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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. […]


Gavin Tyler

Cripps looks to dominate Kent with Vertex Law merger

Tunbridge Wells-headquartered Cripps Harries Hall will merge with fellow Kent firm Vertex Law at the end of September. Property-focused Cripps, where real estate contributed 43 per cent of turnover in 2012/13, is taking over a firm best known for corporate and commercial matters in a deliberate bid to better balance its client offering. Cripps’ managing […]

InTechnology hires Irwin Mitchell head of operations Gary Thomas

InTechnology, which provides managed data and hosting services to a national portfolio of law firms, has appointed Gary Thomas as its new Client Account Manager. Gary, who has over 20 years’ IT experience mainly within the legal sector, joins the company from Irwin Mitchell where he was Head of IT Operations. Here, he had both […]

New regime for compromise agreements from 29 July 2013

Compromise agreements are to be re-named ‘settlement agreements’ and pre-termination discussions will be inadmissible in unfair dismissal cases from 29 July 2013. Compromise agreements are used by employers to record severance arrangements with departing employees. The main feature of a compromise agreement is that it waives an individual’s right to make a claim in the […]


Work Life Quiz: Timothy Brennan QC, Devereux Chambers

What was your first-ever job? Hotel driver (evenings) and breakfast waiter (mornings). What was your worst experience as a pupil? I don’t remember having bad experiences. I learned a lot from some very clever people. Where’s the best place to go if you want to find out what’s really going on in chambers? Subject to […]

Health Alert — 15 July 2013

DLA Piper has released a Health Alert dated 15 July 2013. It covers legislation, judgments and reports from the healthcare sector in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the US and Canada… If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the DLA Piper briefing. If not, […]

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