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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.


The Lawyer Inquiry: Ekaterina Sorokina

Ekaterina Sorokina was born in 1969 in Moscow, USSR. She currently works in London for Mayer Brown & Platt as an attorney. What was your first job? My first two jobs (simultaneously) were as a legal assistant/secretary at Steptoe & Johnson in Moscow and an assistant professor at Moscow State University Law School. What was […]

SPG drums up funds to challenge SIF risk branding

The Solicitors’ Property Group (SPG) is appealing to the entire profession to help finance a judicial review of the Law Society’s new risk banding rules for contributions to the Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF). Under risk banding, which is being introduced this year, firms specialising in conveyancing face massive hikes in their SIF contributions because of […]

Book of the week

Controlled drugs – a handbook for the legal profession, by the Institute for the Study of Drug Dependence. Everything you wanted to know about drugs but were afraid to ask. For instance, did you know that Crack Cocaine is also known as “rock”, “base”, or “wash” and hails from the eastern slopes of the Andes. […]

Veale Wasbrough duo switches to rival firm

Veale Wasbrough has been hit by the defection of two of its corporate partners to Bristol rivals Bevan Ashford. The departure of the highly rated Nigel Campbell and Stuart Whitfield is the second major blow for 22-partner Veale Wasbrough in the past six months. In March top employment lawyer Chris Southam left to join Hammond […]

Rowe & Maw fights to retain partners after two defect to CC

TWO leading Rowe & Maw corporate partners have defected to Clifford Chance and two more may follow – despite a concerted rearguard action by the firm to persuade them to stay. Highly rated corporate partner Paul Maher and Brussels-based competition partner Simon Baxter have already resigned from the partnership. Andrew Copley and Peter Dickinson are […]

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