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Transcript: Rory Lynch examines the “cataclysmic” fallout of the Harry and Meghan interview

Appearing on Martin Stanford’s LBC programme this morning, Rory Lynch, a Senior Associate in Vardags’ Reputation and Privacy team, discussed the fallout of the interview between Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Oprah Winfrey. You can listen to the full segment by clicking this link and navigating to 24:50 and a full transcript is... Read More

Vardags embrace challenge of Cycle for Smart Works 2021

This week, from Monday 1st to Sunday the 8th, we are participating in the Cycle for Smart Works challenge. Smart Works is a charity dedicated to tackling long term unemployment among women. It provides both high quality interview clothes and training to unemployed women in need. With referrals from job centres, work programmes, prisons, care... Read More

Ayesha Vardag discusses her desire for flexible maternity leave having returned to work the day after giving birth

Ayesha Vardag expressed her desire for a more flexible approach to maternity leave in an article with Inews. She shared her personal experience of returning to work within weeks of giving birth to her first child at the age of 26. Even at the age of 50, when she gave birth for the fourth time, she chose not to take any maternity leave. She... Read More

Courts to remain open but virtual hearings considered default option

Following the re-imposition of a national lockdown on Monday, the government confirmed that the fulfilment of legal obligations, such as attending court, was included in the list of reasonable excuses for leaving the house. The government also confirmed that court buildings would remain open, a change from the March lockdown when over half of... Read More

Property in 2020: Buyer numbers jump 40% compared to 2019

According to figures released by property website Zoopla, 2020 marked a boom in the property market with both the total value of deals completed and the total number of buyers significantly outstripping their 2019 levels. By the end of the year, the total value of all British property deals will amount to £300 billion, a 26% increase... Read More

November saw house prices rise at fastest rate in over 4 years

According to research conducted by high-street bank Halifax, house prices increased at the fastest rate since June 2016 in the month of November. This continues a sustained trend of rapid increases, with the past five months seeing house prices rise by 6.5 per cent, the biggest increase over that timeframe since 2004. In November 2020,... Read More

Housing market set for pre-Christmas boom

According to a survey conducted by property website Zoopla, the housing market is set for a pre-Christmas spike as buyers try to complete deals before the end of the stamp duty holiday in March. The website published data showing that the number of property sales is far exceeding the rates recorded last year, with the total number of new... Read More

Chancellor pledges increase in justice spending to tackle court backlogs

As part of his Spending Review, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has pledged to increase justice spending to tackle the growing backlog of cases in the court system. Speaking in Parliament today, Sunak stated that the government will deliver a 3.3% real terms increase in funding annually. This constitutes an additional £145 million in core... Read More

Emma Gill discusses whether divorces can ever be amicable on BBC WM

Appearing on BBC West Midlands on Monday, Emma Gill, Head of Vardags Manchester, discussed whether it was possible to have an amicable divorce.  You can listen to the full interview by clicking the link below. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/live:bbc_wm  Read More

What next for Johnny Depp?

After weeks of speculation, Mr Justice Nicol has handed down his judgement: Johnny Depp has lost his libel claim against the publishers of the Sun newspaper for labelling him a wife-beater. The court held that, on the balance of probabilities, the Sun had proved the substantial truth of their allegations against Mr Depp. The case, which... Read More
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