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Sleep-in shifts not counted towards National Minimum Wage

Last week the Supreme Court decided to dismiss the latest appeal in the Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake case and confirmed that time spent sleeping on site during a sleep-in shift will not count towards a care worker’s National Minimum Wage (NMW).

ESG in the social housing sector

In this podcast, Debra Cooper, Banking & Finance partner at Shoosmiths, chats with Marcos Navarro, a Director and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Lead on the Housing Finance Team at NatWest, about their commitment to the social housing sector and why ESG is so important to them.

COVID-19 twelve months on in the workplace

This podcast reflects on and discusses some of the measures currently being considered by employers to keep their workplaces safe twelve months on from the start of the pandemic.

Investing in women

The webinar brought together our various communities to discuss the progress combatting the disparities that exist between female and male entrepreneurs, making entrepreneurship more accessible to women, increasing funding access for women to start and grow businesses as well as addressing broader societal issues and unconscious bias that have created barriers for women generally.



Wilsons transfers Bristol office to Michelmores

Wilsons is to offload its Bristol office to Michelmores following a protracted legal spat with two partners at the base. The deal will see Michelmores enter the top 100 UK firms by turnover, with an additional £3m expected to bring its turnover figure to £25m by the end of 2012/13. The firm will acquire partners […]

Alexander Griffith

DLA and Squire Sanders Leeds team lead on financing by GE and Ares

DLA Piper and a UK team from Squire Sanders landed roles on a deal by GE Capital and Ares Capital Europe to provide unitranche debt facilities to Callcredit Information Group. This is the first deal from GE and Ares’ joint venture for unitranche funding in Europe, to which the companies have committed €1.75bn. In this […]

Derek Baird

English heritage

The latest instalment in a small but significant trend slotted into place recently when Allen & Overy (A&O) private equity specialist Derek Baird upped sticks for the London office of elite US firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. At the start of this year fellow US firm Davis Polk & Wardwell made waves when it launched […]

Battersea Power Station

Norton Rose names new construction head as incumbent retires

Norton Rose has appointed London partner Donald Warnock as head of its construction and engineering practice following the retirement of longstanding group chief Christopher Hill. Hill, a City-based real estate partner, left the firm last month after over 20 years in the practice and will not be joining another law firm. He has been replaced […]

Michael Webster

US employment firm Ogletree Deakins to open in London and Berlin

US employment firm Ogletree Deakins is set to enter the European market with office launches in London and Berlin before the end of the year. The firm has hired Webster Dixon co-founder Michael Webster as managing partner of the London base. He will take all his contentious work to the new firm. In Germany, meanwhile, […]

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