Budget 2021: key takeaways for businesses

Following the release of the highly anticipated budget by the Chancellor, many businesses will be wondering how they will be affected. Most importantly, they will be wondering how the government plans to support them as lockdown measures are eased. This article highlights various key points from the budget and how they will impact businesses. Furlough …

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Too Little, Too Late: How The World Is Failing Xinjiang’s Uyghur Muslims

**Originally published on the Human Rights Pulse** https://www.humanrightspulse.com/mastercontentblog/too-little-too-late-how-the-world-is-failing-xinjiangs-uyghur-muslims When the world is in the grip of a pandemic, it is perhaps inevitable that certain news stories fail to attract the same degree of public attention that they would in simpler times. This cannot be said for the apparent silence regarding the treatment of the Uyghur …

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The crisis the world is facing – no, not coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic isn’t the only crisis we are currently facing. Issues that were previously at the forefront of the news have since taken a backseat. We need to be reminded of the climate clock in Manhattan’s Union square, David Attenborough’s documentary warning us that we are in a crucial moment to act, or  the …

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Business Interruption Losses: A Win for Small Firms

When the UK first entered a national lockdown in March last year, some businesses that were forced to close submitted claims through their business interruption insurance policies for the loss of earnings suffered during the lockdown. However, many insurers refused to pay, prompting the FCA to take a test case of ’28 clauses in the …

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20 Positives to Take From 2020!

2020 can be characterised as the year where some terrible things happened. I’m talking about the Australian bushfires; the death Kobe Bryant and Chadwick Boseman; the police killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor (to name a few) sparking the Black Lives Matter protests; and the Beirut explosion just to name a few. …

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Small things that make a big difference

In the midst of the application window, there are certain non-negotiables which have to take place such as researching firms or gaining valuable experiences. However, there are smaller things which contribute to the wider success of an application, but could easily be forgotten. In this article, Blaise Nsenguwera talks about some of the small things …

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Prioritising your wellbeing during lockdown: Q&A with Linklaters

Life as an aspiring commercial lawyer can be challenging. Juggling everyday responsibilities, such as studying, working, and extra-curricular activities, alongside law firm applications, requires good time-management skills and resilience. Yet along the way, it becomes all too easy to neglect one’s most basic self-care rituals, such as sleeping, socialising and exercising. Prioritising mental and physical …

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The UK Immigration Bill: Delivering the ‘will’ of the British People?

With the Coronavirus pandemic taking centre stage on news headlines all around the world for the past 6 months, a hugely significant piece of legislation seems to have slipped off the national radar. That legislation is the hotly contested Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU withdrawal) Act 2020, colloquially termed the ‘Immigration Bill’. The Bill …

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