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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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Partnership practitioners band together

A NEW multi-disciplinary association of advisers on partnership law and practice is to be launched in March to press for reform of partnership law. The launch comes at a time when the Law Commission is at the early stages of a review of the law, which many experts consider out of date. The Association of […]

Lovells poaches Cheffings to boost property litigation

Lovell White Durrant has launched a fresh attempt to kick-start its property litigation business by head-hunting a leader in the field – Nicholas Cheffings from rival Nabarro Nathanson. Cheffings will join Lovells in January as head of property litigation, leapfrogging the firm’s only other property litigation partner, Anne Waltham. Cheffings will replace the highly rated […]

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A legal system fit for the 21st century

Susan Ward says it is time to throw out outdated restrictive practices in the legal profession in order to improve the supply of affordable legal services. Susan Ward is general counsel to the banking body APACS and chair of the Bar Association for Commerce, Finance and Industry. With each fresh revelation about the enormous earnings […]

Shearmans recruits from afar

ALMOST half of this year’s partnership appointments by US firm Shearman & Sterling were lawyers practising in the firm’s offices outside the US. Last week, the firm announced 15 new partners, six of whom were based in European offices. In London, UK lawyer Rupert Walker, hired in 1996, was made a partner. Meanwhile, in Paris […]

Campbells signs Resolution to revamp its IT system

LONDON firm Campbell Hooper has signed a £250,000 contract with practice management supplier Resolution Systems for a total overhaul of its cabling system and software. Resolution is updating the IT infrastructure at Campbells by installing a cabling system designed to cope with voice and data requirements. The £250,000 contract includes the cost for the installation […]

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