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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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Mediation: the next frontier?

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Davenport comes good for Private Eye in Irwin Mitchell privacy battle

DAVENPORT Lyons has won a Court of Appeal victory for satirical magazine Private Eye against Irwin Mitchell that could result in complaints made against law firms being made available to the public. Irwin Mitchell instructed Carter Ruck to seek a ruling that would prevent Private Eye from publishing details of a complaint made against the […]

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Ashurst revenues down by 7 per cent

Ashurst has reported a seven per cent drop in global revenues for the 2008-09 financial year. The silver circle firm announced total revenue of £301m, which is down from £323m at the end of the 2007-08 financial year. While the firm is yet to announce its average profit per equity partner (PEP) figure, managing partner […]

Ex-Latham Middle East chief returns to Vinson

LATHAM & Watkins partner Rindala Beydoun has moved back to the Dubai office of her former firm Vinson & Elkins after less than a year, having been stripped of the Latham Middle East managing partner role. Jeff Eldredge, international coordinator for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Vinson, described Beydoun as “a high-calibre, trilingual M&A lawyer” and said […]

Former BA legal chief joins Brick Court as door tenant

British Airways (BA) former general counsel Robert Webb QC has joined Brick Court Chambers as a door tenant two months after standing down from his in-house role. As revealed by The Lawyer, Webb stood down from his position at BA at the end of March after 11 years with the airline (16 March). Prior to […]

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