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With a wealth of commentary available for employers (and their employees) about how to deal with employee anxiety surrounding a return to the workplace in the post-COVID world, little thought has been given to the challenges faced by employers whose employees want to return to the workplace, contrary to Government guidance.

What do Brexit and the UK-EU trade deal mean for recruitment and staff moves?

The UK and EU have secured a post-Brexit trade deal following the two sides coming to an agreement at the eleventh hour on Christmas Eve. The European Union (Future Relationship) Act 2020 which brings the trade agreement, known formally as the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (“TCA”), into UK law, received Royal Assent on 30 December 2020.

What does Brexit mean for you and your trade marks?

The transition period expired at the end of December, so what does this mean for you and your trademarks? The following are all queries that members of our team have been asked recently…

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Relational leadership: How to inspire others

Two of the greatest assets in a leader’s toolkit are their ability to lead towards a purpose, and their capacity to help people extract meaning. When harnessed, they become the backbone of resilience in the face of troubling times, the inspiration for the courage needed when uncertainty is ahead, and the power to stay on course to impact something greater than ourselves.

You’ve adopted some great tech, but what’s next?

Every savvy business professional understands that ROI is tricky to calculate, especially when it comes to technology. Indeed, when new systems are considered, committees often review pessimistic and optimistic ROI calculations, create in-depth score cards to measure competitors against, and sit through endless sales pitches and demos in the hopes that they’ll catch a glimpse of that single feature that will be key to user success.



Kirkland confirms plans for imminent Beijing launch

Kirkland & Ellis has named Shanghai corporate partner Li Chuan as the partner who will lead its proposed Beijing office. The firm has confirmed that it has applied for a licence for a Beijing office, which will be the firm’s second base in mainland China. It is understood that the Beijing launch could be as […]

Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013: rights for shares

By Jonathan Exten-Wright The parliamentary term ended on 25 April 2013 with a narrow win for the government in a stand-off over the ‘shares for rights’ scheme. This controversial employment measure, contained in the Growth and Infrastructure Act, will allow employers to offer employees a new form of employment contract under which they give up […]


Simmons & Simmons unveils reduced partnership round

Simmons & Simmons has unveiled a reduced partnership round for 2013, taking seven partners into the fold compared with ten last year. The London office has received the biggest boost with four partners promoted. Brussels, Milan and Paris, meanwhile, all received one each. The four London partners are: litigator Navneet Juty; Michael Lorraine who focuses […]

Walker Morris on Rylands v Fletcher: nuisance and the danger with delay

Willis v Derwentshire was a claim for damages in nuisance, negligence and under the rule in Rylands v Fletcher, arising from the escape of dangerous gas from land owned by the defendant (the council). The claimants owned a house and garden, and occupied neighbouring land which they used as a smallholding, adjacent to land comprising […]

Conyers Dill & Pearman represents SeaCube in connection with acquisition

Conyers Dill & Pearman has represented SeaCube Container Leasing, a Bermuda company, in connection with the acquisition of SeaCube by Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan by way of amalgamation following approval of the transaction by the shareholders of SeaCube at a special general meeting held on 23 April 2013. The shareholders of SeaCube received $23 (£15) […]

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