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6 simple ways law firms can use Live Chat

We detail 6 different ways that law firms can use the chat tool on their websites to benefit the visitor (and potential client), and in turn benefit the firm.

Sleep-in shifts not counted towards National Minimum Wage

Last week the Supreme Court decided to dismiss the latest appeal in the Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake case and confirmed that time spent sleeping on site during a sleep-in shift will not count towards a care worker’s National Minimum Wage (NMW).

ESG in the social housing sector

In this podcast, Debra Cooper, Banking & Finance partner at Shoosmiths, chats with Marcos Navarro, a Director and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Lead on the Housing Finance Team at NatWest, about their commitment to the social housing sector and why ESG is so important to them.

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DAC Beachcroft to separate out volume arm

DAC Beachcroft is to corporatise its claims solutions arm as a subsidiary of the firm’s LLP in a bid to boost the efficiencies of the business. The firm has long harboured plans to standardise its commoditised business following legacy Beachcroft’s acquisition of Kingslegal in May 2009 (11 May 2009). Following the acquisition the firm established […]

Herbert Smith, Slaughters advise as Diageo buys majority stake in United Spirits

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) and Slaughter and May have landed roles on a deal that sees UK drinks company Diageo acquire a 53.4 per cent stake in India’s United Spirits. The deal, worth £1.28bn, sees the UK beverages company behind Johnnie Walker, Guinness and Smirnoff buy a majority stake in United Spirits from liquor baron […]

Featured case: Civil procedure

Simmons v Castle. First interested party: Association of British Insurers; second interested party: Association of Personal Injury Lawyers; third interested party: Personal Injuries Bar Association. [2012] EWCA Civ 1288. Lord Judge LCJ; Lord Neuberger (MR); Maurice Kay LJ. 10 October 2012 The court amended the guidance in Simmons v Castle [2012] EWCA Civ 1039 by […]

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Field Fisher suffers another exit as A&O hires Germany head

Field Fisher Waterhouse’s (FFW) has seen another partner exit its European practice with German managing partner Joachim Feldges moving to Allen & Overy (A&O) as the magic circle firm bids to strengthen its German IP team. Feldges joins A&O as a partner in Munich, less than two years after moving to FFW with three other […]

Parabis marches north with launch in Scotland

Insurance firm Parabis has launched in Scotland with the hire of HBJ Claim Solutions litigation head Tony O’Malley. The firm has opened the single-partner office in Glasgow as an initial step in developing a Scottish presence for its existing client base that has business north of the border. The Scottish office will be known as […]

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