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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?


Salaries spiral as club breaks up

Newly-qualified wages at leading City firms have spiralled upwards this month following a breakdown in salary information sharing between the top firms. Until now, the club or “magic circle” of senior and managing partners from the top firms met regularly and are known to have commissioned surveys on the going salary rates from an accountancy […]

Fee group pushes for reviews

A newly-formed alliance of pressure groups set up to campaign against the recent hike in civil court fees, is seeking cases for judicial review to get the increases abolished. The initiative follows a successful judicial review last March which led to the reintroduction of exemption or remission of High Court and County court fees for […]

Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 06/05/97

Paul Martin Addison, 50, admitted 1975, practising as Addisons, Poole, fined £500 and ordered to pay £499 costs. Allegations substantiated he unreasonably delayed dealing with clients’ affairs, failed to reply to Solicitors Complaints Bureau correspondence and held client funds while uncertificated. Addison previously before Tribunal in 1996 and fined £250 for failure to pay counsel’s […]

In brief: McKinnells merges with Gateley Wareing

Birmingham firm Gateley Wareing has taken over McKinnell, Ervin & Mitchell, a two-partner practice in Leicester. Craig Mitchell, former senior partner of McKinnells, pictured above centre with senior partner Brendan McGeever (left) and partner Craig Ferguson (right), said: “This is an exciting opportunity. Both firms are dedicated to the Owner Managed Business sector and our […]

Electrician sues British Steel

A former electrician has been given the go-ahead to take his personal injury claim to the High Court. John Kirk, 64, claims his health was ruined after he was exposed to a “cocktail” of dust and fumes while working for British Steel at Appleby Plate Mills from 1958 to 1980. Mr Justice Potts has rejected […]

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