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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. […]



Pinsent Masons former litigation head Nigel Kissack joins Exigent

Pinsent Masons’ former dispute resolution and litigation head Nigel Kissack has joined South African legal process outsourcing (LPO) provider Exigent as global strategy consultant. Kissack, who has been influential in Pinsents’ own outsourcing initiatives, has joined Exigent’s board as global strategy consultant based in the company’s London office. Kissack has been working closely with Exigent […]

Robert Lewis

China Watch – A Foreign Lawyer’s View from the Inside

Last month The Lawyer launched a ground-breaking report on the Asia Pacific 150, providing a unique Pan-Asia overview of the region’s top local and international law firms. Since there is not one unified Asia-wide legal services market, but a collection of individual markets across more than a dozen key countries and territories, there is still […]


Legal Education Foundation announces “prosaic” first grants

The first round of grants dished out by a gound-breaking £200m fund aimed at studying the legal profession received a lukewarm welcome this week, with one critic describing the awards as “prosaic” and “cosmetic”. The Legal Education Foundation – which was born out of last year’s sale of the then College of Law (26 January […]

New uncertainties have delayed the M&A market recovery according to Allen & Overy

The UK remained the most attractive market for buyers after the US according to Allen & Overy’s latest M&A Index. Foreign buyers made 36 acquisitions in the UK worth $35bn in the first half of this year (compared with 43 acquisitions worth $41bn in the same period last year), according to the law firm’s Index. […]

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