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A word about sustainability

It is perhaps better to consider Sustainability in business as a continuum. What does this mean?

Business and HR professionals must avoid getting things wrong when they are right

By Nick McEwen The coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic crisis has brought with it the inevitable consequence of high levels of redundancies as organisation after organisation struggles to survive in the current economic climate. When a business finds itself in the unenviable position of having to make some of their employees redundant, HR professionals […]

Brexit: The final countdown to secure your workforce

By Tijen Ahmet In just 11 weeks, the UK is set to leave the EU, meaning now is the time for businesses to make any final preparations. On 31 December 2020, free movement will come to an end: a cause for concern for sectors such as construction, hospitality and leisure that rely on EU migrant […]

Why metadata matters in ediscovery

Metadata is data that summarizes other data. Every file saved on a computer includes some basic information about the file, enabling the computer’s operating system to be able to deal with it. The application in use (e.g., Microsoft Word) creates this behind-the-scenes information describing the information contained on a webpage, email, document, or electronic file. […]


Jane Rogers, Ropes & Gray

Rogers,Jane – Ropes & Gray

Last year, finance co-chair Jane Rogers became one of the most influential members of Ropes & Gray’s London office when she was appointed to the firm’s global policy committee. Rogers is one of three women serving on the board. As well as that, she is the first London-based partner to be one of the firm’s […]

Karon Monaghan QC, Matrix Chambers

Monaghan QC, Karon – Matrix

Matrix Chambers’ Karon Monaghan QC had a career-defining 2017. Her first standout case was for major client Unison against the Government in its four-year battle over Employment Tribunal fees.  Having witnessed a 70 per cent drop in the average number of claims since the fees were introduced in 2013 Monaghan and her team at Matrix, […]

Ingrid York, partner, White & Case, derivatives head, Hot 100

York, Ingrid – White & Case

It has been a year for firsts for White & Case partner Ingrid York in 2017, who became head of the firm’s derivatives team and structured finance group back in January. York qualified in England, New York and New South Wales. In 2017 she took the lead on a novel “green capital note” deal for […]

Emma Danks, partner, Taylor Wessing

Danks, Emma – Taylor Wessing

Emma Danks, who joined Taylor Wessing as a partner in 2010, may be one of the firm’s most successful ever laterals – a firm reason for including her in The Lawyer Hot 100 2018. And 2017 was quite a year for the Taylor Wessing corporate partner. She was appointed head of private equity, making her […]

Chris Sullivan, Clifford Chance

Sullivan, Chris – Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance corporate partner Chris Sullivan has had a bumper first year as a magic circle partner. Sullivan’s professional relationship with Clifford Chance heavyweight Jonny Myers has helped to close upwards of £10bn worth of deals for some of the firm’s core private equity clients. In particular, Sullivan’s relationship with the private equity firm Cinven […]

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