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October 2020

Learning the lessons: How to train teachers in a global pandemic
Thousands have embarked on new teaching careers after attending British Council courses. Trainer Declan Cooley outlines the move to online instruction. Plus: Lugano update from Farrer & Co law partner Hendrik Puschmann.

September 2020

The riddle of Brexit, Lugano Day and an "Italian torpedo"
Brexit risks leaving British businesses in legal limbo over enforcing cross-border compensation claims in commercial courts. Will the UK's bid to stay part of another continental accord succeed or fail? The EU's verdict is imminent.
July 2020

The Covid-19 'double whammy' facing UK foreign students
International undergrads risk losing property left in dorms as Covid-19 struck, plus future rent guarantee woes. Ex-Uni boss John Simons and lawyer Nicola Fairburn reflect on a dilemma for managers, students and families.

June 2020

The unfolding crisis for the UK's English summer schools
Business acquisitions consultant James Dixey and summer school director Harry Hortyn describe how Covid-19 has wreaked havoc on a £1.4bn industry, and what owners need to do to survive and attract students in the future.
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