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Directors’ duties

Directors are having to take decisions at speed across an ever-increasing range of issues, whether related to health and safety or HR matters, on-going trading or company finances. Aside from the ever-present implications of COVID-19, one theme that links all of these decisions is the framework within which they are taken. Directors of all UK companies must comply with their statutory duties under the Companies Act 2006.

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.

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West Coast US firm Heller Ehrman is set to launch an office in London with three of its own partners, after failing to secure a UK merger. Heller talked to a number of small £10m-turnover firms, but did not find a fit for the practice areas and client sectors that it wanted to push in […]

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Heller swoops on PwC for global GC

West Coast firm Heller Ehrman has managed to hire ex-PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) global general counsel Lawrence Keeshan barely a week after its London launch. Keeshan will lead the firm’s international strategy from the firm’s San Francisco office and will sell its securities litigation practice overseas. Keeshan told The Lawyer: “There’s been an uptick in non-US companies […]

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