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As the economy starts to emerge from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and multiple lockdowns, many law firms will be considering not only how they can ensure the firm survives but how to bounce back stronger and more resilient to the economic challenges they may have faced during the past year.

Whistleblowing appears to have been on the rise since the start of the pandemic. Protect, the UK whistleblowing charity, reported a 20% increase in calls to their advice line during 2020, with cases in June 2020 up 74% on June 2019 with many COVID-19-related concerns.

Whistleblowing appears to have been on the rise since the start of the pandemic. Protect, the UK whistleblowing charity, reported a 20% increase in calls to their advice line during 2020, with cases in June 2020 up 74% on June 2019 with many COVID-19-related concerns.

You have received a positive pregnancy result and you are delighted.  Your boss however seems less than thrilled to hear the news that you are an expectant mother. 

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.

Now more than ever, the modern law firm needs lawyers who are problem solvers, lateral and innovative thinkers, strategy creators and trouble shooters to be able to maintain a sustainable business model in our ultra-competitive global market. These skills are often highly prevalent in individuals who may be described as “neurodivergent”. This is an umbrella […]

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; […]

In 2003, the International Labour Organisation (“ILO”) began to observe ‘World Day for Safety and Health at Work’ in order to stress the prevention of accidents and diseases at work, capitalising on the ILO’s traditional strengths of tripartism and social dialogue. This celebration is an integral part of the ILO’s ‘Global Strategy on Occupational Safety […]

The pressures on workers with family carer responsibilities has never been higher, and the need for employers to acknowledge and support those workers never more urgent.

With lockdown restrictions beginning to ease and the Government’s road map out of lockdown shining light at the end of the tunnel, employers may now be considering what the return to work may look like, and when that might be.