US authorities are reevaluating whether to bring criminal charges against Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, who has been holed up in the embassy of Ecuador in London since 2012. The move comes after Mike Pompeo, the director of the CIA, last week labelled WikiLeaks as “a non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state […]

  • 14th February 2017

How employees can affect the value of a brand
The value of a brand is not just reflected on the balance sheet. Employees can affect the value of a brand in a number of ways.

The value of a brand is not just reflected on the balance sheet. Employees can affect the value of a brand in a number of ways. Employees are visible, both inside and outside work. Here are a few tips on how to increase your brand equity: Internal Employees can make a workplace more or less […]

  • 09th February 2017

Divorced from reality
Frances Sieber featuring in the Law Gazette

When introducing the Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill into the House of Lords last month, Baroness Deech was keen to point out that the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, which she wished to change, had not been debated by parliament for over 40 years and that society had moved on in that time. She complained that judges […]

  • 12th January 2017

French law to allow employees to disconnect
What time is an acceptable cut-off point in the evening or weekend when it comes to work commitments

The recent news that employees in France are getting the legal right to avoid work emails outside working hours has been welcomed by those concerned by “work-creep”. The new French law, which has been dubbed the “right to disconnect”, came into force on 1 January. The basics are this: that companies with more than 50 […]