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COVID-19 legal update - Your workforce: Could workers who can work from home (and their employers) break the law by returning to the workplace too soon?

By Kelly Thomson on 25/05/2020

The government has stated that that those who can work from home should do so and those who cannot should go to work. Is it an offence to go to the place of work when it is possible to work from home?

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7 elements to consider when using technology to work from home

By Steve Bynghall on 28/04/2020

The coronavirus crisis means working from home is something that has been thrust upon us and has presented a number of challenges for organisations, teams and individuals.

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The work of government lawyers

By Anthony Inglese on 07/04/2020

Those who are involved in recruitment to government legal departments know that it is not an empty slogan to say that the work is unique, that it is of national and international importance and that it is regularly in the news. Never more so than the present.

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Signing documents during Covid-19

By Neil Brown on 19/03/2020

This blog gives some practical advice on how to sign documents during the Covid-19 restrictions, including where signatories and others are working from home without access to usual printing and scanning facilities.

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Dominant purpose test extends to legal advice privilege

By Joe Cresswell on 13/02/2020

The Court of Appeal has held that legal advice privilege will apply to communications only if seeking or giving legal advice is their dominant purpose.

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Reflections of an in-house lawyer - Anthony Inglese

By Anthony Inglese on 21/11/2019

We interviewed Anthony Inglese recently on his successful in-house career. Anthony was the head of legal in government, including at the Ministry of Defence, the Business department and, most recently, HM Revenue & Customs

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How to become a good General Counsel

By Bruce Macmillan on 03/09/2019

This viewpoint is part three of a series that charts a typical path through an in-house career from a skills and behaviours perspective.

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An innocent party is entitled to damages, even though performance of the contract is impossible

By Eliot Henderson on 28/08/2019

The Court of Appeal considered the proper interpretation of exceptions or force majeure clauses and provided guidance on the correct application of the compensatory principle of damages in Classic Maritime v Limbungan.(1)

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Just moved in-house?

By Bruce Macmillan on 27/08/2019

This viewpoint is part two of a series that charts a typical path through an in-house career from a skills and behaviours perspective.

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Make the most of a mediation - 10 Top Tips

By Emma West on 20/08/2019

Preparation for a mediation is key - you get out what you put in. 10 top tips for making the most out of the mediation process to successfully settle your dispute.

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