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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?


DLA dumps directories

Other firms await future DLA rating; The Legal 500 refuses to comment DLA is to become the first major law firm to pull out of both Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500. The firm is refocusing its investment for 2001/2002 into a number of other areas and has decided not to submit an entry […]

Howreys LA appoints two new partners

Washington DC-based intellectual property (IP) firm Howrey Simon Arnold & White is taking on two insurance partners from Jones Day Reavis & Pogue as it repositions itself as a general service firm. Lester Brown and Thomas McMahon specialise in insurance recovery and commercial litigation and join the Los Angeles office of the firm. Their insurance […]

Sullivan & Cromwell nabs senior partners from troubled Jeantet

French law firm Jeantet et Associés has suffered another blow as two senior partners are leaving to join US firm Sullivan & Cromwell. The loss of top corporate partner Gerard Mazet and tax partner Jean-Pierre LeGall comes hot on the heals of the departure of intellectual property partner Pierre Lenoir and his two assistants, who […]

The people’s lawyer

Vanessa Pawsey talks to Thompsons chief executive Geoff Shears, and asks whether the firm’s corporate direction is a move away from its traditional ‘ordinary person’ image Geoff Shears, the new chief executive of Thompsons, definitely appears cool, calm and collected. But he may not be as calm as he appears. It quickly becomes apparent that […]

Halliwells hires two to replace partner losses

Halliwell Landau is losing a further two partners but is taking on two lawyers to bolster its insolvency practice. Paul Conroy, a property partner who has been with Halliwells for four years, is leaving to join Addleshaw Booth & Co’s Manchester office, just 18 months after being made up to partner. While Andrew Livesey, a […]

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