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A word about sustainability

It is perhaps better to consider Sustainability in business as a continuum. What does this mean?

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 in ediscovery

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. […]

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Hill Dickinson opens Monaco base to service yacht team clients

Hill Dickinson is launching an office in Monte Carlo in a bid to boost its yacht and shipping practices. The firm will open its new office, which is on Avenue Princesse Alice, in March 2013. Partner David Reardon will relocate from London to Monaco to become the firm’s resident partner and will take a team […]

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Mills & Reeve eyes merger with Manchester’s George Davies

Mills & Reeve and Manchester firm George Davies are understood to have held tie-up talks, with both firms separately confirming that they are considering mergers. According to a Manchester market source, Mills & Reeve and George Davies are exploring a merger. It is not clear what stage the talks have reached, however. Neither firm would […]

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Lawyers suffer in toxic Beijing smog

Toxic Beijing smog sparks doubts among lawyers about working in the city The thick layer of hazardous smog covering Beijing in the past few weeks added another challenge for international firms operating in China’s capital city. The dense toxic clouds have caused flights to be cancelled, disrupted traffic and made many residents ill. It may […]

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A&L Goodbody cements restructuring reputation with IBRC instruction

Irish firm A&L Goodbody has been instructed by KPMG to advise the Big 4 firm on the liquidation of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC). A deal was sealed yesterday (7 February 2013) which enables the liquidation of IBRC, formerly the Anglo Irish Bank. KPMG has appointed A&L Goodbody’s head of restructuring David Baxter to […]

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Lateral hiring at McDermott doubled in 2012 amid feeding frenzy at Dewey

McDermott Will & Emery made 54 lateral partner hires in 2012, more than double that of the previous year, according to the US firm’s annual global performance data. The data also reveals a dip in profit but a rise in revenue, with global profit per equity partner dropping 2.7 per cent to $1.46m while gross […]

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