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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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Insolvency Special Report: means to an end

A new ethical code governing the conduct of licensed insolvency practitioners comes into effect this month. Frances Coulson looks at what it will mean for the industry This month a new ethical code for all licensed insolvency practitioners (IPs) comes into force. The code is based on the five fundamental principles of integrity, objectivity, professional […]

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Going solo

This is written for the benefit of all lawyers out there chewing their nails to bits or having panic attacks over their employment situation. Whether you have been made redundant or fear redundancy may be coming, here is my story and how I have coped with the doom and gloom of the economic crisis and […]

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Cadwalader’s Bob Link to head London office after walkout

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft is flying in managing partner and former chairman Bob Link (pictured) to head up its London office, after failing to convince the bulk of its London partnership to stay at the firm. Link plans to helm the London office for 12 to 18 months and rebuild an operation which was ravaged […]

Macfarlanes to make up to 14 redundant

Macfarlanes has launched a redundancy consultation that could affect up to 14 staff, including seven fee earners. Up to seven lawyers are expected to lose their jobs in the real estate practice, which has been hit hard by the economic slump, with a further seven secretaries expected to be made redundant in corporate and real […]

DLA Piper kept busy as slump continues to hit UK businesses

DLA Piper kept busy as slump continues to hit UK businesses” />DLA Piper bagged roles on three high-profile administrations as businesses across the UK ­continued to succumb in the pre-Christmas period. A team led by partners Michael Fiddy and Jona­than Leitch advised tea and coffee chain Whittard of Chelsea in the run-up to being placed […]

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