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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.


DLA targets Aussie, Indian link-ups

Australian and Indian law firms have emerged as unlikely targets for DLA ahead of this Saturday’s (4 December) vote on the merger with Chicago’s Piper Rudnick. Australian mid-market full service firm Phillips Fox is currently a ‘focus firm’ for DLA, suggesting a possible prelude to full merger talks. The 200-partner firm is well known in […]

Shaw Pittman London ripped apart by MoFo raid

Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has raided Shaw Pittman’s London office by taking its three remaining partners including outsourcing star Alistair Maughan. Shaw Pittman’s London managing partner Maughan is joining MoFo together with outsourcing and technology partners David Skinner and Andrew Smith. MoFo has added an excellent outsourcing team to its burgeoning London office following up […]

Settlement reached on Tesco’s property row with BLP

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has settled out of court with one of its biggest clients Tesco after a dispute about the firm’s handling of a property deal. The matter was handled mainly by both parties’ insurers. The case has been settled for a small sum believed to be far less than the £1m claimed by […]

Laytons scores High Court victory for Rovers

A landmark court victory for Laytons on behalf of Blackburn Rovers is expected to lead to a flood of claims by sports clubs against insurers. The club successfully challenged a refusal by its insurer to pay compensation to former player Martin Dahlin, who was forced to leave the club in 1998 because of a back […]

Take that to the Manc

The award for pompous correspondent of the week goes to one E Askew, who addressed The Lawyer thus: “Point of order, Liverpool is the North West’s LARGEST city.” E Askew was responding, with barely held-back ire, to last week’s story on Halliwells’ impending merger with Liverpool-based Cuff Roberts. The firm was, it read, breaking into […]

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