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Oxford legal firm Howes Percival makes key hire and expands offices

Oxford legal firm Howes Percival makes key hire and expands offices

Law firm Howes Percival has appointed commercial law and technology specialist Max Windich to its Oxford office. The firm also announced it is moving to larger offices within its existing building to accommodate a growing team. Max joins Howes Percival from Witney-based Bartington Instruments Ltd, where he was Legal Director, and is part of the firm’s plan to develop a broader legal offering in the city. Previously Max, who lives in Oxford, ran his own legal practice, Windich Legal, which served a wide range of clients, including Government organisations, Universities, SMEs, national and multinational businesses. He has particular expertise advising on procurement and outsourcing transactions, IT and technology contracts, complex supply chain and licensing arrangements. Max has also supported key clients as an extension of their in-house function, priding himself on his close relationships with in-house counsel and his tailored approach to individual client needs. Howes Percival’s newest regional office was created in January 2024, following the acquisition of Oxford based specialist commercial, IP & media law firm Maier Blackburn. Maier Blackburn was founded in …

5 Villages Group makes new hire to head up logistics and distribution

5 Villages Group makes new hire to head up logistics and distribution

5 Villages Group, which operates in the logistics, distribution and manufacturing industries, has welcomed Mark Houghton to the team. Mark brings more than 15 years’ experience in the global supply chain to his new role as managing director of 5VG’s logistics and distribution arm. He’ll be responsible for the continued growth of the business – including Hampshire brands like Drumcross and Kitson Recycling – as well as supporting the board on special projects. “I’m thrilled to take up this position and look forward to bringing fresh energy and innovative ideas to enhance our portfolio”, said Mark. “I recognize the challenges ahead and the complexities of scaling multiple diverse business adventures. “I look forward to working together with the team and building a brighter future.” Don Iro, chair and group MD, added: “Mark is a leader in the logistics, transport and distribution sector, a business line which is pivotal for us at 5VG. “We’re excited to have him join us at this stage in our journey and look forward to further growth in the coming months and …

EnviroSpark just got M, and it’s ready to hire Tesla Supercharger team talent

EnviroSpark just got $50M, and it’s ready to hire Tesla Supercharger team talent

Photo: IHG Hotels & Resorts Thanks to a new $50 million investment, Atlanta-based EV charging company EnviroSpark wants to hire as many of the Tesla Supercharger team as possible. The $50 million investment from mid-market infrastructure equity investment firm Basalt Infrastructure Partners will allow EnviroSpark to rapidly grow its owned and operated network across the US, innovate technologies, and make its EV infrastructure more accessible and sustainable. EnviroSpark wants to do that with laid-off talent from Tesla, specifically the Supercharger team, which was laid off just over a week ago. This pop-up is on its website’s homepage: Aaron Luque, cofounder and CEO of EnviroSpark, said in an emailed statement: This is the single greatest talent acquisition opportunity since I founded EnviroSpark. Tesla had been able to scale their charging infrastructure due in no small part to the talented employees on the Supercharger team. With the help of our recent investment from Basalt, we’re looking to bring on as many of these highly skilled individuals as possible to achieve our ambitious growth objectives. Following a successful $15 million …

Shakespeare Martineau’s Southampton office makes new hire

Shakespeare Martineau’s Southampton office makes new hire

Law firm Shakespeare Martineau has welcomed experienced commercial litigator Paula Swain to its new Southampton office. Paula, who was until recently the head of Shoosmiths’ Solent office, will be supporting the continued success and growth of Shakespeare Martineau’s national debt and asset recovery team. She brings more than 24 years’ post-qualification experience, which includes more than half a decade leading Shoosmiths’ UK-wide commercial recoveries department. Paula regularly advises creditor companies on their finance and business disputes, and is accustomed to handling disputes around guarantees and indemnities, complex asset recoveries, breach of warranty, and fraud claims. She will be joined by team supervisor Ray Welsby, also from Shoosmiths, who will be a supervisor in the debt and asset recovery team. Paula has been a familiar face in the local legal and professional community since her time as an undergraduate at the University of Southampton. In 2018, she was elected a director of the Solent LEP then became a director of the Solent Freeport in 2021. Paula has a visiting fellowship at Solent University’s law school, and …

Hims & Hers Health Shares Tumble After CEO Says ‘Will Hire Anti-Israel Student Protesters’ 

Hims & Hers Health Shares Tumble After CEO Says ‘Will Hire Anti-Israel Student Protesters’ 

Publicly traded telehealth company Hims & Hers Health, Inc. tumbled into a correction at the end of last week when the CEO said he and other executives were “eager” to hire anti-Israel student protesters.  “Moral courage > College degree,” Palestinian-American CEO Andrew Dudum wrote on X.  Dudum said, “If you’re currently protesting against the genocide of the Palestinian people & for your university’s divestment from Israel, keep going. It’s working.”  “There are plenty of companies & CEOs eager to hire you, regardless of university discipline,” he noted.  Substack author Jordan Schachtel responded to Dudum’s post on X by indicating his activism is a “violation of fiduciary duty…”  Violation of fiduciary duty in support of Hamas. Bold move, Cotton. — Jordan Schachtel @ dossier.today (@JordanSchachtel) May 2, 2024 “What does this have to do with your business? why does this belong at a public company? Marshall Wace isn’t paying you to play politics,” Martin Shkreli wrote. what does this have to do with your business? why does this belong at a public company? Marshall Wace isn’t paying you to play politics — Martin Shkreli (e/acc) (@MartinShkreli) May 2, 2024 Here’s what …

