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We are delighted to announce that we have formed an association with Turkish law firm, Baysal & Demir. The two firms share a number of global and London Market clients and have worked together on several matters.
Recent amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) are relevant for medical practices that engage casual staff. Casual workers receive a 25 per cent loading on top of their ordinary hourly rate. This has traditionally been intended to compensate them for not having some statutory entitlements of a full-time or part-time employee, such as paid annual and personal leave.
Kennedys has continued its growth in the Middle East with the opening of a new office in Muscat, in the Sultanate of Oman. This office opening is in response to client demand for a presence in Oman, and sees Kennedys become the only international insurance-focused law firm in the country.
This year’s Queen’s Speech outlined the UK Government’s plan to 'level up' opportunities across all parts of the UK, supporting jobs, businesses and economic growth, and addressing the impact of the pandemic on public services.
The recent mandatory quarantining of large blocks of people across Hong Kong has caused a significant amount of anxiety in the local community. Both employers and employees are affected by mandatory quarantine orders (MQOs) and often have little or no time to prepare before these bite.
Kennedys has promoted ten lawyers to its partnership. Four of those promoted are based in the UK, with six in the US. Kennedys’ worldwide partner count is now 280.
Kennedys has today announced the latest phase of its expansion with the launch of a new office in Perth, Australia. It is the firm’s 43rd office and second new office opening so far this year.
Kennedys has relocated its Manchester team to new premises in the city following further expansion in the team. Kennedys opened in Manchester in October 2008 with a team of 12 and in October 2016 the team moved to larger premises in The Tootal buildings.
Congratulations to the 12 Kennedys lawyers that have been recognised in the Best Lawyers in Australia 2022 edition, with our lawyers achieving 15 individual recognitions in total.
On 24 December 2020, the UK and the EU signed the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement which took effect on 1 January 2021. Whilst the Trade Agreement is wide-reaching and covers many areas, this article specifically addresses the implications of this agreement on UK employment law.