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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?


Mourant raids Guernsey rival following split

Jersey-headquartered Mourant du Feu & Jeune has bolstered its growing Guernsey office with the hire of equity partner John Lewis from local rival Collas Day following its split earlier this year. Lewis has been with Mourant for two weeks, bolstering the firm’s Guernsey office, which opened in January 2006, to three partners. Guernsey’s Collas Day […]

Hammonds turnover sneaks up and PEP rockets

Hammonds has boosted average profit per equity partner (PEP) 23 per cent from £328,000 last year to £404,000, the firm’s 2006-07 financial year-end results reveal. The 2006-07 year-end figures, revealed today, also show turnover having hit £127.6m excluding the results recorded by the firm’s Italian joint venture, Hammonds Rossotto, a three per cent increase on […]

The law loses its lustre

Nearly a quarter of you want to quit. In a desperately competitive recruitment market, that’s just about the last thing law firm managers need to hear. Shocking? Yes. Not many apparently sought-after professions have a quarter of their members wanting to quit. The whole issue of work-life balance has now, surely, reached a tipping point […]

Last drags at Lovells

Oh the iniquity of it all. Not even lawyers, it seems, are immune to the Government’s wide-ranging slashing of civil liberties. For, with less than two days to go before the smoking ban comes into effect, poor Lovells is being forced to shut the door on its skiving… sorry… smoking room for the final time. […]

Work Life Quiz: Libby Savill, Olswang

What was your first-ever job?Working in a boutique in Sydney aged 15. What was your worst experience as a trainee?I wasn’t really ever a trainee – the concept didn’t exist in Sydney when I started working. But as a very junior lawyer my worst experiences were self-inflicted, by bringing my personal life – boyfriends – […]

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