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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?


Courting clarification

When Lehman Brothers went into meltdown back in September 2008, insolvency lawyers knew that unwinding the bank would take years. And so it has proved, not just for Lehman but all the other financial institutions that failed at the height of the crisis. Much business restructuring was necessary following the numerous bank failures and the […]

Clifford Chance taps Sydney firm for Asia restructuring partner

Clifford Chance has bolstered its Hong Kong office with the hire of a partner from Sydney firm Henry Davis York. Restructuring lawyer Nick Dunstone, who was a partner at Henry Davis York and established the firm’s distressed investing practice, has over 14 years’ experience. His expertise lies in distressed debt investment and the restructuring of […]

Revolution in the streets brings arguments in the courts

Take me to your leader

The tricky question as to the legal status of governments in times of upheaval routinely falls to the English courts to wrestle with. By Charles Brasted As the Arab Spring moves into its first, but perhaps not last, autumn, the work of building a future begins for countries that have gone through ­political and social […]

Darius Lewington

On the move

Maclay Murray & Spens has boosted its London corporate capabilities with the lateral hire of Darius Lewington as a partner. Move of the week He joins from Pinsent Masons’ London office, where he was a relationship partner for a number of US and other multinational ­companies. Formerly with Allen & Overy, Lewington advises on a […]

Colonel Gaddafi

Landlord’s Gaddafi link stalls BLG’s office switch

An investment company linked to fallen Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi could dash Barlow Lyde & Gilbert’s (BLG) hopes of moving into merger partner Clyde & Co’s London offices soon after the deal goes through. BLG is exploring options that would release it from its lease at Beaufort House before its next break clause comes up […]

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