0 Have your say Scottish legal firm Anderson Strathern has announced a raft of promotions, including at partner level, sealing a year of solid growth. The Edinburgh-headquartered firm has unveiled three new partner appointments and a senior associate promotion, while three senior solicitors moving up to associate level and five solicitors are promoted to senior solicitor. It also retained all of its second year trainees.Nick Howie becomes a partner in the firm’s corporate team. He joined the practice in 2017 and clients include Apex Hotels and Dentex Healthcare Group.Alasdair Johnstone, who trained with Anderson Strathern, becomes a partner in the firm’s private client team, focusing on high net worth individuals. Stephen McDonagh becomes a partner, leading the firm’s risk and compliance team while also continuing his role as its data protection officer.In the firm’s top ranked rural land and business team, Sophie Noble is … [Read more...] about New partners as Anderson Strathern unveils string of promotions
0 Have your say Fresh from graduating, with all the right grades, credentials and a personality to match what happens if your ideal candidate is decorated with tattoos? Are the ink-ings the first thing you see during the interview and – honestly – how would or does that impact on their chances of landing the role?Despite the rise in popularity of tattoos in recent years, there are still many employers who consider them unacceptable in the workplace.By the same token, there are others who embrace individuality, creativity and see body art as little different to piercings, out-of-the-ordinary hair colour or wearing shorts to the office in hot weather – something of a head turner perhaps, but no big deal.Tattoos in the workplace are often mentioned to us by candidates who may have concerns about how their appearance will be perceived at an interview, and also by employers who are unsure about how hiring someone with tattoos will impact on their … [Read more...] about Should tattoos be allowed in the workplace?
By Duy Anh  September 18, 2019 | 05:35 pm GMT+7 Vietnam's largest wind farm in Bac Lieu Province, southern Vietnam. Photo by VnExpress/Khuong Nha. Renewables account for 9 percent of Vietnam's energy mix now, already surpassing the target of 7 percent set for 2020. As of July the country's solar energy capacity was 4,543 megawatts (MW) and wind power capacity was 626.8 MW, Le Hai Dang, a strategy board member at Electricity of Vietnam (EVN), said at the opening of the 2019 Vietnam Renewable Energy Week held in Hanoi on Tuesday. Vietnam has almost fully exploited its hydropower potential and its oil and gas reserves are running low, and so relies on thermal power plants despite the great environmental pollution they cause. Nguyen Van Nguyen, deputy chief of office of the Bac Lieu Party Committee, said the province plans to scrap plans for building thermal power plants and focus instead on renewable energy. The Mekong Delta coastal province has great … [Read more...] about Vietnam shoots past renewable energy target
PUBLISHED: 11:19 18 September 2019 | UPDATED: 11:19 18 September 2019 Henry Woodsford Summer Lane Bridge will be refurbished for five weeks. Picture: Google Archant A busy commuter road near junction 21 of the M5 will be partly closed due to roadworks for five weeks. Maintenance work on Summer Lane Bridge in Worle started yesterday (Wednesday) and will run until October 17.Network Rail's refurbishment programme involves grit blasting, which can be very noisy, before metal repair work and repainting. Pedestrian and cycle access will be maintained at all times but vehicles will be under traffic management. North Somerset Council says traffic will be reduced to a single lane with a tidal one-way system in place. In the morning rush hour, vehicles will be directed southbound towards West Wick roundabout, while in the evening vehicles will be directed northbound from West Wick roundabout.Appropriate traffic signs will be displayed when the measures are in … [Read more...] about Busy bridge to undergo five-week refurbishment
The British government was back at the country’s Supreme Court on Wednesday, arguing that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament just weeks before the country is set to leave the European Union was neither improper nor illegal.It’s the second day of a historic three-day hearing that pits the powers of Britain’s legislature against those of its executive as the country’s scheduled Brexit date of Oct. 31 looms over the U.K. economy and its political landscape.Government lawyer James Eadie argued that a lower court was right to rule that Johnson’s suspension of Parliament was a matter of “high policy” and politics, not law. Eadie called the decision to shut down Parliament “inherently and fundamentally political in nature.”He said if the court intervened it would violate the “fundamental constitutional principle” of the separation of powers between courts and the government. “This is, we … [Read more...] about UK govt insists suspension of Parliament was not illegal