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By Ding Liping, Sun Xun The emergence of 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in China has aroused deep concerns not only from companies who have business in China but also who have business contacts with their Chinese counterparts. We are now in a situation that some companies have partly resumed their work while some […]

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On-demand webinar: Employee engagement and future HR trends Q&A webinar discussion

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.

Keeping expert evidence secret at an inquest

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.

Nautica Marine Limited v Trafigura Trading (The Leonidas)

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.

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Slaughters and Freshfields spearhead L&G’s £4bn tie-up with Oxford University

Slaughter and May and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have led in Legal & General’s (L&G) £4bn house-building partnership with the University of Oxford. Slaughters corporate and finance partners Guy O’Keefe and Harry Bacon spearheaded the deal for longstanding client L&G, in its latest bid to tap into the rapidly expanding market of student accommodation. The financial […]

Bakers puts 97 roles under the spotlight in business services review

Baker McKenzie has identified 97 of its London professional and business services (PBS) staff as at risk, as part of an ongoing three-year global reorganisation plan of its PBS functions. The firm has confirmed that 33 people currently hold roles that are at risk of being made redundant. Another 18 people have already resigned their […]

Freshfields partner fails in bid to dismiss SDT hearing

A Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner will face the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal this October, after his application to dismiss allegations of misconduct were thrown out. The decision means that the case against restructuring partner Ryan Beckwith will now be heard for 10 days later this year, with evidence from the complainant lasting for three days. A […]

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