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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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ENRC lawyers challenge SFO over halted review

In the latest development to a long-running saga, the SFO has halted a review into how it carried out the ENRC corruption investigation, with the mining company’s lawyers at Hogan Lovells calling the delay “striking and unsatisfactory”. The SFO had appointed Sir David Calvert-Smith to run the review at the end of November after the […]

Sara Lawson QC

SFO makes long-awaited GC hire from the Bar

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has hired a QC from Red Lion Chambers as its top lawyer, following the departure of Alun Milford last year. Sara Lawson QC will take the reins as the SFO’s general counsel from May. She has longstanding ties to the government organisation after working as its first junior counsel in […]


SFO kickstarts search for new GC following Milford exit

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has begun its search to find a new general counsel, following incumbent Alun Milford’s decision to join the partnership at white-collar and criminal outfit Kingsley Napley. The office announced that it would be searching for a replacement in the wake of Milford’s departure, though it is understood that the SFO […]


White & Case loses Supreme Court application in Sberbank case

White & Case has lost an application in the Supreme Court for a permanent stay on the debts of its client, the International Bank of Azerbaijan (IBA). Last year, the High Court and the Court of Appeal sided with Russia’s Sberbank and IBA creditors Franklin Templeton, which opposed a challenge by the IBA to default […]

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