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In our latest episode of The Lawdown, Partners Beth Hale and Emma Bartlett discuss with Associate Pooja Dasgupta: The FCA’s consultation on proposals to boost disclosure of diversity on listed company Boards and Executive Committees, including the wide-ranging benefits of embracing such proposals and enforcement considerations; Creative measures taken by firms to tackle staff burnout […]

Welcome to the first of our Ten-Minute Talks, a series of bite-sized videos in which we focus on a particular topical employment and partnership law issue, distilling the key information which you need to know. Today we discuss Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), the recent Can’t Buy My Silence campaign, and the key things for employers and […]

This article first appeared in Employment Law Journal in November 2021 Efforts made to reach a compromise position and to consider individual circumstances will help employers demonstrate that they have acted proportionately and will help to justify the chosen work pattern. Partner and General Counsel Beth Hale and Naomi Latham explore six cases which highlight […]

CM Murray LLP is delighted to announce our rankings in the newly published Chambers and Partners UK 2022. Partnership: Band 1 “What the team is known for: Extensive, expert coverage of partnership matters with particular emphasis on contentious work. Key strengths in the legal and financial services sectors, with long experience advising UK and US firms […]

It is vital to the ongoing success of professional services firms that partner performance is actively and effectively monitored and managed. Getting it right is likely to lead to increased partner satisfaction, retention levels and firm profitability. Getting it wrong could give rise to disgruntled partners, avoidable departures, exposure to the risk of claims and […]

The government has launched a consultation on “Making Flexible Working the Default”, set to run until 1 December 2021, building on the clear case that exists, and has been brought to the fore during the Covid-19 pandemic, “to consider what more the legislation might do to support flexible working”. In this alert, Associate Pooja Dasgupta […]

This session explored how recommendations fit in throughout the investigations process as a whole from start to finish. This includes the practicalities and key issues investigators need to be thinking about, and how to put their findings into practice and effectively drive cultural change within an organisation. It featured broader insights from Marcus Shepheard (Institute […]

The Investigations Virtual Conference opened with a talk by Dame Laura Cox, a highly experienced investigator who was responsible for the investigation into sexual harassment in the House of Commons. She explored the purpose of investigations and her experience as an investigator. This was followed by a panel discussion between Dame Laura, David Smellie and […]

We are delighted to share Episode 16 of The Lawdown, our regular podcast discussing the latest key employment, discrimination and partnership law-related news stories, and the interesting legal issues behind them!

Dubbed the future of work, “hybrid working” has become one of the most talked about topics in the employment and HR world over the past year.