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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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Allen & Overy’s former CEO of Peerpoint, Richard Punt, is joining Thomson Reuters in a new leadership role, The Lawyer has learned. Punt will serve as chief strategy officer of the financial information services behemoth, a role that was left vacant following Brian Scanlon’s departure from the company. The appointment comes as Thomson Reuters embarked […]

Departing Taylor Wessing partner leads on Monzo’s latest funding round

Taylor Wessing has advised Monzo in a funding round that sees the digital bank’s value hitting the £2bn milestone. The round marks one of the last deals closed by Taylor Wessing’s lead partner Adrian Rainey ahead of his departure to Goodwin Procter, which was reported by The Lawyer early this week. The move is part […]

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