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3 July 2020

KN Global Immigration Update - May and June 2020

Our May and June 2020 global immigration update provides key changes to immigration rules in global jurisdictions. In this month's issue we include the European Union, Belgium, Estonia, France, Lithuania, Japan,  South Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, China,  the USA, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Saudi Arabia and Mauritius.

Immigration

Nicolas Rollason

30 June 2020

Post-pandemic pay-cuts on the horizon bosses warn - Richard Fox quoted in HR Magazine

Richard Fox, Partner in our Employment Law team, was quoted in HR Magazine on 30 June 2020. Richard was commenting on the looming threat of pay-cuts and reduced working hours caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Employment

Richard Fox

26 June 2020

Immigration Update: Gradual reopening of UK visa centres

UK visa application centres around the world are gradually reopening after weeks of closure. We have produced a short Q&A below outlining the main changes to date.

Immigration

Kim Vowden

16 June 2020

City braces for spike in discrimination disputes from COVID-19 crisis - Adrian Crawford quoted in Financial News

Adrian Crawford, Partner in our Employment Law team, was quoted in Financial News on 15 June 2020.  Adrian was commenting on the rise in discrimination claims against city finance firms in the wake of COVID-19.

Employment

Adrian Crawford

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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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