Workplace culture and employee engagement are two of the most commonly used terms on this blog, and for good reason. The relationship between the two is extremely important to the long-term success of any business.
Performance reviews are often stressful for everyone involved, and if they’re your primary method of giving employee feedback, they can be a huge source of anxiety.
Out of necessity more than anything, 2020 has become the year of remote work. Organisations across the board have spent the past several months adapting to this new reality.
It’s fair to say that a lot of people were depending on furlough back when we first went into lockdown. And while many in the legal sector were able to continue with their jobs remotely, others were unable to work and were placed on furlough. With cities across the UK going into local lockdowns, and […]
Last week we published our UK legal sector ‘State of the Workplace 2020’ report in partnership with Today’s Conveyancer and the Practical Vision Network. The aim of the report was to shine a light on the huge and lasting impact the events of 2020 have had on UK law firms and legal sector employees. We […]
Our Technology & Digital Team, and Partner Sally Mewies held a webinar discussion with Senior Associate Luke Jackson covering blockchain technologies and all the potential they have in the financial services sector and supply chain.
The recent Energy White Paper re-states the government’s intention to phase out the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030.
By Mehar Patel If we take the traditional management of a block of flats as an example: you might have one person collecting rent, feeding that information into an accounts system, chasing unpaid rent, deciding whether to escalate unpaid rents, paying the money to the owner, paying money to the bank. You might then have […]
Unlike in England, pre-trial disclosure against a third party is generally not available in Guernsey. However, there are exceptions to this rule. The main exceptions are:
In its recent decision denying certification under the Alberta Class Proceedings Act (“CPA”), the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench (the “Court”) reinvigorated its role as a gatekeeper providing more serious scrutiny of the evidence of loss at this early stage in a potential class proceeding.
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A recent welter of City office moves and lease renegotiations limited Slaughters’ options.
Strategic merger opportunities lie in the lower echelons of the UK Top 200.
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Revived interest in Japan from certain law firms may have something to do with the Rugby World Cup.
Kirkland & Ellis and Simpson Thacher are expected to deliver another strong set of results in coming weeks.
Boutiques are now looking like a particularly attractive option.
Allen & Overy has decided to shut down its two-staff satellite office in Barcelona, and focus the growth of its Spain practice from Madrid. The magic circle firm launched the Barcelona office in February 2014, with the hire of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer corporate partner Antoni Valverde. However, the office remained a small outpost with a single-fee […]
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is advising Debenhams’ administrator FRP Advisory as Boohoo snaps up the department store’s brand. The deal does not include any of Debenhams’ remaining 118 High Street stores or its workforce, meaning that up to 12,000 jobs at the department store chain are set to go. Freshfields global restructuring and insolvency head Ken Baird […]
Cornerstone Barristers has said it “repudiates the contents” of a tweet made by one of its members, with the set launching an internal investigation into the matter. The tweet was made by Jon Holbrook, who was called to the Bar in 1991. Cornerstone said the post, published on 17 January, was brought to its attention […]
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has hired its second restructuring specialist in the City, as firms look to bulk up amid a wave of deal opportunities. The London outpost of the US firm has hired partner Mandip Englund, who has spent almost two years at Reed Smith. She will work within Fried Frank’s global […]
Members of The Lawyer Hot 100 have just two things in common. The first is excellence. Every year, our Hot 100 covers an incredibly diverse mix of legal professionals: scrappers from the rough and tumble of criminal law; sharp-suited corporate dealmakers; intellectuals and silver-tongued advocates from barristers’ profession; the in-house counsel with the ear of […]
Clifford Chance is starting a series of focus groups in its London office that will look at ways to boost ethnic minority retention rates in coming years. Starting later this month and ending in the first weeks of February, the firm has formed focus groups consisting of people of ethnic minorities and white colleagues – […]