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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

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. […]

How the use of AI in HR technology is transforming the employee experience

By Chris Shenton MSc We at Weekly10 were recently fortunate enough to be able to take part in Wales Tech Week, where our CEO Andy and I gave a talk on the ways in which AI is shaping the future of HR. This includes how we ourselves use machine-learning to provide richer employee engagement and predictive […]

Developers – Are you prepared for a rise in green litigation?

By Alison Ogley, Emma Conwell, David Monteith For environmental activists, conventional campaigning continues, but increasingly it is litigation spearheaded by activists which hits the headlines. Recently even celebrities have been getting in on the act, with Feargus Sharkey, frontman of The Undertones, poised to file a judicial review on the Government’s policies in relation river […]


When does a liability for dilapidations arise on surrender?

A recent High Court decision has found that liability for reinstatement of the premises was released by terms of a Deed of Surrender, which limited the liability to breaches that occurred before the date of surrender, thus releasing the parties from their obligations and from all liability arising on or after the date of surrender. […]

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Manmohan Varma v Mittal

Manmohan Varma v Mr Lakshimi Mittal March, 10 days, Commercial Court For the claimant Varma: Robert Griffiths QC of 4-5 Gray’s Inn leading Anthony Dearing of the same set, instructed by RPC partner Tim Brown For the defendant Mittal: 3 Verulam Buildings’ Paul Lowenstein QC leading Serle Court’s David Drake instructed by Peters & Peters […]

Mark Howard QC

GDF Suez v Teesside Power Holdings& Ors

GDF Suez International Holdings BV and GdF International SAS v Teesside Power Holdings, Western Power Investments, South Wales TPL Investments, Cargill Financial Markets, ELQ Investors May, 50 days, TCC For the claimants GDF Suez International Holdings BV: Atkin Chambers’ Martin Bowdrey QC leading 3 Verulam Buildings’ Jonathan Devies Jones and Atkin Chambers’ Serena Cheng, instructed […]

Stibbe’s Clevenbergh teams up with fellow heavyweights for boutique launch

The former secretary-general of legacy Herbert Smith’s European alliance Olivier Clevenbergh has joined forces with a colleague from Stibbe and a partner from Benelux firm NautaDutilh to launch a Belgian corporate boutique. Clevenbergh, one-time managing partner of Stibbe’s Brussels office before leading the firm’s alliance with Herbert Smith and Gleiss Lutz prior to its dissolution […]

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