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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. […]

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Shearman loses partner in Germany – again

Shearman and Sterling has lost another partner in Germany, leaving its Munich office with just one partner. Tax partner Thomas Fox is to join Latham & Watkins in Munich soon, following the recent departure of tax partner Gottfried Breuninger and M&A partner Astrid Krüger to Allen & Overy (The Lawyer, 17 September). Shearman’s German co-managing […]

Toilets ducked

Tulkinghorn has noted that diversity has become a much bigger concern for law firms in recent years, and he is all for it as well. But some firms might have taken the idea and run with it too far. One of Tulkinghorn’s moles went to meet the good people at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo at the […]

Linklaters curtails client base to focus attention on major players

Linklaters curtails client base to focus attention on major players” />Linklaters is in the process of slashing its client base in an attempt to reduce conflicts and focus its ­business solely on large global entities. Managing partner Simon Davies, who is leading the project, carried out a similar exercise at the beginning of the decade […]

CC provides benefits to ousted US associates

Clifford Chance is to offer three months pay plus half of individual annual bonuses to the 20 associates it laid off in theUS last week. The bonus will be calculated on the basis of last year’s bonus structure. Associates have also been offered outplacement services with consultancy Lee Hecht Harrison. Unlike in the UK, where […]

Class action lobby dealt body blow as Irwin Mitchell loses vitamins appeal

Irwin Mitchell loses vitamins appeal” />Irwin Mitchell suffered a blow in the Court of Appeal last week in a case that could spell the end for US-style class actions in the UK. In ;2004 ;the ;firm embarked on a mission to bring the first multi-party action for damages. The case was brought against a series […]

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