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ECJ makes landmark ruling on redundancy law in Slater & Gordon Woolworths case

30-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has effectively overthrown a landmark win for Slater & Gordon over the compensation claims for staff of collapsed retail giants such as Woolworths and Ethel Austin.

London

DWF’s Norman quits to join Bevan Brittan employment litigation practice

20-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Bevan Brittan has recruited DWF employment partner Ashley Norman to head its Birmingham employment team.

Paris

Fieldfisher faces €120,000 unfair dismissal claim from Paris secretary

17-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Fieldfisher is facing a €120,000 (£86,000) unfair dismissal claim brought by a former secretary in its Paris office, who claims that she was assaulted by the firm’s office managing partner on the day of her dismissal.

Amsterdam

Linklaters' former Dutch employment head quits to launch boutique

8-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The former head of Linklaters’ Amsterdam employment and pensions team, Martijn van Broeckhuijsen, has launched his own firm in a continuation of the trend for boutiques in the Netherlands.

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Bird & Bird Asia departures mount as Beijing employment partner defects to Covington

26-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Covington & Burling has hired Bird & Bird partner Grace Chen to join its international employment practice based in Beijing.

BBC

Slater & Gordon on Top Gear client: “This last month has been a nightmare”

25-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Slater & Gordon’s Paul Daniels has described the month following the ‘fracas’ between Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon and presenter Jeremy Clarkson as a “nightmare” for Tymon.

Asda

Asda drafts in HSF and Falconer alongside Pinsents to defend mammoth equal pay claim

23-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Lord Falconer are the latest names to be added to the roster of lawyers defending Asda against an equal pay claim brought by thousands of female employees.

Fieldfisher

Looking to Europe: A closer look at Fieldfisher's flurry of lateral hires

4-Feb-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Fieldfisher has cast a wide net to snare lateral hires in Europe, but what is its strategy on the continent?

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Demystifying e-discovery: the art of the possible

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Given the growth in the amount of data businesses create and store, it’s a good point in time to determine how companies and law firms are working with eDiscovery and computer forensics.

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Employment – Winning the peace

19-May-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Employment lawyers are shifting their focus to non-contentious areas as the coalition promotes conciliation

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Why a lawyer will never win The Apprentice

7-Jan-2015

The latest series The Apprentice caused the usual controversy - with limited success for the legal candidates.

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Is the profession ready for role reversals?

18-Aug-2014

Male lawyers should consider embarking on a new parental journey.

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Auto-enrolment for LLPs: not all plain sailing

8-Aug-2014

When it comes to LLPs, all is still not clear over auto-enrolment.

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