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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?


Hewitsons – UK 100

Turnover: £18m Profit per equity partner: £225,000 Equity spread: £182,000-£240,000 Net profit: £7.3m Profit margin: 41 per cent Salaried partner remuneration: N/A Revenue per lawyer: £153,000 Revenue per partner: £360,000 Revenue per equity partner: £563,000 Cost per lawyer: £91,000 Profit per lawyer: £62,000 No of partners: 50 No of equity partners: 32 No of female […]

A&O scoops Standard Chartered work

Allen & Overy (A&O) has muscled in on longstanding Slaughter and May client Standard Chartered after the magic circle firm scooped an instruction to advise the bank on a major acquisition in Korea. A&O is advising Standard Chartered on the $3.3bn (£1.75bn) acquisition of Korea First Bank (KFB), the country’s seventh-largest bank, from KFB Newbridge […]

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy – UK 100

UK/global turnover: £21m/£244m UK/global PEP: £764,000/£1.1m UK/global revenue per lawyer: £553,000/£539,000 UK revenue per partner/equity partner: £1.9m/£1.9m Global revenue per equity partner: £2.4m UK/global number of partners: 11/103 UK/global number of lawyers: 38/453 UK number of staff: 24 UK/global leverage ratio: 1:2.4/1:3.3 UK equity partner to staff ratio: 1:2.1 Equity structure: Modified lockstep. Range stretches […]

No half measures at Wetherspoon as it brings legal expertise in-house

National pub operator JD Wetherspoon has appointed Clare Eames to the position of legal director. Eames was previously a partner at the Hertford-based law firm McLellans, where she was responsible for the licensing and regulatory department. She will be responsible for a team of eight legal staff at the company’s head office in Watford. Eames […]

7 King’s Bench Walk – UK 100

Turnover: £19.4m Head of chambers: Gavin Kealey QC and Julian Flaux QC. Total tenants (silks): 39 (9) Door tenants: Eight Chambers contributions: 10-12 per cent Revenue per barrister: £497,000 Top cases last year: Barings; Glencore v Metro Trading; Hatfield Rail disaster; BP v National Union Fire Insurance Co; Film Finance litigation. No of appearances in […]

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