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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. […]


In good company

With the introduction of the Companies Act 2006, Northern Ireland is experiencing company law reform on an equal footing with the rest of the UK for the very first time. Richard Gray reports Along with the rest of the UK, company law in Northern Ireland is currently undergoing a significant overhaul with the introduction in […]

Pillsbury left reeling as City corporate ace joins TwoBirds

US firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has been left with just one full-time partner in its London office after a raid by Bird & Bird. The UK firm has hired corporate partner Simon Fielder, who has a practice focused on AIM and corporate work for clients in the technology industry. Fielder said: “I was really […]

Firm in focus: Denton Wilde Sapte

Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) is increasing its secondments to the Middle East following the firm’s rapid expansion in the region. As revealed in this edition of The Lawyer (page 7), DWS chairman James Dallas is moving to the Dubai office to head the energy and infrastructure practice group. The firm currently has four secondees in […]

Tavernier retirement sparks Gide shake-up

Gerard Tavernier, the legendary senior partner of France’s largest independent law firm Gide Loyrette Nouel, is set to retire from the firm in December. Tavernier hands over the reins to Pierre Raoul-Duval, who was elected unopposed after the partnership decided he was the obvious choice to succeed Tavernier. Tavernier said: “Pierre has played a major […]


City firms show caution over rushing into liberalised Indian market…

UK firms are firming up their plans for entering the Indian market after Indian law minister Hans Raj Bhardwaj’s announcement that the country’s legal market is to open. As first revealed on www.the (25 September), Bhardwaj said India will allow foreign firms to establish offices offering only foreign law capabilities, although a timetable for […]

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