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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. […]


No 5’s Tim Pole defends in bigamy and benefit fraud case

Anthony Foley has been jailed for 20 months after admitting charges of bigamy and obtaining benefits by deception. Birmingham Crown Court heard that Foley’s wife Maxine, who suffered from Friedreich’s Ataxia, was admitted to a home in 2006 because she began to require 24-hour care. A year later Foley stopped visiting his wife, saying he […]

Shoosmiths advises on £37m sale of Global Group to Impellam

Shoosmiths advised the sellers on the disposal of Global Group (UK) Ltd, a global healthcare business, to Impellam Group plc for an enterprise value of around £37m. Shoosmiths corporate partner, Sanjeev Sharma, led the deal with support from senior associate Iain Butler, associate Claire Checketts, trainee solicitor Aleksandr Bosch and paralegal James Grinstead. The corporate […]

Jonathon Manning

The week’s top 15 legal briefings – 06 September 2015

With the summer weather well and truly over we can all expect to get a bit wet and soggy on as we go about our business. This isn’t much of a problem for those of us working in well-maintained offices but what if you are a new tenant?  Gateley discusses the issue facing tenants who […]


Taylor Wessing breaks into the Netherlands with local merger

It has been a busy summer in the Benelux legal market with a number of moves to and from firms in Belgium and the Netherlands. Back in 2011 Taylor Wessing managing partner Tim Eyles said the firm wanted to open in the Netherlands. It took the firm until this month to confirm its launch, through […]


Beijing firm Han Kun raids AllBright for Shanghai expansion

Beijing-based Han Kun has taken a team of eight partners and around 10 other lawyers from AllBright’s Shanghai head office to expand in China’s financial hub. With the team acquisition, Han Kun’s Shanghai office will expand significantly to 10 partners and 40 other lawyers. The eight-partner team joining from AllBright Law Offices is led by […]

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