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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.


In brief: Dundas & Wilson tucks into receiver work

Dundas & Wilson has been appointed to act on behalf of the joint receivers of the three companies in the Capital Foods Group. Capital Foods operates more than 60 shops in Scotland, employing over 500 staff. The case will be handled by Dundas’ new partners Graeme Henry and Michael Hughes, who are involved in developing […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 25/06/96

Termination of the contract of a futures market trader Degeld Options v Sulim Malook (1996). QBD (Popplewell J) 13/6/96. Summary: Claims by a company trading on London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (Liffe) against one of its traders and counterclaim by the trader for commission alleged to be due on the termination of his […]

Local govt body sits on the fence

Helen Sage reports The Local government lawyers’ group will not be endorsing any single candidate in the coming presidential elections but has urged the Law Society to salvage its public reputation after the elections. Peter Urwin, chair of the society’s local government group, said its executive had deliberated over which candidate to back but decided […]


The Lawyer Inquiry: Matthew Joynes

Matthew Joynes was born in Kent on 6 November 1967. He now lives in London and is company lawyer at publishers Northern and Shell. What was your first job? Ice cream salesman. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? £3,000. What would you have done if you hadn’t become a lawyer? Something artistic, […]


Freshfields acted for Scottish Provident which recently let Avon House in Waterside Park Bracknell to CW Lease UK, part of ING Group. CW was advised by Fox Williams.

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