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Open justice and remote inquests: Allowing public and media video access to hearings

A simple legislative oversight at the start of the pandemic has meant that, whilst most other courts increased their accessibility to the public by giving access via remote video platforms, the Coroners Courts became more closed and secretive. All public, including accredited media representatives, have remained banned from watching any online broadcasts of coronial proceedings over the past twelve months.

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Linklaters has launched a voluntary redundancy programme for all of its London secretaries and PAs. A total of 225 legal secretaries and business team PAs have been given the opportunity to take voluntary redundancy. Linklaters confirmed that there are no target for the number of employee cuts and no compulsory redundancies. In a statement, the […]

Stephenson Harwood embarks on strategy review to “sharpen focus”

Stephenson Harwood is kicking off a comprehensive strategic review of the firm for the first time in five years, The Lawyer can reveal. The review will set Stephenson Harwood’s direction for the next three to five years and will be spearheaded by CEO Eifion Morris. The audit will be split into seven workstreams, focusing on […]

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Career clinic: How loyal should I be to departing panel partner?

I’m a GC at a media business and the excellent relationship partner at one of my panel firms is set to move elsewhere. I worked across from her new firm back in my private practice days but frankly I didn’t have a very high opinion of them. Do I stick with the partner I trust; […]

Slaughters adds City quintet to partnership

Slaughter and May has promoted two lawyers to partner in its financing group, along with other promotions in corporate, IP and disputes. The firm’s group of five is just three fewer than in 2020 when eight made the cut.  They are understood to have all trained at Slaughters, apart from Charlie-McGarel Groves in financing, who […]

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