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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. […]


Patrick Hennessy

‘Hottest’ barrister website sparks consternation at the bar

A new website that claims to rank ‘The 21 Hottest Barristers in London’ has been met with much mirth at the bar. The website began circulating around the Inns of Court earlier this week, after the self-proclaimed barrister hottie experts launched a Tumblr called ‘YourBarristerBoyfriend’. Patrick Hennessey of 39 Essex Street, who was only called […]

DLA Piper advises National Grid on sale of land to Redrow Homes

Planning and real estate lawyers from DLA Piper have advised National Grid on the sale of approximately 95 acres of land near Ebbsfleet Green, north Kent, to Redrow Homes Ltd. Contracts were exchanged on 28 June 2013. The site, which is situated 700m from Ebbsfleet International station, has been sold with a purchase price of […]

Direct Line

Direct Line applies for ABS licence to launch Parabis partnership

Direct Line Insurance Group has applied for an ABS licence to offer legal services to its customers in partnership with Parabis Law. The group already provides customers of its Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege brands with some legal services in-house and via outsourcing agreements with its panel firms. The new law firm, DLG Legal Services, will […]

PEP falls at DAC Beachcroft despite profit being up 42 per cent

DAC Beachcroft has announced revenues of £188.2m for the financial year 2012/13, up by 14 per cent from £164.8m in the audited accounts for 2011/12. The rise means that, unlike last year, the firm is now reporting turnover exceeding the combined revenues that the legacy firms Davies Arnold Cooper (DAC) and Beachcroft reported in 2010/11. […]

Foreign direct investment norms in India further relaxed

In a significant development, the government of India has announced measures to encourage investment by liberalising foreign direct investment norms. Foreign direct investment limits have been raised across several key sectors and the list of sectors eligible for foreign direct investment under the ‘automatic route’ category has been increased. The government’s liberalisation measures are based […]

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