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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?

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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 […]

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Judge slammed by Appeal Court after Addleshaws spat

Mr Justice Peter Smith was slammed by the Court of Appeal today (4 July) for marring his judgment with his personal feelings in a recusal application. The case of Howell v Lees-Millais was due to be heard on 28 June but the law firm Addleshaw Goddard, whose head of the private client group Paul Howell […]

Understanding their motivation helps retain staff

Attracting good people is, of course, a major priority for law firms, but the real challenge is keeping them. The first step is to understand what motivates people, and financial incentives seem to be moving down the pecking order and are being replaced with a very clear idea among employees about the types of environment […]

Maclays pleased with 12 per cent growth

Maclay Murray & Spens has unveiled significant increases in both turnover and profit in its annual results for 2006/07. Turnover at the 72-partner firm rose 12 per cent to £54.3m, up from last year’s record £48.3m. Average profit per equity partner (PEP) is yet to be finalised but is expected to be around £315,000, also […]

SABMiller nets Lovells relationship partner

Lovells equity capital markets partner Stephen Jones will quit the firm to take up an in-house post at longstanding client SABMiller. Lovells corporate partner Stephen Jones will quit the firm to take up an in-house post at longstanding client SABMiller. Jones has advised SABMiller for the past 15 years, with a career highlight coming in […]

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