Discrimination: Avoiding Claims from Pregnant Workers and New Mothers – Lessons from Recent Case Law
November 29th, 2021 by Stuart Smith
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 […]
September 28th, 2021 by Stuart Smith
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 […]
What are the Legal Duties of Employers towards their Employees in Managing a Safe Return to the Office?
September 8th, 2021 by Marketing
Our Associate, Pooja Dasgupta, explores the legal duties owed by employers to their employees in managing the potential risks associated with returning to the office, and how they can best mitigate these risks, in this article first published by Governance and Compliance Magazine.
Takeaways on the Enforceability of Non-Compete Clauses from UK Supreme Court Ruling in Harcus Sinclair LLP v. Your Lawyers Ltd.
September 6th, 2021 by Marketing
In this article, published by Law360, Partner David Fisher and Associate Pooja Dasgupta revisit the key principles of the restraint of trade doctrine in Harcus Sinclair LLP v Your Lawyers Ltd. to consider the notable legal developments in this context, and the implications of the UK Supreme Court’s ruling on the doctrine, its third in three years.
September 1st, 2021 by Marketing
In this article, recently published in The Global Legal Post, Partner Emma Bartlett and Senior Associate Wonu Sanda discuss the benefits of a neurodiverse workforce and what firms can do to achieve it.
With a return to the office on the horizon, commentators and academics are warning businesses to be prepared for a rise in misconduct and harassment issues. Here, we offer our best practice steps for law firms and partners to mitigate against an increase in such behaviour. A fifth of lawyers in the UK claimed to […]
July 26th, 2021 by Marketing
The #MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements have brought into sharp focus the prevalence of misconduct allegations against partners in the professional services sectors.
July 1st, 2021 by Stuart Smith
As the usual punctuation of our everyday lives has changed, without the commas and full stops that a daily commute and holidays normally bring, law firms need to consider how best to protect lawyers’ wellbeing. The legal sector can be a stressful fast-paced world, with challenging billable hours targets, with little time to decompress or […]
Beth Hale and Naomi Latham discuss how to prepare for a return to the office in light of the government’s latest Covid-19 guidance and a recent decision on employees’ right to refuse to attend work on health and safety grounds.
In the current climate of global uncertainty and with many firms facing a dip in revenue and PEP, some are inevitably reviewing their partner ranks. Some partners perceived to be underperforming are facing the prospect of their teams, reporting lines and responsibilities being negatively restructured; others are staring down the barrel of de- equitisation or […]