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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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Clifford Chance has renewed a five-year revolving credit facility of £150m, an amount disclosed in its latest LLP accounts. The firm took this step as it geared up to shield its business from the effects of the pandemic crisis last April, though it is understood there were plans afoot to renew regardless of the situation. […]

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Quinn’s City revenue leaps to all-time high of £127m

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan’s revenue in London increased by almost 30 per cent in 2020 to just over £127m.  As well as announcing sky-high revenue, the US litigation specialist also increased its profits by 34 per cent from £67.2m to nearly £91m. This gave the firm a profit margin of 71.4 per cent.  In […]

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