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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?



Intense regulation, price cuts and mergers have all had a knock-on effect for lawyers specialising in the energy field. Since regulatory bodies in charge of electricity and water demanded that companies slash domestic bills, businesses are calling on their lawyers to advise them on the changes. In turn, lawyers have been expanding their skills in […]


Without a doubt the media sector has been hit harder than any other by the dotcom revolution. The recent contradictory US and UK rulings on whether an internet service provider (ISP) is a publisher or message carrier illustrates the need for external advisers to be able to handle the shifting and often inconsistent positions in […]

… as leading Birmingham partner quits

Edge Ellison’s Birmingham office is losing a highly-rated planning partner to Pinsent Curtis. Planning and environmental law specialist Martin Damms is joining Pinsents as an associate. Edge Ellison’s head of planning Mark Newcombe says that Damms left on “amicable terms”. But it is unclear why he is taking a step down from partner to associate […]

Edge Ellison’s Leicester operation faces closure

The future of Edge Ellison’s Leicester office is hanging in the balance. The office’s 80 staff, including eight partners, are waiting for the results of a review being carried out by the firm’s Birmingham office on whether it is financially viable to have two bases in the Midlands. Edge Ellison recently carried out a profitability […]

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