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.
R (on the application of Maguire) v HM Senior Coroner for Blackpool & Fylde  EWCA Civ 738 The Court of Appeal has ruled that the state’s investigative obligations under Article 2 ECHR do not arise where someone lacking capacity and deprived of their liberty dies of natural causes.The state’s obligations under Article 2 had not been triggered in this case […]
Whatever the media headlines, “this is not a case about choosing to die, it is about an adult’s capacity to shape and control the end of his life. This is an important facet of personal autonomy which requires to be guarded every bit as jealously for the incapacitous as for the capacitous”
The difference between the Scottish and English approaches to managing coronavirus appears to be growing.
Laws which criminalise what would otherwise be normal daily life and which the police must enforce must be clear, unambiguous, fair and fairly applied, logical and proportionate to the public health imperative. The purpose of this blog post is to illustrate the difficulties with the amended legislation, the inconsistencies between the laws of the four nations of the UK, as well as the problems of enforcement by the police.
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.
The business supplies sector has had to move swiftly and decisively during the Coronavirus pandemic to meet the changing demands of customers.
In the same week as the EU stimulus package was agreed, the Irish Government has announced a series of measures to support the Irish economy, assist business and promote employment in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Does anonymity ever have a productive role to play in your business? In an article by Josh Berin, he suggests one of the revolutionary and beneficial aspects of feedback and internal communication apps is their ability to allow employees to rate or offer improvements to their superiors without having to reveal their identity.
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Five funds and corporate lawyers have joined K&L Gates’ Hong Kong office as Orrick’s Hong Kong base shuts its doors. The team moving to K&L Gates is led by Orrick Hong Kong funds partners Sook Young Yeu and Scott Peterman. Of counsel William Ho has also joined K&L Gates as a partner, along with two […]
Brodies has recorded its tenth consecutive year of growth, with a 7 per cent revenue increase. Over 2019/20, the firm’s revenue rose from £76.9m to £82m while profits before partner distributions were £38.5m, up from £37.4m the previous year (3 per cent growth). Cash balances also increased from £21m to £25m. Average profit per equity […]
Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has been rebuked and fined by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The regulator investigated after WBD self-reported. A corporate client asked WBD to hold funds for it in the firm’s accounts. The client requested that these funds were held on behalf of the client’s client – who was not associated with WBD. […]
A High Court judge, giving his verdict in the latest spat between mining company Vale and BSG Resources, has criticised litigants and their advisers for adopting a “needlessly antagonistic” stance in disputes. Master Davison made the comments after dismissing an application made by former BSG director Dag Lars Cramer against a Part 71 Order requested […]
Slaughter and May has scoped out Goldman Sachs’ former European HQ as an option for its London relocation. The Lawyer understands that with its current lease expiring in 2026, the firm has looked at Peterborough Court on Fleet Street as a potential new HQ. Slaughters has occupied the entire 260,000 sq ft of its 1 […]
Clifford Chance, Ashurst, DLA Piper and Dentons are among the firms that have secured a place on The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)’s latest £8.6m legal panel. The new, expanded panel is made up of 15 firms, with new appointments including Clyde & Co, Pinsent Masons and Mills & Reeve. Whereas previously the FCA had separate […]