‘Singaporeans need to level up’: Companies say flexi-work could push them to hire overseas

‘Singaporeans need to level up’: Companies say flexi-work could push them to hire overseas

GAPS IN PROTECTING WORKERS For a long-time advocate of flexi-work, the new guidelines are helpful for defining and standardising what flexible work arrangements are, but gaps remain. Ms Sher-li Torrey is the founder of Mums@Work, a career portal with 60,000 members in Singapore that supports working mothers by listing jobs that offer flexible arrangements.  Since the portal started in 2010, employers now understand better what flexi-work is but this is still lacking among some smaller firms, according to Ms Torrey. She said of the new guidelines: “It is a step in the right direction. Is it going to move the needle? Not now, and definitely not in the near future.” But requiring employers to fairly consider requests for flexi-work empowers workers to ask for such arrangements and can help them stay in their jobs, she said. However, they do not protect jobseekers looking for flexibility, including mothers returning to work, she said. Instead, asking about flexibility during a job interview could backfire on the candidate. “So what this helps is talent retention, not talent attraction,” …

Shonda Rhimes Had to Hire Security After Grey’s Anatomy Fans Got Mean

Shonda Rhimes Had to Hire Security After Grey’s Anatomy Fans Got Mean

Shonda Rhimes revealed she had to hire private security following season finales of Grey’s Anatomy before stepping down as showrunner in 2015. The prolific writer sat down for an interview with The Sunday Times ahead of Bridgerton season three, part one, dropping on Netflix next month. Over the course of the conversation, Rhimes discussed how she used to regularly engage with fans of her shows on social media but has mostly stepped back in the past few years. “Social media changed. Fans have passionate feelings, and I was always fine with that,” she told the U.K. publication. “I understand that the characters felt like their friends. They were my imaginary friends too. That’s why I was writing them. And I think people just had very strong feelings about what happened with their friends. But then it became weird.” She explained that after every season finale of Grey’s, she had to have a police car parked outside her house for a week because she was getting death threats from fans who were unhappy with how that …

Zoe Ball welcomes divisive new BBC Radio 2 hire Paddy McGuinness

Zoe Ball welcomes divisive new BBC Radio 2 hire Paddy McGuinness

For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails Zoe Ball has weighed in on the debate around BBC Radio 2’s divisive new hire, after backlash erupted online following the announcement. After the death of Steve Wright on 12 February this year, the broadcaster confirmed a number of changes to its Sunday programming, which left some listeners unhappy and threatening to stop listening to the station altogether. On Tuesday (2 April), Michael Ball was announced as Wright’s replacement for Love Songs, which will air from 9 to 11am. Top Gear host Paddy McGuinness will take over Michael Ball’s existing 11am to 1pm slot with a new radio show – and his appointment raised some eyebrows. “What is the BBC’s obsession with Paddy McGuinness???? I’d rather ram hot pokers in my ears than listen to him on the radio,” said one angry fan. Others continue to blame McGuinness for the axing of Question of Sport saying, “How many …

Stay-At-Home Mom Asks If She’d Be Selfish To Hire A Nanny

Stay-At-Home Mom Asks If She’d Be Selfish To Hire A Nanny

Parenting can be an isolating endeavor, especially when your kids are young. It can feel like your whole world revolves around them, with little time to tend to your own needs. One mom wrote to the r/parenting subreddit wondering if she was wrong for seeking out one specific way to take care of herself. The stay-at-home mom asked if she’d be ‘selfish’ to hire a nanny for her 2-year-old so she could have time for her hobbies. She explained that she’s been in a full-time, stay-at-home parenting role for almost all of her toddler’s life, writing, “I had had no break since birth except for three or so months when I managed to go regularly to the gym.” She credited regular exercise with helping her get physically in shape, boosting her serotonin levels, and improving her mood. Her husband cared for their son in the morning so that she could work out until it became “too difficult” to balance it with his work schedule.  RELATED: Woman Says Her Husband Won’t Let Her Be A Stay-At-Home Mom, Despite Him …

Hire factcheckers to fight election fake news, EU tells tech firms | Social media

Hire factcheckers to fight election fake news, EU tells tech firms | Social media

Social media firms including TikTok, X, Facebook and Instagram will be required to put an army of factcheckers and moderators in place with a collective knowledge of 24 EU languages amid fears that the European parliamentary elections will be a prime target for disinformation campaigns run by Russia and others including the far right. The new rules flow from the EU’s Digital Services Act (DSA), which regulates content on social media, and follows a public consultation with civil society and election observation groups in February. “The European parliament elections are particularly vulnerable and they need to put special measures in place,” said an EU official unveiling the new processes. Under the guidelines, tech companies will be required to take six actions including the installation of native-language factchecking teams and of risk assessment units. Content generated by AI will have to be labelled as such. Escalation protocols and rapid alert systems to combat potential spikes in disinformation before and after voting, which takes place between 6 June and 9 June, must also be in place. These …