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What makes GBS so deadly? A new study reveals the genetics behind the bacteria’s armoury

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Abigail Ringer from our specialist Birth Injury team takes a look at the research into Group B Strep, and what makes this bacteria so dangerous to newborns.

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Lasting Powers of Attorney, and other options, during COVID-19

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Associate Mythili Bonham takes a look at Lasting Powers of Attorney and how the current delays in registrations due to COVID-19 don’t necessarily mean you can’t have control over your future.

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Employment legal update #38

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Employment law update

Our Employment & HR team brings its monthly review of new legislation, guidance and case law.

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“Wigs off – masks on!” – Are face masks to be worn in Court?

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With the showbiz Johnny Depp –v- Sun Newspaper defamation case being widely reported in the media the public are seeing images of the combatants and witnesses arriving and leaving the High Court in London wearing face masks. But are they obliged to do so when in Court?

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Future Fund Expansion: UK open for business

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Since its launch in May 2020, the Future Fund has proven to be extremely popular, with applications in excess of the initially funding commitment of £250million.

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New key insolvency measures introduced – Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

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Contributing authors: Bharti Moore

The bill has now completed its journey and obtained Royal Assent, becoming legislation in the form of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA 2020) (“the Act”).

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The post-covid workspace – 5 ways employers can protect the mental health of their workforce

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Contributing authors: Gemma Ospedale

With 4 in 10 employees anxious about returning to the workplace, employers should be taking steps now to implement a safe return to work for their employees.

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Boards cannot afford to overlook the Modern Slavery Act

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In the wake of the controversy surrounding the allegations of modern slavery of a Leicester factory supplying online fashion brand Boohoo, now is not the time for Boards to take their eyes off the ball.

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Visiting supported living settings during Covid

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Visiting supported living settings

Following on from her blog about rights and responsibilities for care home visits during Covid, partner and co-head of Health & Social Care team Hazel Phillips is highlighting some of the issues that arise when considering visits to supported living settings.

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Hospitality industry boost or bust… but who will benefit?

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The Chancellor Rishi Sunak today made an emergency Summer Statement focused on saving jobs and the UK’s struggling hospitality sector. But will restaurants and cafes have enough cash to keep them going until the scheme kicks in next month.

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Should you sign a settlement agreement on your redundancy?

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Being made redundant can be a very challenging time. But what is the best approach to take? Signing a settlement agreement may be the best option for you, however there are a few thing that you need to know first.

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Alphabet recovery V-, U-, W-, L-, K ?

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The economic impact of Coronavirus and the subsequent lockdown is clear for all to see. But depending on where you look there is optimistic talk of a recovery. What is less clear is what ‘shape’ this recovery will be. V, L, K? Welcome to a world of economic alphabet soup.

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