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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.


Fladgate restructuring chief joins BLG

Fladgate restructuring chief Rupert Connell is to leave the firm to join Barlow Lyde and Gilbert (BLG). Connell has headed Fladgate’s corporate restructuring team since 2000 after joining the firm from Hobson Audley Hopkins & Wood (now Faegre & Benson). He will join BLG’s corporate team as a partner working under head of the restructuring […]

Hardwicke study calls on sets, Bar Council to hike direct access

Direct access to the bar has increased by 150 per cent in the past two years, but more needs to be done by the Bar Council and chambers, a new report claims. Direct access to the bar has increased by 150 per cent in the past two years, but more needs to be done by […]


MoJ names first HMCS chief executive

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has appointed its first chief executive for Her Majesty’s Courts Service (HMCS) since it announced the new court structure in January. HMCS North West regional director Chris Mayer is the new chief executive. She succeeds Sir Ronald De Witt, who held the post for four years. A new structure for […]

Cox takes over as Herbert Smith real estate chief

Herbert Smith has appointed Ian Cox to the role of head of real estate. Iain Rothnie, the incumbent, will stand down on 1 July after two and a half years in the post. Rothnie will now focus on developing the practice internationally and building up links with sovereign wealth funds. Rothnie, who was previously executive […]


Pakistan law defender scoops Editor’s Award

The Lawyer Editor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement has been won by Hina Jiliani, Pakistan’s most high-profile campaigner for rule of law and victims of violence. The LawyerEditor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement was won last night by Hina Jiliani, Pakistan’s most high-profile campaigner for the victims of domestic, fundamentalist and feudalistic violence. The trophy, presented by […]

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