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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. […]



Addleshaws’ management faces fresh revolt

Addleshaw Goddard partners are bracing themselves for a contested election, with two names surfacing as challengers to incumbent managing partner Paul Devitt more than a year before his tenure ends. Addleshaw Goddard’s former head of real estate Adrian Collins and the firm’s current head of business support and restructuring John Joyce are understood to be […]

Education update: improving standards of governance in schools

According to recent figures, 2,481 secondary schools have converted to academy status, 883 schools have opened as academies with a sponsor, 1,500 primary schools have become or are in the process of becoming academies and 174 free schools have opened with a further 116 in the pipeline. The governors of these schools are taking on legal, […]


High Court throws out Legal Ombudsman ruling, branding it ‘irrational’

The High Court has slammed the Legal Ombudsman (LeO) over its decision to order a barrister to reimburse fees to a client, branding the LeO ruling “irrational”. Barrister Lincoln Crawford, a member of 12 King’s Bench Walk, was ordered to repay half of the £650 fee charged to Sadik Noor, who was considering bringing a […]

Reform of the Belgian State Council: some remarkable changes

New legislation reforming the Belgian State Council (Conseil d’Etat/Raad van State), the supreme administrative court of Belgium, was published on 3 February 2014. The new legislation aims to shorten the length of proceedings before the State Council and to increase its flexibility. Some changes will only affect proceedings commenced on or after 1 March 2014, […]

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