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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. […]


DAC secures ninety per cent payment of legal fees for Independent Insurance policyholders

The policyholders of collapsed insurer Independent Insurance are inching towards an agreement over payment of their legal costs An agreement has been reached for private policyholders, but their corporate counterparts will have to sweat out a High Court test case to find out if they can recover the costs.The insurer went into provisional liquidation in […]

Smoking buddies

British American Tobacco’s Stephen Walzer is an expert in smoothing the way with the authorities, hardly surprising given his involvement in so many. Naomi Rovnick reports “Large corporations ignore Brussels at their peril,” booms Stephen Walzer when asked why British American Tobacco (BAT) has a separate legal division, headed by him, to concentrate solely on […]

Empty promises

Tulkinghorn remembers the days when law firms would tell his colleagues on the news desk absolutely nothing. “We are a partnership,” they would shout, every time an intrepid young reporter asked them about, well, anything at all really.Tulkinghorn understands that some regional law firms are still slightly behind the times in this respect. So how […]

Toth gets ready to join Dewey Ballantine from Weil Gotshal

Weil Gotshal & Manges is set to lose its German desk in London as corporate partner Geza Toth and a team of four associates plan a move to the London office of US firm Dewey Ballantine It is understood that Dewey Ballantine will vote tomorrow (21 May) on whether or not to take on the […]

CCR&W in last-gasp Brobeck turnaround

Clifford Chance Rogers & Wells (CCR&W) has abandoned plans to open an office in San Francisco and has pulled out of talks with the group of Brobeck Phleger & Harrison partners just hours before the CCR&W partners were due to vote on whether to take on the group.As first revealed on news, the deal […]

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