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A word about sustainability

It is perhaps better to consider Sustainability in business as a continuum. What does this mean?

Business and HR professionals must avoid getting things wrong when they are right

By Nick McEwen The coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic crisis has brought with it the inevitable consequence of high levels of redundancies as organisation after organisation struggles to survive in the current economic climate. When a business finds itself in the unenviable position of having to make some of their employees redundant, HR professionals […]

Brexit: The final countdown to secure your workforce

By Tijen Ahmet In just 11 weeks, the UK is set to leave the EU, meaning now is the time for businesses to make any final preparations. On 31 December 2020, free movement will come to an end: a cause for concern for sectors such as construction, hospitality and leisure that rely on EU migrant […]

Why metadata matters in ediscovery

Metadata is data that summarizes other data. Every file saved on a computer includes some basic information about the file, enabling the computer’s operating system to be able to deal with it. The application in use (e.g., Microsoft Word) creates this behind-the-scenes information describing the information contained on a webpage, email, document, or electronic file. […]

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Addleshaws and CMS lead as Stagecoach tycoon parts ways with Scottish investment

Addleshaw Goodard, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang and MJ Hudson have advised in private investment vehicle Souter’s sale of First Scottish Group to a US-based consortium. Addleshaw’s head of corporate in Scotland, partner David Kirchin and managing associate Laura Falls, were the lead advisers on the deal and acted for Souter, the investment vehicle of Stagecoach founder Brian […]

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Ofwat puts out tender for £4bn Thames Tideway work

Ofwat has put out a tender for the Thames Tideway Tunnel (TTT), the biggest infrastructure project ever undertaken by the UK water industry, which has so far drawn in a raft of firms. Water regulator Ofwat, which has its headquarters in Birmingham, is seeking a sole legal supplier to advise on the construction of the TTT (also […]

Ogier advises Singapore bank on purchase of Manchester student housing project

By Sara Johns, Oliver Richardson Ogier’s Jersey corporate law team has advised on the purchase of a £13 million Manchester city centre student housing project. Partner Sara Johns and senior associate Oliver Richardson led the team, who advised the Singapore-based bank on the Jersey law aspects of the transaction alongside Mills & Reeve LLP as lead […]

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From PSL to partner: Kirkland breaks new ground with Weil hire

In a rare move for a US firm in London, Kirkland & Ellis has hired a professional support lawyer as a partner to drive growth in its increasingly busy restructuring practice. Kate Stephenson joins Kirkland as a partner, having worked at Weil Gotshal & Manges for four years as a PSL in the restructuring team. […]

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