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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.

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Insuring the client is offered the best options

The legal profession and legal expenses insurers need to work together to find the most cost-effective ways of providing access to justice for all, argues Bob Gordon. Bob Gordon is director of Greystoke Legal Services, which provides LawAssist. Amidst the learned debate and emotive headlines following Lord Irvine’s speech on legal aid reform, I suspect […]

In brief: Maddie Mogford swaps Crockers for DAC

Defamation specialist Maddie Mogford has left niche IP/media firm Crockers Oswald Hickson to join Davies Arnold Cooper’s intellectual property and media group as a defamation partner.

Cross-border restitution claims stand alone, says House of Lords

Jonathan Tecks is a barrister with Littman Chambers and Tom Coates is a partner with Lewis Silkin. Jonathan Tecks and Tom Coates discuss a case that has, for a while at least, settled the question of where a restitutionary claim should be heard. A recent case has for the moment decided the issue of domestic […]

SALI claims Pru backing for drive into Euro market

Following its acquisition as part of the Prudential takeover, Scottish Amicable International (SALI) is gearing up for a renewed assault on the European market next year, according to SALI chief executive Clive Cowdery. “The Pru is backing our expansion plans in Germany and has given us an assurance that once other strategic matters are resolved, […]

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