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Beth Hale and Naomi Latham discuss how to prepare for a return to the office in light of the government’s latest Covid-19 guidance and a recent decision on employees’ right to refuse to attend work on health and safety grounds.

In the current climate of global uncertainty and with many firms facing a dip in revenue and PEP, some are inevitably reviewing their partner ranks. Some partners perceived to be underperforming are facing the prospect of their teams, reporting lines and responsibilities being negatively restructured; others are staring down the barrel of de- equitisation or […]

The current flexible furlough scheme has been operating in its current form since 1 November 2020 and is due to end on 30 September 2021. Multiple Treasury directions have stated that one purpose of the extended scheme has been to reduce “damage to economic activity in the UK”. 

Professional services firms have increasingly diversified over recent years as they have sought new opportunities to serve existing clients and attempted to attract new business by offering a wide range of services at greater scale.

In this article, our Partner Beth Hale and Associate Harriet Riddick discuss some of the key legal and practical issues for employers to consider when implementing or reviewing claw-back provisions in the compensation contracts of senior executives.

The Covid-19 pandemic has encouraged many businesses to look at hybrid models for flexible work, given the dramatic widespread shift to remote working.

Presenteeism, which is coming into work when unwell, has grown in notoriety over the last twenty years, particularly in organisations where long working hours is the norm.

The departure of a key partner can often cause significant financial, operational and reputational damage to a firm. It is imperative for firms to anticipate these risks in advance and have the appropriate protections and procedures in place, and where necessary, to take swift action, in order to mitigate against the adverse effects of partner departures.

The Chancellor’s eagerly anticipated Budget has been announced this afternoon. The 3 main employment-related takeaways are: The furlough scheme will continue until September, with no change of terms. After July, businesses will be asked for a 10% contribution, rising to 20% in August and September. Support for the self-employed will also continue until September. The […]

According to the Global Legal Post, the London lateral hiring market remained buoyant last year despite the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In the present climate, partners may be reflecting on their position in their current firm, particularly if their firm has struggled to weather the storm during the pandemic, or where the firm […]