This year the Silicon Valley comes to the UK (SVC2UK) Summit was held virtually and included a discussion on “London: a ‘Good Growth’ Recovery” between Natalie Campbell, the recently appointed CEO of Belu Water (the social enterprise company which fulfils the water requirements of the UK’s catering sector, giving most of its profits to WaterAid) and Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London.
Many supply chains are likely to be significantly impacted by Brexit. The Brexit transition period ends in a matter of weeks and, to date, no trade deal has been agreed. Is there anything that you can do now?
The government has confirmed it will present a one-year Spending Review to Parliament on 25 November 2020, deferring the Budget and consideration of departmental spending plans until the economic and fiscal consequences of the coronavirus pandemic are clearer.
In this new era of enforced homeworking, frequent media reports show a rising demand for computer monitoring software that can be installed remotely and used by employers to silently monitor employee activity. But what are the implications of this?
Effective performance management has a significant role to play in both individual and organisational success. A well-managed process can help individuals understand what is expected of them as well as support them to achieve the expected level.
Partner Daniel Wilmot, Senior Associate Veronica Connolly, and Associate James Coen set out the issues that GCs should think about when considering whether to proceed with a virtual arbitration hearing.
The onset of the pandemic meant usual working practices for many employees changed almost overnight.
Why do landlords and tenants need to know about Capitol Park Leeds v Global Radio Services?
The simplified lay-off is an exceptional and temporary measure aimed at maintaining jobs in companies in a business crisis, which may choose between reducing normal working periods and/or suspending employment contracts.
As expected the First Minister announced that hospitality in the West of Scotland and in some Central and Eastern areas* will enter level 4 of the Protection Levels Framework for a three week period as of 6pm on Friday 20 November 2020 effectively locking down hospitality businesses and non-essential retail.
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The first ever ranking of the largest firms in terms of corporate revenues is revealed this week. The Lawyer UK Corporate 50 assesses the market share and bench strength of law firms handling M&A, private equity, venture capital and ECM transactions. The three leading firms have efficiently farmed a public company client base Linklaters tops […]
Kate Staples of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is The Lawyer’s General Counsel of the Year, sponsored by FTI Consulting, for 2020. She wowed the judges, who praised her “passion and commitment to her role.” Said one: “Kate has shown that she takes a fresh view to the role of a regulator, has shown innovation […]
Linklaters has committed to spend between £308m and £445m on lease payments for its new headquarters in coming years, its LLP accounts show. The lease will run for 20 years, a lengthy period of time when considering the revolution in the use of office space brought about by Covid-19. In February, the magic circle firm […]
Simmons & Simmons has conducted a firmwide project to improve client service during the pandemic period, with the firm’s managing partner holding weekly calls to guide partners through the economic consequences of the pandemic. The initiative, called Fast Forward, was born one and a half years ago as a way of providing clients with useful […]
Clifford Chance is looking to launch a new curriculum to extend lawyers’ understanding of technology and its applications on client matters starting next year. The course, currently dubbed ‘Innovation Academy’, is being put together by the firm’s innovation team in collaboration with other functions, including graduate recruitment. The idea is the brainchild of April Brousseau, […]
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has changed its legal structures in several European Union jurisdictions as the magic circle firm readies for Brexit. Freshfields is the first of the magic circle to have completed the conversion into a German equivalent of the UK LLP structure – known as Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mit beschränkter Berufshaftung (PartG mbB), a legal form […]