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31 July 2020 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Uncategorized

Motivation, teamwork and leadership -with Stuart Hooper, Director of Rugby, Bath

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As the Club prepares to resume the season, Stuart spoke to us about how he has been re-engaging with players after the enforced layoff.

Here he shares his thoughts on motivation, teamwork and leadership.

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16 June 2020 0 Comments Posted in Corporate, Uncategorized

Private equity and Covid-19: the drive towards recovery

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There has been a lot for private equity (PE) funders to deal with in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Understandably short-term focus has been on supporting existing portfolio companies, but the expertise and resilience of PE funders (and their advisers) combined with a strong appetite to do deals means that PE-backed buy-outs and bolt-on acquisitions are likely to have a central role in the drive towards recovery.

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Key changes to the Job Retention Scheme

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Recently, the Chancellor made a further Treasury Direction in relation to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

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What is a ‘Simultaneous Exchange and Completion?’

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Simultaneous exchange and completion

Associate Beth Heley in our Residential Property, Farms & Estates looks at the pros and cons of a simultaneous exchange and completion for residential property sales and purchases, as the country awaits guidance on easing the current lockdown measures.

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Your coronavirus house buying questions answered

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The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted many, if not all, areas of our personal and business lives. But one area that has ground to a halt is the housing market. So if you were in the process of buying a house, or were looking whilst the lockdown took effect, we have put together a few FAQs for house buying during coronavirus.

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19 March 2020 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Uncategorized

Coronavirus FAQs: HR & employment law issues

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We have been providing extensive advice on managing the workforce issues arising out of the Coronavirus pandemic. Here are our answers to some FAQs we have received.

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Coronavirus and employment law: top queries from HR teams

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Employment law, and employment lawyers, are in the spotlight during the unfolding coronavirus crisis, with employees looking to have their concerns addressed, and companies looking to do right by their workforce.

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Posthumous settlement for the family of mesothelioma victim against Thomas W Ward Ltd

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Maggie Powell of Royds Withy King Solicitors was instructed by Mrs X to pursue a claim for compensation following the sad death of her husband at the age of 67 in April 2017.

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Assessing the impact of new anti-fraud rules for online retailers

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New EU anti-fraud rules, which will come into force from September, will require most online payments of more than £27 – or €30 – to go through an extra level of verification such as entering a code received a text message.

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Funding tech: an IPO is not the only way

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Modern tech businesses are often mature, profitable companies by the time they come to list on the market. Is there merit in getting onto their growth curve earlier?

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Game of Drones – a song of spies and flyers

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When drones are used to spy on the sets of Game of Thrones, or to disrupt airports and our holidays’, we could be forgiven for thinking that no good can come of this emerging technology. So with all the negative press coverage they have had in the last year or so, we ask are there any positive uses for drones?

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