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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?


RPC promotes two to equity partnership

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain has promoted two lawyers to the partnership, one down on the three it made up last year. Richard Burger and Alison Clarke both become equity partners. Burger, a regulation and compliance specialist, joined the firm in 2008 from Mills & Reeve. He previously worked at the FSA as a senior enforcement lawyer. […]

City quartet guides brand-led TUI Travel pensions revamp

Herbert Smith, CMS Cameron McKenna, Linklaters and Stephenson Harwood all landed roles on TUI Travel’s cost-cutting pension schemes revamp. The travel company has used the value of its Thomson and First Choice brands to help cut the cost of running the schemes. It is anticipated that the deal will save the company £38m a year. […]

Hugh Verrier

White & Case hands Verrier second term at the helm

White & Case has re-elected its global chairman Hugh Verrier for a second four-year term after he stood unopposed for the position. Verrier was elected to his first term as chairman in August 2007. A project finance lawyer, he was a member of the firm’s management board between 2004-07.   In a statement Verrier said: […]


BLP scraps special deals for one-size-fits-all pay culture

Shift away from guaranteed deals for high-profile lateral hires Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is ditching its long-term strategy of hiring prominent partners on guaranteed pay deals in favour of a single remuneration system for all those in the equity. The firm’s willingness to dig deep for a succession of big-name hires in the past several […]

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