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author: Elizabeth McEneny

Senior Executives who are also directors need to be aware of additional obligations that apply to them on termination. The majority of Senior Executives who are considering leaving their current role are aware of the restrictive covenants in their contracts of employment, which can seek to prevent them from competing, and/or soliciting or dealing with clients and/or poaching or engaging with fellow employees of their employer.

As the usual punctuation of our everyday lives has changed, without the commas and full stops that a daily commute and holidays normally bring, law firms need to consider how best to protect lawyers’ wellbeing. The legal sector can be a stressful fast-paced world, with challenging billable hours targets, with little time to decompress or […]

During a period where people have experienced multiple lockdowns, separated from their friends and families, the one constant for some has been work, often working remotely from their own homes. In a time where, despite the isolation, many employees may grow closer to their colleagues, employers will be considering the ramifications of workplace romances and questioning what action, if any, they need to take.

Professional Services firms should consider revisiting the drafting of their partnership or LLP agreements, following the recent Court of Appeal decision in Joseph v Deloitte NSE LLP [2020] EWCA Civ 1457. This is especially in relation to notice provisions (for example, provisions concerning the compulsory retirement of partners) to ensure that: the wording clearly reflects the intention of the parties; […]

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Can an Employer legally require their staff to get the Covid-19 Vaccine?

Two vaccinations against COVID-19 have now been rolled out in the UK in order to help it to return to some form of normality. According to the NHS the two, which have been developed by Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford/AstraZeneca, will require each individual to have two doses, with the final one due to take place 12 […]

Can Employers Legally Require Staff To Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19 and what are the Key Risks?