In our previous Future of Work blog we looked at the concept of universal virtuality and how it will be both a driver and a result of digitization and automation in the future workplace. With a more virtual workforce, businesses will need to put greater effort into keeping their employees engaged.
If there’s one unexpected outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s a new perspective on how we work. Now, just as the legal workforce has adjusted to working remotely, we need to start preparing for a safe and gradual return to physical offices.
Why metrics are so important to help evaluate and identify support function effectiveness.
The importance of building a compelling profile in this new normal and the ways executives can elevate their virtual presence.
Should law firms put clients or culture first in their business model?
The webinar brought together our various communities to discuss the progress combatting the disparities that exist between female and male entrepreneurs, making entrepreneurship more accessible to women, increasing funding access for women to start and grow businesses as well as addressing broader societal issues and unconscious bias that have created barriers for women generally.
In a costs ruling delivered on 12 March 2021, the Honourable Justice Ramsay-Hale provided welcome clarity on the circumstances in which the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands will make a costs award on the indemnity basis. A successful party can expect to recover a higher proportion of its costs when an award is made on the indemnity basis (rather than the standard basis) since only costs that are unreasonably incurred or are of an unreasonable amount will be disallowed on taxation, and any doubts as to reasonableness are resolved in favour of the successful party.
The designation of eight new Freeports within England made headlines in the Budget and now the winning bidders have to put into effect their successful proposals. What will this mean in practice for those areas affected and what are the likely issues that Freeport authorities will face?
The BVI is an increasingly popular arbitral seat supported by a modern pro-arbitration legal framework, modern arbitration facilities, and a world-class arbitration institution of its own in the form of the BVI International Arbitration Centre (“BVIIAC”). The ready availability of BVI legal expertise for any such arbitration under the supervision of the well-respected BVI Courts provides added comfort for parties seeking a dispute resolution venue in a stable jurisdiction.
The significant shift in people’s travel routines over the last 12 months will likely trigger long-term changes for many and our urban spaces will need to continue to develop into ‘smart cities’. Electric vehicles and their charging points will form a significant part of this changing landscape.
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