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Microplastics: under the sea

Microplastics

The seminal 2018 report done by researchers at the University of Manchester revealed that the UK’s rivers are heavily contaminated with microplastics, which are very small pieces of plastic debris including microbeads, microfibres and plastic fragments which enter river systems from sources like industrial waste, storm water drains and domestic wastewater. However, recent research shows …

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Legal update: insolvency and furloughed employees

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The financial distress caused by Covid-19 has led several companies into administration including Debenhams, Laura Ashley, Oasis and Warehouse, BrightHouse and Carluccio’s.  The government’s furlough scheme was one of the lifelines extended to help such companies stay afloat and avoid going bust. However, use of the government’s novel furlough scheme by companies entering into administration …

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COVID-19 : More trouble for the retail sector?

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The UK government introduced various measures to financially support companies that are struggling due to COVID-19. One of the measures is the three-month moratorium (ban) on tenant eviction for non-payment of rent. The government has also provided £330bn worth of loans to support businesses and encourage borrowing during this difficult time. However, we’ve seen several …

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New Legal Tech: Crime QHR App

Good news for criminal lawyers coming from the latest tech development! Sam Willis, barrister at 5King’s Bench Walk has developed the Crime QRH (Quick Reference Handbook) App, a guide to allcriminal offences in England and Wales. This app is essentially a database providing key details about all criminal offences, from homicide tomoney laundering and to …

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