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6 simple ways law firms can use Live Chat

We detail 6 different ways that law firms can use the chat tool on their websites to benefit the visitor (and potential client), and in turn benefit the firm.

Sleep-in shifts not counted towards National Minimum Wage

Last week the Supreme Court decided to dismiss the latest appeal in the Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake case and confirmed that time spent sleeping on site during a sleep-in shift will not count towards a care worker’s National Minimum Wage (NMW).

ESG in the social housing sector

In this podcast, Debra Cooper, Banking & Finance partner at Shoosmiths, chats with Marcos Navarro, a Director and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Lead on the Housing Finance Team at NatWest, about their commitment to the social housing sector and why ESG is so important to them.

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M&A activity offshore rose to record levels in 2014, with aggregate deal value up 63 per cent compared to 2013 and deal volume at the third-highest in the last decade. Statistics compiled by Appleby show that deal value for offshore M&A rose to $277bn last year, up from $170bn in 2013. Aggregate deal value was […]

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White & Case grows revenue by 4 per cent to hit $1.5bn in 2014

White & Case has increased its revenue to the $1.5bn (£976m) mark for 2014, a rise of 4.2 per cent on its figure of $1.44bn in 2013. The firm’s global profit per equity partner also rose from $1.9m to $2m, an increase of 36 per cent over the past three years.  Revenue per lawyer also […]

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Merchant Navy Pension Fund funding regime approved in landmark judgment

The High Court has approved a funding regime proposed by Mayer Brown client, the Merchant Navy Ratings Pension Fund (MNRPF), in a landmark judgment which ends a case spanning more than a decade. The ruling concludes that the MNRPF became a frozen scheme when all members stopped accruing pensionable service in 2001. It means former […]

Boris Johnson: Lawyers are amazing. Here’s why

Boris Johnson put London and the rule of law squarely at the heart of the world’s legal market yesterday in his keynote speech at the Global Law Summit (GLS). While cracking jokes. Obviously. [continues] Also at the Global Law Summit this week: Global Law Summit kicks off in London with focus on rule of law […]

Cape Town tie-up for Eversheds as Africa presence grows

Law firm Eversheds has entered into a formal co-operation agreement in Cape Town with Walkers, one of the oldest law firms in South Africa’s legislative capital. Walkers is a full-service firm acting for clients such as Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Ernst & Young, Investec, Hyprop Investments, Nedbank, Old Mutual, RGA Reinsurance, Standard Bank and […]

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