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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.


Bakers and Bond Pearce lawyers set up new firm in Plymouth

A new law firm named Bright has been launched in Plymouth with lawyers from Bond Pearce and Baker & McKenzie. Bright will be headed by Andy Price, an assistant who led a 10-lawyer personal injury team at Bond Pearce’s local arm. The new firm will focus on corporate and commercial work for small to medium-sized […]

Freshfields beats Linklaters in M&A rankings

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has knocked magic circle rival Linkaters off the top of the European M&A rankings. According to Thomson Financial’s third quarter league tables, Freshfields moved into pole position after advising on 211 announced deals involving any European involvement worth $323.8bn (£171.4bn). Linklaters, which topped the third quarter rankings in 2005, slipped down one […]

Finnish firm enters Russia with bolt-on

Finnish firm Hannes Snellman Attorneys At Law has bolstered its northern Europe practice through a tie-up with Helsinki-rival ETL Law Offices. ETL, which has offices in Helsinki, Moscow, St Petersburg and Ukraine, will become part of Hannes Snellman, creating the largest Nordic firm operating in Russia and the CIS. The bolt-on increases Hannes Snellman by […]

Ward Hadaway raids Eversheds for new public sector head

Newcastle’s Ward Hadaway has snatched Eversheds partner Melanie Pears as its new head of public sector. Pears specialises in public procurement and commercial negotiation, and joins the 58-partner firm’s commercial department, headed by partner Colin Hewitt. She brings with her assistant Sarah Green, and project administrator Carole Britten. The hire follows those of Eversheds’ former […]

The work-life quiz david steward

Name: David Steward Firm: Ince & Co Position: Business development partner Name: David Steward Firm: Ince & Co Position: Business development partner Lives: Near Cambridge Education: Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Work history: 1980-82: Articled at Ince & Co 1988: Appointed to partnership What was your first-ever job?Tanning hides in Suffolk. What was your worst experience […]

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