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The implications of Maughan: the Chief Coroner’s Law Sheet #6

The new Chief Coroner, HHJ Teague QC, has just published his first legal guidance in the form of “Law Sheet 6” addressing the impact of the case of R (on the application of Maughan) v Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire [2020] UKSC 46 on coronial practice.

Meaning and purpose: how the best teams are created

The idea of “high-functioning teams” is often discussed as a hallmark of great organisations. Many organisations work hard to create the conditions where teams can thrive; where the total is greater than the sum of the parts, where team members feel compelled to contribute and work together at the positive edge of their collective performance.

A new normal: The challenge of supervising lawyers in the post-COVID workplace

The legal workplace looks a lot different in 2020. In the span of just weeks this year, law firms – along with many other professional organisations – made the kinds of workplace transformations that would have otherwise taken decades. In the UK during the height of lockdowns in June, 49 percent of workers reported working […]

Aviation: Liquidity boosted by loyalty – creative collateral

2020 was a crippling year for the aviation industry. With daily cash burn running into the tens of millions of dollars for many airlines, access to liquidity has been critical as treasury teams and fleet managers juggle expenses with decimated revenue. Many governments pledged state aid but what has been delivered to date has simply not been enough.

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Essex Court reveals new joint heads of chambers

Following David Foxton QC’s elevation to the High Court, Essex Court has now confirmed its new joint heads of chambers, with Joe Smouha QC and Huw Davies QC set to take over the reins. The pair’s appointment at the magic circle set will come into full effect as of 10 January, as they prepare to […]

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Jones Day partner leaves firm amid Ocado controversy

The Jones Day partner accused of ordering the destruction of documents in a high-profile case related to Ocado, has now left the US firm. It was reported by The Lawyer In November that Ocado was pursuing a committal application against Raymond McKeeve, alleging he “interfered with the due administration of justice” by intentionally destroying “confidential […]

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Clifford Chance wins role on Apple’s licensing agreement with UK chip maker

A partner duo from Clifford Chance has taken legal duties for UK chip designer Imagination Technologies as part of a license contract with Apple that will revive a relationship that ended a few years ago. The multi-year license agreement marks a new collaboration between Apple and Imagination Technologies, which in the past provided graphic chips […]

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