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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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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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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Trump’s Litigation Battle

The news that Joe Biden has already won the election despite some states not officially calling the result, cause angst among Republicans who still hope that the remaining few votes will swing to Trump. Elsewhere in the country, and on Donald Trump’s official twitter, the Republican campaign are threatening to sue the process for fraud …

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The US Justice Department Takes on Google

On Tuesday, the US Justice Department commenced legal action against Google, accusing it of illegal anticompetitive practices. This move reflects increasing frustration on both sides of the political spectrum in the United States about the power and influence in so-called ‘Big Tech’, particularly Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. The Lawsuit The Justice Department is bringing …

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What does the new ‘tier’ system mean for the hospitality industry?

There seems to be a recurring theme of economic struggle in several posts to The Legal Line Up blog, and a key industry yet to be analysed is the hospitality sector. Whilst I would love to write this piece about how the hospitality industry is booming and employment is higher than ever, the COVID-19 pandemic …

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US Law firms: Insights from a Future Trainee

For this week's article, The Legal Line Up team spoke with Future Trainee Solicitor Joe Mallet about the so-called 'US Law firms'. Joe breaks down who these firms are and what attracted him to them, as well as offering insight into the various benefits of training at US Law firms. Thanks to Joe for sharing …

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