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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. […]


Private equity: who refers to you in a conflict?

It’s taken months of battling through the secretive private equity industry, but today The Lawyer reveals the results of its in-depth review of this intriguing sector for law firms. Covering deals and fundraising, the report unveils the influential private-practice and in-house names in the market and profiles 35 in-house teams including those of Blackstone, Cinven, […]

Health Alert — 22 July 2013

The 22 July 2013 issue of DLA Piper’s Health Alert is available now. If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the DLA Piper briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.

Kieran Toal joins Shoosmiths’ corporate team in Manchester

Kieran Toal has been appointed as a partner in Shoosmiths’ corporate team in Manchester. Toal, who has strong links with north-west private equity houses and corporate finance advisers, will help to pursue new clients and instructions. He joins the firm — having spent the previous 10 years in the corporate team at Addleshaw Goddard — to work […]

Crackdown on delaying tactics from pharmaceutical companies

Over the past few years, the European Commission has been investigating perceived anti-competitive practices in the pharmaceuticals sector. The commission launched an inquiry into the sector in January 2008, publishing its final report in July 2009. The final report found that the market was not functioning as it should be and that these deficiencies could […]

InTechnology hires Irwin Mitchell head of operations Gary Thomas

InTechnology, which provides managed data and hosting services to a national portfolio of law firms, has appointed Gary Thomas as its new Client Account Manager. Gary, who has over 20 years’ IT experience mainly within the legal sector, joins the company from Irwin Mitchell where he was Head of IT Operations. Here, he had both […]

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