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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.


3I wins General Electric in-houser

Private equity firm 3i has snared General Electric (GE) senior managing director Kevin Dunn to take up the role of general counsel following the planned retirement of general counsel Tony Brierley. Dunn, who joined the London Stock Exchange-listed group today last Thursday (1 November), will be responsible for the group’s legal,compliance and internal audit functions […]

Ashish Vyas: Brent Housing Partnership

Brent Housing Partnership’s lawyer Ashish Vyas is a one-man band who has got his work cut out building homes for the future. By Malar Velaigam The Brent Housing Partnership (BHP) was set up in October 2002 as an arms-length management organisation (AMLO) to oversee council properties in the Brent area. The company is wholly owned […]

Bird & Bird celebrates record six months

Bird & Bird is celebrating one of the best half year performances in its history, growing by 24 per cent over the last six months. The firm has added nearly a quarter to its half year revenue, ending on £68.5m. Managing partner David Kerr said: “I think we’ve expanded a lot internationally. We’re finding that […]

Addleshaws leads NHS group PFI scheme

Addleshaw Goddard has acted for Lincolnshire Primary Care Trust, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust and Derbyshire Mental Health Trust on a trio of hospital and ancillary services deals worth a total £76.5m. Dubbed the Three Shires Batched PFI Scheme, the project has so far been given the go-ahead for the development of the Lincolnshire Community Hospital […]

Ashurst, CMS and Norton Rose cheered by half-year results

Ashurst and CMS Cameron McKenna are the latest firms to reveal their financial performance at the half-year stage, with both firms posting impressive increases. Camerons is reporting an impressive 21 per cent leap in turnover at the half-year stage, posting £103m. Breaking the £100m barrier in six months will be a boon to the top […]

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