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On-demand webinar: Employee engagement and future HR trends Q&A webinar discussion

Andrew Rayment and Charlotte Smith (both Employment) presented a live Q&A webinar discussion on ‘Employee engagement and future HR trends’. Walker Morris employment lawyers were joined by Lisa Rowlinson-Brown, People Director at Symington’s, Steve Joyce, HR Director at Airedale International Air Conditioning and Catherine de la Poer, Leadership Developer at Halcyon Coaching.

Keeping expert evidence secret at an inquest

There has rightly been increasing emphasis since the Mid Staffs inquiry and other high media profile investigations, such as Hillsborough, on the responsibility of public bodies to be open and candid in all of their dealings with the Coroner.

Nautica Marine Limited v Trafigura Trading (The Leonidas)

On 28 July 2020 Foxton J handed down judgment in this important case concerning the effect of “subjects” in commercial negotiations, which contains a number of significant points of interest to those negotiating contracts, particularly in the charter market.

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Asian moves: 4 June 2013

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within firms and offices in the Asia Pacific region. Australia Australian firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth has hired Allens’ former Singapore managing partner Robert Clarke as a partner in its Melbourne office. Dual qualified in both Australia and the UK, Clarke focuses mainly on corporate and M&A. He […]

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Norton Rose Fulbright: giant legal brand is born

Norton Rose Fulbright launches today, creating a $1.9bn legal giant with 3,800 lawyers and a foot in (almost) every corner of the world. Not quite every corner, mind. The combined firm is progressing with its plans to open in two of the few key jurisdictions where it currently has no outpost: Brazil and Mexico. Indeed, […]

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Why Linklaters won’t go for an alliance in Canada

No tie-up: Linklaters knows Canada is a different kettle of fish from SA and Oz Shocking as it may seem to someone viewing the world from the perspective of the Square Mile, but there are differences between Australia, South Africa and Canada, resources and energy opportunities aside. The assumption that Linklaters would follow up its […]

ITC or district court: considering the optimal forum for US patent infringement cases

When considering the optimal forum for bringing a patent infringement case in the US, litigators may find it useful to take into account not only client exposure and received wisdom, but also statistical information about the prospective forum. In this column, we examine the outcomes of infringement disputes in federal district court compared with the […]

London

Chadbourne names new London head following shake up of management roles

Chadbourne & Parke has overhauled a number of key leadership positions in the EMEA region, naming insurance partner Adrian Mecz as the US firm’s new London managing partner. Mecz was appointed to the position after former London head Claude Serfilippi took on the newly created role of EMEA liaison partner and Moscow managing partner. A […]

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