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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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Who will fight for the CPS now?

The Crown Prosecution Service has endured more than its fair share of knocks since its inception. It was probably the only reverse privatisation to come out of the Thatcher years and the intentions behind its creation were admirable. After concern over the mishandling of prosecutions justice needed a new start, and the CPS was the […]

£90,000 solicitor bill not paid

Helen Sage reports South Herefordshire District Council is embroiled in a row with the district auditor’s office over an unpaid solicitor’s bill of about £90,000. The sum, which is owed by the council to sole practitioner David Barry, includes solicitor fees, counsel fees and agent fees for representing members of a Ross-on-Wye Sports Centre Association […]

Junior partners' salaries rise

Assistant solicitor and junior partners’ salaries in City firms with fewer than 25 partners increased by a massive 7 per cent on average this year, according to a salary survey by legal recruitment consultant Garfield Robbins. Lawyers in firms with between 25 and 60 partners received on average only 2 per cent more this year, […]

'Two strikes' proposal could undermine Scots legal system

The integrity of the Scottish legal system could be compromised if Government proposals on crime and punishment are implemented north of the border, Scotland’s most senior judge has warned. In his last address before becoming an appeal judge in the House of Lords, the Lord President and Lord Justice General of Scotland, Lord Hope of […]

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