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Why it is essential to design inclusive virtual workplaces

By Catherine Bardwell, Valeria Cardillo Piccolino Diversity and inclusion in the virtual workplace In recent years diversity and inclusion has become a mainstream topic for HR and large organisations. But regardless of how much advocates of diversity and inclusion (D&I) connect with the values, their efforts to bring change are often met with scepticism. The […]

A new Acritas report shows how COVID-19 has changed the future of legal work

By Acritas Due to COVID-19, the ensuing lockdowns and economic crisis have given many people a chance to reflect on their lives. Further, the dramatic switch to remote working for many professionals, including lawyers, has given additional pause, and many lawyers are now showing desire to keep the most positive aspects of the new remote […]

Company law reform – Changes planned to improve corporate transparency

By John Hamer, Debbie Jackson, Richard Naish, Daniel O’Gorman, Jo Stephenson, Oliver Duke Towards the end of September 2020, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published its findings in relation to the consultation on corporate transparency and Companies House reform which it launched in May 2019. The response document contains an overview […]

Is now a good time to modernise AGMs?

By John Hamer, Debbie Jackson, Richard Naish, Daniel O’Gorman, Jo Stephenson, Oliver Duke The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged UK quoted companies to change their approach to holding physical annual general meetings (AGMs). At a time when social distancing rules mean that the traditional approach to an AGM is no longer permitted, many companies have been […]

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Moves: 23 May 2016

Move of the week Latham & Watkins partner Martin Cotterill has joined Taylor Wessing’s technology, media and communications team. Cotterill worked at Latham for 13 years, in which time he was also the global technology practice group co-chair. As a commercial lawyer, he has worked on multiple technology and outsourcing transactions. UK London US firm […]

Harpreet Singh Sandhu and Simon Hunka prosecute robbery rampage case

A group of men from Birmingham and London who went on a “rampage” of violent robberies and burglaries across the West Midlands have been jailed for more than 100 years collectively. The gang’s multiple violent offences included a bank robbery in Sutton Coldfield in 2013, where they escaped with £700,000. Their series of crimes came […]

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