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Workplace mentorship and why it builds great organisations

Starting an entirely new job usually requires you to learn from more experienced co-workers. Even if you’ve had training beforehand, there’s often a world of difference between preparing to do a job in theory, and actually carrying it out in practice.

Video: Keeping trade moving revisited

Last October our in-house lawyer training day sought to address the question of how can we keep trade moving? We looked at issues such as: the speed of change, Brexit, collaboration and the changing customer.

COVID-19: Where now for employment tribunals?

Recent reforms to the Employment Tribunal system and a move towards virtual hearings are intended to boost hearing capacity and access to justice. We consider the developments to the pre-existing approach and what this means for employers. Justice in slow motion?

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Mishcon called in on high-risk bond company collapse

Mishcon de Reya has been called in to advise the joint administrators of high-risk bond company London Capital & Finance. Seasoned dispute resolution partner Mike Stubbs is to work on the administration alongside a team of other Mishcon lawyers. The company has appointed Finbarr O’Connell, Adam Stephens, Henry Shinners and Colin Hardman of Smith and […]

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Listed law firm brought in for KPMG on Patisserie Valerie collapse

KPMG has appointed a UK law firm to advise it on the administration of Patisserie Valerie, months after the café chain became embroiled in a scandal over accounting irregularities. Gateley, led by Birmingham restructuring partner Daniel French and Manchester partner Stuart Tait, is working with the Big Four accountant on the process. Patisserie Holdings confirmed yesterday that it has […]

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Revealed: Slaughters’ expected fees for Wonga’s collapse

Slaughter and May is in line to pick up a pay packet of £700,000 for its work advising on the administration of payday lender Wonga, falling in line with fees already paid to legal advisers on retail restructurings. The firm was drafted in when Wonga collapsed into administration under a mass of compensation claims at […]

White & Case brought in for Coast as retailer collapses

Three firms have been called in to advise on the restructuring of fashion retailer Coast, the latest in a long line of high street brands to fall into administration. The chain’s collapse will lead to the immediate closure of 24 stores and concessions across the UK, while around 600 staff will decamp to Karen Millen, […]

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