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12 May 2021

Immigration alert: In person right to work checks required again from 21 June 2021

Employers will be familiar with online and original document (manual) right to work checks.  Online right to work checks have been unaffected by the pandemic. Online right to work checks continue to be possible where for example the employee has a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP), status under the EU Settlement Scheme, a British National (Overseas) visa or a Skilled Worker visa as an EU citizen.

Immigration

Tim Richards

19 March 2021

KN Global Immigration Update – February and March 2021

Our latest global immigration update on key changes to the immigration rules in global jurisdictions includes Belgium, Ireland, Croatia, Singapore, China, the USA, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles and South Africa.

Immigration

Nicolas Rollason

29 January 2021

COVID-19 Fraud: An Emerging Risk For Companies - Will Hayes, Nicola Finnerty, Will Christopher & Eugenie Freeman write for PLC Magazine

Will HayesNicola Finnerty, Will Christopher & Eugenie Freeman have written for PLC magazine considering liability for fraud relating to COVID-19 and how companies should respond to this emerging risk. 

Criminal Litigation

Will Hayes

8 January 2021

News alert: Lockdown and other immigration updates

Further to our last alert of 10 December, we have an update in relation to new travel restrictions announced today, visa applications, changes to the coronavirus guidance and on EU citizens relying on a permanent residence document to naturalise as British citizens.  

Immigration

Nicolas Rollason

22 December 2020

HR calls for clarity on COVID vaccinations - Niki Southern quoted in HR Magazine

Niki Southern, Partner in our Employment Law team, was quoted in HR Magazine and Wired discussing the Covid-19 vaccines.

Employment

Nikola Southern

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Can you get out of or suspend a contract because of Coronavirus?

Alex Torpey covers the key things to look out for if you are relying on the Force Majeure clause.

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Overcoming the challenges of co-parenting for separated and divorced parents

Rachel Freeman, Partner in our Family Law team, addresses some issues that we are seeing arise for separated parents in the current crisis.

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Tech in Two Minutes - Episode 7 - The Coronavirus challenge for tech coworking spaces

Andrew Solomon speaks about the challenge for tech companies and coworking spaces during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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The legal basis for lockdown

Alun Milford, Partner in our Criminal Litigation team, provides an in-depth look at the legal basis behind the current lockdown.

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Managing your Migrant workforce in the COVID-19 crisis

On Friday 3 April, immigration partner and head of department, Nick Rollason, hosted a webinar looking at urgent issues employers are facing during the COVID-19 crisis and answered some of the key questions being raised.

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Furlough leave and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: key legal considerations for Employers

On Thursday 9 April, Andreas White, Partner in our Employment Law Team, delivered an overview of the scheme with a focus of the key legal issues for UK employers.

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Coronavirus and the perils of signing your Will

Will instructions have apparently risen by 30% since COVID-19 reached our shores. What effect does COVID-19 have on Will signings? James Ward and Diva Shah in our Private Client team blog.

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The juggling act of a single mother, home school teacher and head of a family team

Charlotte Bradley, Head of our Family Law Team, reflects on how the COVID-19 crisis has affected working parents like her.

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The future public inquiry into COVID-19

Calls for a public inquiry are continuing to mount and are likely to prove difficult to resist. In this blog, Sophie Kemp considers the framework for such inquiries, and the key issues likely to form the core of its terms of reference.

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