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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.

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Ashursts in UK system first

Alison Laferla reports Ashurst Morris Crisp has set a precedent by investing over £1 million in a new practice management system. The firm has chosen to install a Keystone practice management system after putting the project out to tender last year. It will be the first UK practice to implement the system, developed by New […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 09/07/96

Claim to pension rights by part-time employees Fletcher v Midland Bank (1996). EAT (Mummery J, Mrs Sunderland and Mr G Wright) 24/6/96. Summary: Sex discrimination alleged by part-time workers in an appeal against dismissal of their claim to a right to participate in the employer’s occupational pension schemes. Appeals by Mrs Fletcher and 21 other […]

Property

Berwin Leighton acted for Banque Nationale de Paris in the sale of a portfolio of residential mortgage loans to Skipton Mortgages involving around 300 cases valued at £8 million. Skipton Mortgages was represented by Dibb Lupton Broomhead.

1997 and all that

The growth of international law firms in Hong Kong has been astounding – in the last five years their number has almost doubled. This increase is mainly represented by US firms, which followed their major US investment banking clients to Hong Kong between 1990 and 1992, only to follow them back again in 1993 and […]

Malawi opening

The British Council has opened a legal and management centre in Blantyre, Malawi’s commercial capital. A council spokesman said: “In a country where one management text book can cost a month’s salary for a middle-ranking civil servant, the centre aims to provide easy access to up-to-date British materials, in order to improve the quality of […]

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