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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?


Litigation Writs 13/06/95

Former navy mechanic Ian Liddle who was severely injured in an accident last year is suing the Ministry of Defence. Liddle, of Portsmouth, lost one eye and suffered head injuries after being trapped and crushed by a lift while working on HMS Illustrious in January 1994. His writ says a lift above him was activated […]

Students claim high cost orders damage chances of appeal

THE COUNCIL of Legal Education has come under fire from a group of former students who claim CLE solicitors have threatened them with high cost orders in an effort to avoid appeals against the council’s assessment system. The CLE could face actions from up to 40 students who have notified the Visitors to the Inns […]

Subs issue top of list at Bar AGM

The Bar Council’s problems in finding a legal way to force barristers to pay their subscriptions was due to become an issue at the council’s annual general meeting (AGM) over the weekend. Michael Blair, Bar Council treasurer, was due to include mention of the problem in his AGM address as The Lawyer went to press […]

Struck off solicitor set to fight tribunal

A SOLICITOR who was jailed for defrauding the Legal Aid Board by making false claims for advice given to prostitutes was struck off the register last week John Shepherd, who ran two firms in Liverpool before serving his three-year sentence, appeared before the Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal on 6 June. He claims the panel of two […]

In brief: Surrey firm signs up to European network

Guildford and Farnham firm Stevens & Bolton has joined Euro-Link for Lawyers, the largest worldwide network for medium-sized law firms. Established in 1989, Euro-Link has more than 80 members, including law firms and in-house lawyers from major companies throughout Europe. Stevens & Bolton partner Richard King says the wide range of specialist advice available through […]

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