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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?


Winners and losers

Where there’s a loser, there’s usually a winner. So far in credit crunch terms, most of the winners are hard to pinpoint. But in the aftermath of the collapse of Heller Ehrman, the most successful vultures are already making themselves known. Yesterday (9 October), Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe became one of the biggest beneficiaries of […]

Browne Jacobson

UK 200 Position: 74 UK … Position: 75 Firm: Browne Jacobson Turnover: £34.8mProfit per equity partner: £354KEarnings per partner: £175KEquity spread: £187K-£392KNet profit: £7.8mProfit margin: 22 per centRevenue per fee-earner: £0KRevenue per lawyer: £187KRevenue per partner: £552KRevenue per equity partner: £1.74mTotal number of fee-earners: 255Total number of qualified partners: 186Total number of partners: 63Total number […]

Four Bircham Dyson Bell lawyers face axe

Bircham Dyson Bell lawyers face axe” />Bircham Dyson Bell has made three lawyers redundant, while another is in redundancy talks. Two real estate lawyers and one corporate lawyer have lost their jobs, while a third real estate lawyer is currently in a redundancy consultation. A firm spokesperson said: “We are exposed to the downturn in […]

Two ton test

The creation by merger of two 100-plus lawyer firms looks set to test the decade-long dominance of the top three Italian practices. The trends of the Italian legal market over the past decade are well-established. International firms struggle with rows and defections, while elite local firms remain untouched with a grip on the high-end work. […]

Splash course

Tulkinghorn considers ­himself to be one of the most environmentally friendly people he knows, on account of him not ­owning anything electrical, or moving much beyond his drawing room. But news has reached Tulkinghorn of an even greener legal figure. Susan Hazledine, the graduate recruitment partner at Allen & Overy, avoids all those nasty emissions […]

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