Monthly Archives: January 2021

Webinar: Corporate Insolvency & Governance Act (CIGA) – 6 months on

Jeff Roberts from Collyer Bristow’s Insolvency team is joined by Colin Haig, the current President of R3 and Head of Restructuring at Azets; Lee Manning, a former President of R3 and a Partner at ReSolve; and Malcolm Weir, Director of …

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Kim vs Kanye: Will the terms of their prenup be upheld if they divorce?

If the rumours are true Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have now “completely stopped marriage counselling” and their nearly seven year marriage is sadly heading to the divorce courts. While some may feel that two lucky Californian attorneys are about …

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Richard Viegas named in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 2021

The Lawyer’s prestigious annual list recognises the most daring, innovative and creative lawyers from in-house, private practice and the Bar. These talented individuals are chosen for both their excellence and their relevance. They are doing extremely important work and are …

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Taking time off to look after dependants

The general rule Under sections 57A and 57B of the Employment Rights Act 1996 all employees are entitled to take a ‘reasonable’ amount of time off from work to take ‘necessary’ action to deal with unforeseen emergencies involving their dependants. …

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Firms told to look out for domestic abuse signs

The pandemic is making employers and employees re-assess the value of the workplace. One factor, as Business Minister Paul Scully MP has…

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Office closures in the current lockdown

Are the new restrictions guidance or law? The idea that the government’s directions for the third lockdown are ‘just guidance’ and not law is a myth. As of 6 January 2021, The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No.3) and (all Tiers) …

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Working from home will not be the new normal post-Covid, says Rishi Sunak

The Chancellor makes some good points in this article, but he does seem to paint an idealistic picture of working in the City which does…

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Website cookies crumble as they fail to meet legislation

Collyer Bristow warns that, following the closure of businesses during the current and past lockdowns and increasing reliance on online operations, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is placing a greater focus on website cookies and their compliance. Cookies are small …

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UK SUPREME COURT RULES ON APPARENT BIAS OF ARBITRATORS

Background The case arose from the 2010 explosion at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and subsequent oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, in which 11 offshore workers died. Thousands of civil claims were brought against oil giant BP, the …

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Personal loans or personal risk?

The impact of Covid-19 and the resultant financial pressure has raised the question for many entrepreneurs of how to finance their businesses. The Bank of England’s Credit Conditions Survey for Q3 revealed that banks expect the availability of lending for …

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