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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.


Tom Cassels

Cynical litigation will remain par for the course

The decision by the Government and the Mayor of London that the Olympic ­Stadium should remain in public ­ownership has put the judicial review process firmly in the spotlight. Sports minister Hugh Robertson has said the decision was taken to end the “legal paralysis” and uncertainty caused by the applications by Tottenham Hotspur FC and […]

Baroness Hale

Lady Hale leads panel making feminist readings of court judgments

A panel of distinguished female lawyers and legal scholars gathered at Norton Rose’s InterLaw Diversity Forum event on Thursday 13 October to discuss judgments from a feminist lawyer’s point of view. The event coincided with the recent launch of Norton Rose’s women’s legal network and focused on the core findings of the book Feminist Judgments, […]

Map to mediation

Paul Randolph lays out a roadmap for a new mediation world. The mediation landscape for the Bar is likely to change dramatically over the next twelve months. The Government is proposing to introduce reforms of the civil justice system in England and Wales which are intended to significantly increase the take-up of mediation, and barristers […]


Former ILEX student successfully quashes cheating claims

The Court of Appeal has reversed the decision of an Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX) disciplinary hearing, ruling that the body’s disciplinary process was not independent enough to serve its purpose. Giving his substantive ruling, Lord Justice Rix said that while ILEX had changed its governance structure to make its regulatory arm ILEX  Professional Standards […]

Robert Lewis

China Watch: A Foreign Lawyer’s View from the Inside

“Cloud computing” is a hot topic here in China now, as it is everywhere.  It sounds very sexy but in reality cloud computing in China is just another form of e-commerce where foreign parties have to try to fit the proverbial square peg of the practical e-commerce business model in the round hole of China’s […]

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