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How pro bono is making me a better lawyer

There are many opportunities to get involved with pro bono and several reasons why it is a good idea to do so. Verity discusses the pro bono opportunities she has been involved in and how they have strengthened her ability as a trainee solicitor.

To the point: technology & digitalisation l August 2020

Welcome to the August edition of Schoenherr’s to the point: technology & digitalisation newsletter! We are excited to present a selection of legal developments in the area of technology & digitalisation in the wider CEE region.

GC roundtable: How to communicate with impact in a virtual world

As most of us are still working from home, we are communicating virtually for long periods every day, with diverse groups of people from different cultures, forums and time zones. We are continuing our usual work tasks and commitments, but now having to deliver meetings and presentations as well as communicate a host of difficult messages.


DLA Piper’s non-profit affiliate looks set to receive Global Citizenship Award

The American Lawyer has announced that DLA Piper’s non-profit affiliate New Perimeter will receive a lifetime achievement Global Citizenship Award as part of the publication’s inaugural Global Legal Awards. DLA Piper will be honoured at a dinner on 23 September at Gotham Hall in New York City. After receiving more than 300 nominations, the publication […]

Shoosmiths’ publishing and digital media specialist Kaye speaks at Outsell event

Shoosmiths partner Laurence Kaye was the guest speaker at one of Outsell’s regular leadership council meetings. Outsell is a research and advisory company focused solely on media, information and technology. Kaye, who specialises in publishing and digital media, updated senior business information executives and led a discussion on the European intellectual property framework, explaining how […]

Congratulations all round

For once the big news this week in The Lawyer Management isn’t about layoffs, mergers or firms collapsing. This edition celebrates those firms that have made it onto the shortlist for our inaugural awards, which will be held on 24 September. From global diversity initiatives at DLA Piper, revenue-generating social media tools at Taylor Wessing […]

Code of practice for well-maintained highways held to be non-mandatory guidance

Some local authorities may have been concerned by the decision of Mrs Justice Slade in AC v Devon County Council [2012] EWHC 796 (QB), which held that the recommended inspection interval of roads in a non-statutory code of practice was a mandatory standard. While overtaking a slower-moving vehicle on a country road, the vehicle left […]

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