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In this alert, we summarise 3 of the most notable and interesting Partnership and LLP law cases heard by the UK courts in 2021, with some practical commentary on how these cases might affect LLPs and partnerships, and their members and partners.

The SRA’s consultation on financial penalties has a number of potentially significant implications for both individual lawyers and law firms. In this Ten-Minute Talk, our Managing Partner, Clare Murray, Clare Murray, and Regulatory and Professional Discipline Partner, Andrew Pavlovic, discuss the following three key issues raised by the consultation: Are fines an appropriate way of […]

The recent decision of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal to dismiss a claim for costs by a successful respondent has sparked a renewed discussion as to whether the ‘starting point’ that the SRA should not be ordered to pay the costs of a failed prosecution remains justifiable. 

Inspired by ‘Purple Tuesday’, and with greater awareness of the protection under the Equality Act 2010 from being treated less favourably because of disability, awareness of disability etiquette can only be a good thing. Disability discrimination can occur when an individual is treated less well or put at a disadvantage for a reason that relates […]

In our latest news alert, Associate Sophie Rothwell and Partner Emma Bartlett address the key employment law and GDPR considerations for employers in requiring employees to provide data about vaccination status.

Following the Government’s decision to suspend gender pay gap reporting in 2020, and the first half of the reporting period of 2021, Tuesday, 5 October marks the deadline for qualifying employers to report their figures. Despite heralding much optimism upon its introduction several years ago and following the recent period of stagnation, which implied it had in lowered priority, observers are now questioning whether the initiative is sufficient to bring about real change in closing the gender pay gap.

The government has launched a consultation on “Making Flexible Working the Default”, set to run until 1 December 2021, building on the clear case that exists, and has been brought to the fore during the Covid-19 pandemic, “to consider what more the legislation might do to support flexible working”. In this alert, Associate Pooja Dasgupta […]

The question of whether it is ever acceptable for individuals to be “bought off” and “paid for their silence” has, understandably, come under the microscope in the recent years. Particularly where confidentiality clauses, or non-disclosure agreements (“NDAs”), have been used to prevent employees from reporting allegations of sexual harassment or similar misconduct such as in […]

As a senior executive contemplating a move, how to protect your equity should be at the forefront of your mind in terms of optimising your strategy before you officially resign.

As a senior executive contemplating a move, how to protect your equity should be at the forefront of your mind in terms of optimising your strategy before you officially resign.