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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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When Freeserve was unhappy with Oftel's ruling on BT Openworld, it took the case to the CAT. But was its appeal a success? That depends on which way you look at it, says Robbie Downing

Lexindia swoops for PwC top dog

The Indian law firm Lexindia which launched in New York in February has hired the most senior member of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) India and the legal head of a prominent business. The corporate firm, which specialises in advising foreign investors in India and setting up joint ventures, also has offices in London and Paris. Former PwC […]

Freshfields out as Dorsey lands Pearson instruction

Dorsey & Whitney’s London team has barged aside Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to secure its first instruction for Pearson, the UK’s largest media and leisure group Partner John Byrne led the Dorsey team advising Pearson on its £20m joint venture with examining board Edexcel. The firm won pitches for the corporate and property aspects of the […]

Davenports hikes corporate with Paisners hire

Davenport Lyons has hired Paisner & Co partner Jeanette Gregson to its corporate department. Gregson, who was at Paisners for almost nine years, specialises in listings and offerings, together with M&A, joint ventures and corporate advisory work. Her appointment takes the number of corporate partners at Davenports to five.

Associated British Ports settles on its favourites

The legal director of Associated British Ports (ABP) has reviewed the company’s outsourcing arrangements and drawn up a list of preferred firms Work was previously outsourced by individual officials at the 21 ports owned and managed by ABP, a process in line with the company’s policy of decentralisation, but this was deemed highly inefficient. The […]

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