serco’s latest panel review

British outsourcing giant Serco has rejigged its panel for the first time since reviewing the roster in 2016. The full panel, which covers the UK and Europe, sees the reappointment of Clifford Chance, DWF and Pinsent Masons, while Radiant Law and Clyde & Co have been retained for group corporate procurement matters and specific regulatory […]


RBS ordered to redo disclosure in £11m loan agreement dispute

A High Court judge has ordered RBS to provide fresh disclosure in an £11m dispute against a property company. TLT is acting for the Royal Bank of Scotland in litigation brought by Gary Wyatt, an accountant who runs Grove Park Properties. Wyatt, instructing Cooke Young & Keidan, has sued the bank over a loan, alleging […]

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Two City litigators make the cut in Quinn’s latest promotions round

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan’s London outpost has been strengthened by the addition of two new partners in the firm’s latest round of promotions. With a total of 11 making the step up across the board, effective as of 1 January 2021, the promotion of two in the City now leaves the litigation boutique with […]

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Simpson Thacher lures third magic circle partner this year

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has hired another magic circle partner to its London ranks, this time taking on the co-leader of Allen & Overy’s antitrust practice. The US firm has hired partner Antonio Bavasso, who will join after a two-decade-long career at Allen & Overy, where he was co-head of the global antitrust practice as […]

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