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Fieldfisher hit with €28k damages after tribunal rules it unfairly dismissed Paris secretary

24-Nov-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Fieldfisher has been ordered to pay damages and costs totalling €28,454 (£20,000) after a Paris employment tribunal found it had unfairly dismissed a secretary from its office in the French capital.


Bakers launches South Africa employment practice with Cliffe Dekker hire

12-Nov-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Baker & McKenzie has launched a South African employment practice with the hire of Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr’s director of employment, Johan Botes.


Pearson kicks off additional panel search for UK employment work

10-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Pearson is gearing up to appoint up to five firms to its new labour and employment panel, as it looks to finalise its first UK legal roster by the end of the year. 


Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr beefs up finance offering with Norton Rose Fulbright hires

22-Oct-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, DLA Piper’s former South African ally, has added six new partners in its finance and employment teams including three banking directors from Norton Rose Fulbright.

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Littler opens in Europe with German employment boutique bolt-on

5-Oct-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

US employment giant Littler Mendelson has acquired German employment boutique Vangard as its first foothold in Europe.

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Dentons opens in Italy with 21-lawyer team from DLA and employment boutique

5-Oct-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Dentons has opened its first office in Italy with the hire of 21 lawyers, eight of whom have joined from DLA Piper.

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Bird & Bird adds Asia employment partner in London

1-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Bird & Bird has appointed former DLA Piper Asia Pacific and London head of employment Pattie Walsh as a partner in London.


GMB hires Leigh Day for employment action against Uber

29-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Transport workers’ union the GMB has instructed Leigh Day to bring an employment claim against taxi-booking service Uber, arguing that it is in breach of a duty to provide drivers with basic employment rights.

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Layoffs notification case: directors acquitted download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 30-Nov-2015

2015 has seen two separate prosecutions instigated for alleged failure to notify the Secretary of State of proposed collective redundancies – the City Link and USC cases.

Employment update, Nov 2015: Botox your CV; HR1 crime charges; and more download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 30-Nov-2015

WLG’s employment & equalities experts bring you the latest developments that may affect your business – what they are, and what you can do about them. 

Employment: Jose Mourinho and paying for your mistakes download subscription

Bates Wells Braithwaite 30-Nov-2015

Make sure you have written policies relating to discrimination and harassment in place

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LMI analysis – Company in the spotlight: Wm Morrison


Morrisons is the fourth-largest supermarket chain in the UK and is a wholly domestic-focused retailer, although the company has a number of subsidiaries outside the UK as part of its supply chain.


Star legal writers: Employment


Substance misuse in the workplace, female board representation and the UK pension reforms are all discussed in this week’s top briefings coverage from the employment sector


Star legal writers in the employment sector


This week’s most-read briefings writers from are drawn from the employment sector. 

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Why a lawyer will never win The Apprentice


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

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