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.
Along with other unprecedented measures to protect the public and the economy, the UK government announced on 23 March 2020 that commercial landlords are to be precluded from forfeiting commercial leases and evicting the tenant for non-payment of rent. This measure was originally in place until 30 June 2020 however has been extended until 30 September and will be reviewed thereafter.
June’s news ICSA publishes updated risk committee terms of reference On 1 June 2020, the Chartered Governance Institute (ICSA) published an updated version of its Terms of reference for the risk committee. The terms of reference are particularly relevant to regulated companies such as banks and insurance companies. ICAEW publishes an introductory guide to dividends […]
On 3 September 2020 amendments to the European Union (EU) Shareholder Rights Directive contained in “SRD II” will come into force. This article considers some of the key obligations on intermediaries.
Global Human Rights Sanctions are here at last, tackling alleged criminals in Russia, Saudi Arabia and elsewhere. But should they be greeted with unreserved enthusiasm?
In the recent judgment of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands in the matter of G3 Exploration Limited (Formerly Green Dragon Gas Ltd), Justice McMillan provided helpful guidance on the application of principles governing two pertinent areas of insolvency law in the Cayman Islands.
On 13 July 2020, guidance was issued providing clarity and confirmation to the treatment of virtual assets.
Mental capacity to consent to sexual relations is a topic which has plagued the Court of Protection for over a decade. Whether capacity is “person-specific”, “issue-specific”, “status-specific”, or “act-specific”, the case law has been difficult to penetrate at best.
There are numerous benefits of a legal answering service, here are just some of the reasons so many law firms use us to pick up the phone on their behalf.
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Students on the Bar Professional Training Course have voiced their anger after technical problems derailed their first online exam. Following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the BSB delayed certain BPTC exams until August then, following an outcry from students, announced the exams would be take place online instead. The delivery method chosen to allow students […]
Mishcon de Reya, which shelved further discussion of a part-IPO in the latter half of 2019/20, has reported a 5 per cent increase in PEP to just over £1m. Average profit per senior equity partner (PEP) rose to £1.05m. This meant it was finally able to improve upon its £1m figure after previously hitting the […]
Norton Rose Fulbright is the latest firm to cut pay for its newly qualified solicitors in London, which will now start with a base salary of £82,500. The drop of £5,000 coincides with a salary increase for associates and business services staff based in Europe, the Middle East and Asia in September, although this will […]
Clyde & Co has been embroiled in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal after anti-corruption officials claimed that money held in the firm’s accounts were related to an ongoing fraud investigation. The 1MDB saga is one of the world’s largest financial fraud scandals which, among other things, has seen former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak […]
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Turnover at Stephenson Harwood remained just above £200m for the second year running, with the firm unable to beat last year’s financial success. As part of a muted announcement for this year’s financials, the firm confirmed to The Lawyer that its revenue remained unchanged at £213m over 2019/20, which is far from last year’s 12 per […]