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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.


No5 Chambers barrister appears in Redhill Aerodrome green-belt case

The approach to assessing harm in green-belt cases was the subject of the decision in Redhill Aerodrome Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2014] EWHC 2476 (Admin). The secretary of state obtained permission to appeal and expedition. No5 Chambers barrister Richard Kimblin appeared in the case. The case was heard on […]

DLA Piper announces hire of Mark Riera as Los Angeles litigation partner

DLA Piper has recruited Mark Riera as a litigation partner in its Los Angeles office. Riera is a trial and appellate lawyer with experience in a range of industries, including motor vehicles, banking, pharmaceuticals and transportation. Riera has successfully defended clients against allegations of price fixing, wage and hour violations and securities fraud. He has […]

Tony Williams

When a leader’s listening skills are also survival skills

Law firm leaders must show a high degree of self-awareness in managing partner dissatisfaction or their firms could be at risk As we saw from the recent Scottish referendum, partnerships that appear from the outside to be longstanding, successful and secure can be riven with internal dissatisfaction that, at the extreme, threatens their existence. Law […]

Natalie Stanton

Wonga looks to Slaughters for advice on FCA deal

What a week it’s been for payday loans company Wonga, which has once again locked horns with the Financial Conduct Authority. It’s the second time in less than four months that the pair have clashed, following the revelation that Wonga sent out debt collection letters from fake law firms earlier this year. This time round, […]

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