As the end of 2020 beckons, we take a look at what progress the Sterling market has made in its preparations for the end of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) on 31 December 2021.
Two of our trainee solicitors are raising money for the Access to Justice Foundation to support their Emergency Appeal due to the Coronavirus pandemic to raise funds for clinics and other organisations providing free legal advice.
The Access to Justice Foundation increases the support available to vulnerable people requiring access to the legal system through strategic grant making and supporting the advice sector. The current pandemic threatens the sustainability of the already fragile sector and the demand on services has changed in a way that no one could have anticipated. It is essential that those most vulnerable in society are able to access legal advice and that the organisations who offer this advice are able to keep going. Without urgent support, many specialist advice agencies will close, reducing access to legal support for many.
Rachel Sutcliffe and Mischa Howell are passionate about supporting the provision of pro bono (free) legal advice, and to support the Access to Justice Foundation, have come up with a somewhat unusual idea…
Rachel has agreed to spend the night (9.00 pm–6.00 am) on Monday 11 May camping in her son’s Wendy house. Those who know Rachel are aware that she is not a massive fan of the ‘great outdoors’ in particular, camping, mud and bugs, so it will be a real challenge!
Alongside this, Mischa will be running and walking the distance of three ‘Legal Walks’ – 30km over the course of 3 days (9-11 May)
Finally, there is a glimmer of hope that perhaps the Covid-19 pandemic could be reaching its end.
For part 2 in this series of short podcasts, Chris Lloyd-Smith interviews senior associate Lisa Whitehouse on how she has been coping during these unprecedented times.
Delayed since Spring 2020 as the Government tackled the Covid-19 crisis, Tuesday 17 November saw the publication of the Social Housing White Paper, setting out the future regulation of the sector
In this ebriefing, we examine how the duty holder regime will apply to social housing providers with existing HRRBs in their housing stock.
Following Katherine's "heads up" last week, the Government has now confirmed that for claim periods post 1 December, employers will not be able to claim for employees who are serving their notice
For part 1 in this series of short podcasts, Chris Lloyd-Smith interviews solicitor Puja Desai on how she has been coping during these unprecedented times.
Over 100 trainees and future trainees from Birmingham joined the BTSS for a webinar to address concerns around training remotely and qualifying during a possible recession.
Anthony Collins Solicitors has supported Birmingham-based Complete Care Holdings in its acquisition of Amegreen Complex Homecare Ltd.
The Guidance for the extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was released last night on 10 November 2020. We thought we knew what we were expecting or so we thought...
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