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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?

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Satisfaction guaranteed

Janine Collins explains how review meetings can ensure your clients are satisfied with your service How many of your firm’s clients have you met recently to discuss their satisfaction with the firm’s performance?Providing a client-centric service means tailoring your firm’s services to your clients’ specific needs. Traditionally, law firms have second-guessed their clients’ requirements. However, […]

Wilson Sonsini moves to DC to boost antitrust practice

Silicon Valley-based corporate technology powerhouse Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has transplanted its Virginia office to Washington DC. The 28-lawyer office will move 30 miles up the road from Reston to the capital in an attempt to better serve Wilson’s client’s regulatory needs. Chief executive John Roos told The Lawyer: “It is important for our […]

Fulbright bolsters London projects with Vinson hire

Fulbright & Jaworski’s London office has bolstered its projects capacity with two high-profile hires from Vinson & Elkins and Denton Wilde Sapte. The firm has poached rated UK project finance lawyer Christopher Clement-Davies from US rival Vinson, where he spent the past seven years. Former Denton Wilde Sapte international managing partner David Moroney also joined […]

Opinion

Increased risk exposure in the wake of the Pensions Act 2004 is making potential bidders think twice It is rare for a week to go by without another large pension fund deficit hitting the headlines. It is easy to sympathise with the plight of the pensioners involved in these situations, but the wider issue at […]

Maclays rocked by loss of private equity star to Latham

Latham & Watkins has swooped on Maclay Murray & Spens to snare private equity partner Graeme Sloan, dealing a potentially massive blow to the Scottish giant’s private equity ambitions in the capital. Sloan, who has been at Maclays for 15 years, is a recognised star performer in private equity circles. He expected to join Latham […]

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