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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.


Fulbright benefits from another BLG partner exit

Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) has been raided by US firm Fulbright & Jaworski, losing the head of its financial services regulatory team Chris Warren-Smith. Warren-Smith is the latest in a line of big-hitting partners to leave BLG this summer. In the past six weeks aviation boutique Gates and Partners poached BLG’s Singapore boss David […]


Revealed: CC pays out in sexual orientation claim

Clifford Chancehas been struck by what is thought to be the first UK discrimination claim against a law firm on the grounds of sexual orientation. Former competition partner Michael Bryceland hit the magic circle firm in November with the claim, which has now been settled for an undisclosed amount. The claim never made it to […]

Mayer Brown drops Rowe & Maw in rebrand

Transatlantic giant Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw has become the latest firm to opt for an abbreviated name, rebranding as the shortened Mayer Brown. The rename, effective from 1 September, is to reflect how the firm is commonly referred to by both the market and the firm’s own staff. In a statement, chairman James Holzhauer […]

Strike partner

Here’s the exclusive picture of Carlos Tevez signing for Manchester firm Brabners Chaffe Street after a long legal battle. Sports head Maurice Watkins is on his right with Manchester United FC CEO David Gill to his left. Taking up the rear are Tevez’s agent and Brabners partner Matthew Bennett. Tevez’s practice focuses on sport litigation, […]

Mayer Brown suffers as A&O ramps up New York

Allen & Overy has further ramped up its New York office with the hire of two partners from Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw. Mark Wojciechowski will join the firm as partner and head of North American leveraged finance, accompanied by fellow leveraged finance partner Andrew Mattei. A&O’ global banking head Mike Duncan said: “The leveraged […]

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