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On-demand webinar: Employee engagement and future HR trends

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.

Government announces moratorium on coronavirus-related commercial forfeiture

Along with other unprecedented measures to protect the public and the economy, the UK government announced on 23 March 2020 that commercial landlords are to be precluded from forfeiting commercial leases and evicting the tenant for non-payment of rent. This measure was originally in place until 30 June 2020 however has been extended until 30 September and will be reviewed thereafter.

Capital Markets Update – July 2020

June’s news ICSA publishes updated risk committee terms of reference On 1 June 2020, the Chartered Governance Institute (ICSA) published an updated version of its Terms of reference for the risk committee. The terms of reference are particularly relevant to regulated companies such as banks and insurance companies. ICAEW publishes an introductory guide to dividends […]

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Dishonesty: A change of approach

On 29th April 2020, following the decision in the case of R v Barton and Booth [2020] EWCA Crim 575, the Court of Appeal identified that the two-limb test for dishonesty as identified in the case Ghosh, is no longer the approach to be taken.

Cybersecurity requirements for licensees

Entities regulated under the Insurance Law will need to implement cybersecurity measures in proportion to their cyber risk profile by 27 November 2020 following the release of the Rule and Statement of Guidance on Cybersecurity for Regulated Entities by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority on 27 May 2020.

Wirecard – has the German financial regulator lost its immunity?

The German regulator BaFin is being sued for abuse of authority following one of the biggest fraud scandals of the decade with German payment processor, Wirecard AG, filing for insolvency owing €3.5bn and its chief executive arrested on suspicion of accounting fraud and market manipulation. This article explores the situation and considers the need for change.


No5 Chambers’ Martin Kingston advises on housing project in Burton

Nurton Developments has been granted outline planning permission for ‘Branston Locks’, a new community in Burton. Martin Kingston QC of No5 Chambers advised on the project, which will create 2,850 new homes on 50 acres of land designed to generate up to 3,000 jobs over the next 10 years. It will also include a primary school, […]

HSF to vote on partner pay before Christmas

Legal market anoraks, here is your festive hoorah: Herbert Smith Freehills’ vote on its new remuneration structure is to jingle-bell its way into town before Christmas. God bless us, every one. If ‘tis the season to be jolly, the firm’s chosen system – on track to be a hybrid of the two existing models – […]

Green Deal and ECO reforms

The government has announced a series of measures designed to reduce consumers’ energy bills following the prime minister’s statement that he would ‘roll back green charges’ (or ‘get rid of all the green crap’ according to one newspaper) that form part of energy bills. Part of these measures include streamlining the Green Deal and some […]


Judgment call: 2 December

Arbitration  London Steam Ship Owners Mutual Insurance Association Ltd v Spain 2013 WL 4788858 QBD (Comm) Walker, J. Judgment Date: 20 September 2013 Application granted In obiter comments, the court held that the provisions of the Arbitration Act 1996 s.72 on the rights of persons not participating in proceedings should be construed generously, so that […]

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HSF partners face imminent vote on pay structure

Herbert Smith Freehills’ (HSF) partners are set to green light an aligned remuneration system by the end of December, ending months of discussions over a combined structure. Insiders have told The Lawyer that a final partner vote is due to take place “before Christmas” with the new structure – on track to be a hybrid of […]

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