Author Archives: Christopher Wilsher

Collyer Bristow continues growth with Commercial Litigation Partner hire

Collyer Bristow has appointed David Vaughan as a Partner in the Commercial Dispute Resolution department. David joins the firm from Shakespeare Martineau, where he was also Head of the London Office. His appointment at Collyer Bristow is effective as of …

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Does the call for a ‘rapid return’ to in-person office working reflect a wider UK economic trend?

Jacob Rees-Mogg, minister for government efficiency, has called for all civil servants to make a ‘rapid return’ to in-person office working. How far does this call reflect a wider trend across the UK economy? The minister’s comments, according to reports, …

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Apply for your Training Contract with Collyer Bristow

From 20 April 2022 we will be accepting 2023 and 2024 training contract applications with a view to beginning the recruitment process this summer. Our 2023 traineeships will be confirmed one year in advance of their start date and our …

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Criminal sanctions for breaking COVID lockdown rules – employment law update

The Metropolitan Police has today announced that Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, amongst others, have received fixed penalty notices (FPNs) in relation to breaking of Covid-19 lockdown rules by attending a party. It had …

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Remote arbitration hearings

Video links have, of course, been used in international arbitration hearings for many years, for instance, to take the evidence of witnesses or experts. The Covid pandemic has brought about a major change in that many arbitration hearings are either …

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Spring Budget Statement 2022

“To my mind, the potentially more important announcement was that of the so-called “Tax Plan*”: tax professionals have been asking the Treasury for this for years. Unfortunately, rather in common with the precipitate “income tax cut” announcement, the Tax Plan …

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Mass redundancy – is it legal?

This was the shocking news received this week by 800 workers at P&O Ferries via a pre-recorded Zoom meeting. The approach taken by P&O Ferries has been widely criticised across various media channels showing an outpouring of support for affected …

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Cutting sick pay for unvaccinated staff

Following a recent relaxation in the official self-isolation guidance for vaccinated people, the BBC have reported that Morrisons, Ocado and Next have decided to cut sick pay for unvaccinated staff who have because they have been exposed to COVID. However …

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Libor transition update: Synthetic rates for Sterling and Yen

The FCA has confirmed that synthetic rates will be published for 1, 3 and 6 month Sterling and Yen LIBOR from the 1st of January 2022, for at least 12 months. These rates will be available for use in all legacy …

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Collyer Bristow named as a leading firm in Legal 500 2022

Collyer Bristow is delighted to have been ranked in the latest 2022 edition of Legal 500 UK. Used as a reference guide by millions of people each year, the Legal 500 provides up-to-date information on law firms and lawyers from …

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