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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.


T&N fails in appeal bid

THE FAILED High Court appeal by engineering company T&N over asbestos-related illness claims will have implications for similar cases, says a lawyer involved in the hearing. The Court of Appeal last week upheld a decision awarding damages to two victims of asbestos-related disease. It ruled T&N should have known asbestos dust could cause injury to […]

Lithuanians discover British tactics

BRITISH lawyers have taken their skills to Lithuania in a seminar organised by the Trainee Solicitors’ Group. The event, at the end of last month, was part of a twinning project with the Lithuanian Young Bar Association and was funded by the European Union and the Foreign Office. Its aim was to give young lawyers […]

AMA steps up threat of action over CCT plans

LOCAL government lawyers have endorsed council threats to take legal action against the Government if it goes ahead with plans to extend compulsory competitive tendering (CCT) to white collar work. The initiative is being led by the Association of Metropolitan Authorities (AMA) with the support of the Association of District Councils and the Association of […]

Fund for societies attacked

A CHALLENGE fund set up by Chancery Lane to help local law societies pay for new initiatives has been dismissed as a “sop” by the president of one of the country’s largest societies. The Law Society has invited local societies across the country to apply for a slice of the £25,000 fund by submitting projects […]

A&O promotions

Allen & Overy has promoted six of its solicitors to partnership in its Far East offices. They are: litigation solicitor Mimmie Chan, property lawyer Philip Walden and corporate lawyer Neal Stender , at the Hong Kong office; Angus Duncan, international capital lawyer, who is being relocated from London to Tokyo; banking lawyer Fiona Rice, at […]

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