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Now we have Earth Day pledges, we must mobilise green finance

This year’s Earth Day was cause for optimism in our fight against the climate emergency. With climate change now well and truly upon us, Earth Day 2021 saw the most significant renewal of pledges to tackle the crisis by national governments since the Paris Agreement of 2015.

COVID-19 and the impact on disabled employees in the workplace

The impact of the pandemic can be seen across all sectors of society but those who are disabled have been particularly affected, not least because employees with an underlying disability are likely to have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable and told to shield for considerable parts of the last year. Being away from the workplace and separated from colleagues has left many feeling insecure.

Maximum mobility, maximum productivity

“The attorneys always had a hard time working remotely,” says Robin Griffith, firm administrator at Gardner Skelton. But what had once been just a nuisance became a deal breaker in 2020. To solve it, Gardner Skelton teamed up with the law firm consultancy Circle Management Group (CMG), to bring their vision of complete mobility and amped-up productivity to life.

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Irwin Mitchell most successful firm online, but Taylor Wessing is top Tweeter

Irwin Mitchell is the best top 50 firm in the UK at marketing itself online, particularly through social media – although firms’ online presence remains minimal. Research carried out by content marketing platform Passle said that Irwin Mitchell was the most active firm when it came to publishing articles and blogs online, and also had […]

Eversheds comments on CJEU’s recent obesity discrimination ruling

Naeema Choudry of Eversheds has commented on the decision of the European Court of Justice (CJEU) on whether EU law protects workers against discrimination on grounds of obesity.  The CJEU last week endorsed the advocate-general’s view that there is no general principal of EU law protecting against such discrimination; however, the CJEU has confirmed that, […]

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Money talks: the top hires by US firms in 2014

This year has seen an unprecedented number of major partner hires by US firms looking to beef up their capacity in London. Targets have included other US firms, as well as magic and silver circle players, with banking, corporate and private equity the key practice areas being strengthened. In chronological order, these are the lateral […]

Ogier acts for Northwood in connection with property acquisitions worth £635m

Ogier in Jersey has acted for Northwood Investors in connection with the acquisition of more than 7.1 million square feet of office and industrial properties located throughout the regional markets of the UK for £635m from Highcross, as well as the acquisition of property fund manager Highcross Strategic Advisers.  The property portfolio comprises Lakeside North […]

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