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Predatory marriage conference

Earlier this month, The Institute for Policy and Engagement at the University of Nottingham ran an in-depth virtual conference discussing the need for action on the issues surrounding predatory marriage.

Simplify legal holds with Everlaw

Are you still manually tracking your legal holds with spreadsheets, emails and notices written from scratch? To boost accuracy, efficiency and compliance, you might want to consider automating your legal hold process.

Update on EI for vaccine refusal

There have been clear indications that the Government of Canada does not want the Employment Insurance (EI) system to subsidize individuals who are terminated or put on leave due to a refusal to be vaccinated without medical or other valid reasons.


News Corp appoints European legal chief

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation has transferred one of its most senior lawyers from New York to London to take on the role of European and Asian legal chief. News Corp appointed Jeffrey Palker to the role of senior vice-president, business and legal affairs, Europe and Asia today (27 August). Palker will report to the chief […]

Knowles seeks new term as DLA chief

DLA Piper chief executive Nigel Knowles is bidding to extend his leadership of the firm until 2012 and will stand for re-election at the end of the year. Knowles’s term as joint chief executive is due to end in December, when his re-election will be put to a partner vote. It is understood that Knowles, […]

BLP hires Barclays banker for finance push

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is looking to bulk up its finance client list with the hire of former Barclays banker Peter Harvey as a consultant. Harvey, who was previously vice-chair of UK banking at Barclays, is to take up the part-time position for an indefinite period on 1 October. He will work with head of […]

Go East

Go East29-August-2008Unless you’ve spent 2008 working in a box in the stationary cupboard, you’ll have noticed that firms are banking on emerging markets to get them through the credit crunch – key among those markets is the Middle East. Unless you’ve spent 2008 working in a box in the stationary cupboard, you’ll have noticed that […]

Heller Ehrman in merger talks with Mayer Brown

US firm Heller Ehrman is understood to be in talks with Mayer Brown, just two weeks after the collapse of Heller’s talks with Baker & McKenzie. London-based global vice chairman Paul Maher refused to confirm or deny the tie-up, adding: “We don’t comment on rumours or speculation.” San Francisco, California-headquartered Heller has been at the […]

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