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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. […]

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Hot 100: James Thornton, ClientEarth

Five years ago US-born lawyer James Thornton (scroll down for video interview) set up ClientEarth, a not-for-profit environmental law organisation. The past year saw much of Thornton’s hard work pay off, with victories both in and out of court on major environmental issues around the world. ClientEarth now employs 60 full-time staff, with around two-thirds […]

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On 23 February 2013 the Law concerning regulation of competition will come into force in the UAE regulating specifically competition in the form of restrictive agreements, the abuse of dominant position and economic concentration. With significant new penalties now being imposed for the contravention of the Law, it must be a priority for businesses operating […]

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Hot 100: Lucie Cawood, Travers Smith

Last year (2012) marked an important milestone in Lucie Cawood’s professional and personal life. During the first half of the year, she was promoted to partner at Travers Smith before going on maternity leave shortly afterwards. Her promotion is a tribute to her skills in the private equity area and a reflection on her strong […]

SJ Berwin’s debt rose by over 300 per cent in last financial year, LLPs reveal

SJ Berwin’s net debt rose by 321 per cent between 2010/11 and 2011/12 on the back of a large tax bill caused by rising profitability. The firm’s LLP accounts, filed at Companies House on Tuesday (22 January), show that the firm’s net debt rose from £1.9m in 2010/11 to £8m in 2011/12, while debt due […]

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Clydes begins consultation with 10 support staff

Clyde & Co has become the latest firm to announce a redundancy consultation in 2013, with fewer than 10 support staff jobs at risk. The firm has put a number of support staff, understood to be fewer than 10, into redundancy consultation. Clydes has been reviewing its business services teams since its merger with Barlow […]

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