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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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Eversheds offers alternative to partner with director role

Eversheds is introducing the role of legal director at the firm, as an alternative career path to partnership. Candidates will start applying for the new role before the end of 2011, with the first batch of promotions expected to be made in May 2012. In some offices outside the UK, legal directors will be known […]

Ashley Connick

An African adventure

I write this, my first piece for The Lawyer, amidst a scene of carnage. Not in the legal landscape – though recent weeks have seen some big stories, and the future promises similar excitement – but in my house. Ashley Connick is about to start his LPC before starting his training contract in August I […]

Ashurst goes on a diet

For a while there it looked like Ashurst would get away with just the fallout from its war on real estate and energy. The perception that senior management considered anything other than corporate and finance as peripheral was reinforced when the firm shifted six real estate partners and three in energy, transport and infrastructure down […]

Goodwin hires Ashurst partner duo for City push

Goodwin Procter has hired two partners from Ashurst in London, one of whom will join the US firm as London office chair. David Evans and Samantha Lake Coghlan will both join Goodwin Procter’s City office as partners once they complete their notice periods at Ashurst. Both Evans and Lake Coghlan have spent their entire legal […]

Tax break

An end to Swiss tax barriers means more work for lawyers, although the expected M&A pick-up has yet to materialise. Just over a month ago the UK Government announced – with some glee – that it had initialled an agreement with Switzerland to “tackle offshore tax evasion”. The treaty, which is yet to be ratified […]

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