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How pro bono is making me a better lawyer

There are many opportunities to get involved with pro bono and several reasons why it is a good idea to do so. Verity discusses the pro bono opportunities she has been involved in and how they have strengthened her ability as a trainee solicitor.

To the point: technology & digitalisation l August 2020

Welcome to the August edition of Schoenherr’s to the point: technology & digitalisation newsletter! We are excited to present a selection of legal developments in the area of technology & digitalisation in the wider CEE region.

GC roundtable: How to communicate with impact in a virtual world

As most of us are still working from home, we are communicating virtually for long periods every day, with diverse groups of people from different cultures, forums and time zones. We are continuing our usual work tasks and commitments, but now having to deliver meetings and presentations as well as communicate a host of difficult messages.


Going global

In the cosy world of Latin American legal practice, global aspirations have traditionally been weak – but this is changing slowly as the region looks beyond its borders and law firms see the importance of creating the right image if they want to be seen as serious international players. Brazilian firm Pinheiro Neto paved the […]

IBA sponsors Seabrook in bid to stop Sri Lankan media bill

The IBA has paid for a former Bar chairman to visit Sri Lanka on a joint mission with the Bar Council, to observe a Supreme Court challenge to a new “repressive” bill designed to control the media. Robert Seabrook QC was in Colombo as an IBA/Bar council monitor to ensure that proceedings surrounding the chal- […]

The price of taking solicitors' time free

The Law Society headquarters at Chancery Lane has its charms and membership has its privileges. The 172-year-old legal institution has the look and aura of a refined gentleman’s club – some councillors have served for almost 20 years, their expenses generously reimbursed throughout that time. But the price they pay is up to six weeks […]

Legal group gets positive

Thirty law firm members of a solicitors’ marketing network, which has set up Web sites, recorded 3,000 hits in the first four weeks. The Trinity Group of solicitors, run by Sheffield-based marketing company, Law Shield, aims to help its 70 law firm members to negotiate contracts for conveyancing and non-contentious work with banks, building societies […]

Litigation Writs 06/05/97

A man from Quenington, Gloucestershire, has launched a High Court action after he was made redundant from his £85,000-a-year job as UK commercial director of the London- based Wace Group. Christopher Watson, who had been with the company for 22 years, claims that he was made redundant after the company under went reorganisation in August […]

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