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On-demand webinar: Employee engagement and future HR trends Q&A webinar discussion

Andrew Rayment and Charlotte Smith (both Employment) presented a live Q&A webinar discussion on ‘Employee engagement and future HR trends’. Walker Morris employment lawyers were joined by Lisa Rowlinson-Brown, People Director at Symington’s, Steve Joyce, HR Director at Airedale International Air Conditioning and Catherine de la Poer, Leadership Developer at Halcyon Coaching.

Keeping expert evidence secret at an inquest

There has rightly been increasing emphasis since the Mid Staffs inquiry and other high media profile investigations, such as Hillsborough, on the responsibility of public bodies to be open and candid in all of their dealings with the Coroner.

Nautica Marine Limited v Trafigura Trading (The Leonidas)

On 28 July 2020 Foxton J handed down judgment in this important case concerning the effect of “subjects” in commercial negotiations, which contains a number of significant points of interest to those negotiating contracts, particularly in the charter market.

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The Lawyer Awards shortlist 2019: the in-housers in the running for GC of the Year

General counsel of the year has become a particularly competitive field at The Lawyer Awards, in association with Travelers. Each of the finalists has made enormous impact in their work. Mohaimin Chowdhury, general counsel and company secretary of Gatehouse Bank, has been involved in the transformation of the Shariah-compliant bank’s activities in the last 18 […]

City M&A heavyweights take the lead on Legoland’s £4.8bn Merlin deal

Clifford Chance, Slaughter and May, Kirkland & Ellis, Latham & Watkins and Ashurst are acting on the £4.8bn acquisition of Merlin Entertainments by a private equity consortium. The mega deal sees the five firms rally on the take private, which sees Merlin snapped up by a consortium made up of KIRKBI, the investment vehicle of […]

BPP Law School goes up for sale again

BPP Law School has been put up for sale by its parent company, it is being reported. Founded in 1992, it was acquired by Apollo Global for £368m in 2009. Apollo has kept hold of it for the past decade, taking it through a period of radical change in which BPP eventually secured university status, […]

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Macfarlanes and Linklaters become latest firms to go to £100,000 for NQs

Linklaters has raised its newly-qualified (NQ) solicitor salary to £100,000, the final magic circle firm to do so. The base salary is somewhere below this mark, with a discretionary performance bonus making the “total cash payable” £100,000, though the firm obscures matters somewhat by stating that “top NQ performers [will receive] above this.” Freshfields Bruckhaus […]

No5 Barristers appointed to List of Specialist Regulatory Advocates in Health & Safety and Environmental Law

No5 Barristers’ Chambers is pleased to announce the strengthening of its list of Specialist Regulatory Advocates undertaking regulatory prosecutions in fields that include Health and Safety (HSE), Natural Resource Wales (NRW), The Environment Agency (EA), The Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR). Bernard Thorogood, Ian Bridge and Adam Farrer who have been long standing […]

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