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The #MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements have brought into sharp focus the prevalence of misconduct allegations against partners in the professional services sectors.

Our Associate, Pooja Dasgupta, explores the legal duties owed by employers to their employees in managing the potential risks associated with returning to the office, and how they can best mitigate these risks, in this article first published by Governance and Compliance Magazine.

In this article, published by Law360, Partner David Fisher and Associate Pooja Dasgupta revisit the key principles of the restraint of trade doctrine in Harcus Sinclair LLP v Your Lawyers Ltd. to consider the notable legal developments in this context, and the implications of the UK Supreme Court’s ruling on the doctrine, its third in three years.

In this article, recently published in The Global Legal Post, Partner Emma Bartlett and Senior Associate Wonu Sanda discuss the benefits of a neurodiverse workforce and what firms can do to achieve it.

With a return to the office on the horizon, commentators and academics are warning businesses to be prepared for a rise in misconduct and harassment issues. Here, we offer our best practice steps for law firms and partners to mitigate against an increase in such behaviour. A fifth of lawyers in the UK claimed to […]

The #MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements have brought into sharp focus the prevalence of misconduct allegations against partners in the professional services sectors.

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 […]

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”.