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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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In brief: City supremo signs up with Field Fisher

Leading City figure Ian Hay Davison has joined Field Fisher Waterhouse this week as a non-executive member of the strategy board. Hailed as the man who built up leading accountancy firm Arthur Andersen, Davison is a former deputy chair and chief executive of Lloyd’s of London and former chair of the Hong Kong Securities Review […]

Course aims to train UK lawyers to crack China

LAW firms sending staff to China are being offered courses on undertaking business in the country by the University of Glamorgan Law School, which has just signed a partnership deal with China’s top law school. Under the agreement signed on 7 June, Glamorgan will become the first European partner of the100-year-old University of Peking. The […]

Tough stance on Net abuse

Alison Laferla reports City firm Rowe & Maw has praised UK judges for acting quickly to halt the illegal use of the Internet after it successfully obtained an injunction to prevent breach of copyright. The firm, acting for a Toronto software house, obtained a High Court injunction prohibiting the unlawful distribution of software through an […]

Lovells backs friendly society in ground-breaking Frizell takeover

Lovell White Durrant advised the UK’s largest friendly society, Liverpool Victoria, on its recent acquisition from Marsh & McLennan of financial services company Frizell Group for about £190 million. Frizell is the UK’s largest provider of financial services products to members of public sector bodies. Freshfields advised on the sale of Frizell on behalf of […]

Shaping up for the future

With many highly regarded juniors having taken silk in recent years, opinion among leading solicitors is divided over whether or not there is a shortage of outstanding juniors. However, the consensus is that, given time, the next wave of juniors will soon make its mark. Adrian Whitfield QC’s set at 3 Serjeants’ Inn has a […]

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