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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. […]


In brief: ICSL forges links with City University

The Inns of Court School of Law (ICSL) has affiliated with London’s City University in a bid to meet increased competition. From this year, the ICSL has to compete with six other institutions for students after its historic monopoly on the training of barristers was scrapped by the Bar Council in 1995, following complaints about […]

In brief: SFLA launches manifesto for law reform

The Solicitors Family Law Association has launched a campaign to put family law reform high on the political agenda in the run-up to the elections. A 10-point manifesto, Agenda For Change, was published by the SFLA in the House of Lords last week. The document is being sent to MPs, peers and prospective parliamentary candidates […]

Pay your way for Legal Aid

The media has recently occupied itself with reports that lawyers who promote flimsy cases backed by legal aid, might be made to suffer in their pockets by the Legal Aid Board. And some might say high time. Not only should such lawyers lose fees, they should also have to pay the other side’s costs. Nor […]

Germany gears up for 2000

The German legal market is in a state of flux. Firms are gearing up for further domestic mergers, while foreign lawyers and accountants are aggressively building up their German offices. The burning question is how to keep market share in a sluggish economy. “Every major German firm is talking about how they should meet the […]

Dickson Minto secures sell off

Dickson Minto, led by partner Martin McNair, acted for members of the management team of rail leasing company Eversholt Holdings, which took a controversial profit of £57.3m on the £726.5m sale of their company to Forward Trust, the leasing arm of Midland Bank, represented by Norton Rose. The management, backed by venture capitalists, including Candover […]

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