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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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Extra stipendiaries pledged to cut delays

The Lord Chancellor is to increase the number of stipendiary magistrates in a bid to reduce delays in the courts. Lord Mackay has introduced a statutory instrument to increase the maximum number of stipendiary magistrates who can sit outside inner London and the City from 40 to 50. Introducing a debate in the Commons last […]

City duo scores with football TV rights deal

The Euro 96 football extravaganza reaches its climax this weekend but it is the Premier League’s £670 million television rights deal with BSkyB which is exercising the minds of City law firms Denton Hall and Herbert Smith. Dentons is advising the Premier League, while the satellite television group is represented by Herbert Smith and in-house […]

Garretts to set up litigation department

Garrett & Co, the law firm allied to accountancy giant Arthur Andersen, hopes to establish a litigation department in London as part of an ambitious expansion programme to boost fee income. Julia Chain, managing partner at Garretts, said setting up a litigation unit would complement the firm’s company and commercial division in the capital where […]

Recruit for Alsops ups MBO stake

David Raff has jumped ship as head of corporate and commercial at West End firm Winward Fearon and joined the management buy-out team at Alsop Wilkinson under the command of Peter Wayte. Recruiting Raff is a major coup for Alsops, which has been looking to strengthen its MBO team whose triumphs include the buy-outs of […]

Copper market faces claim deluge by investors

City lawyers are predicting an explosion of US-style litigation following turmoil in the UK copper market where Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation lost £1 billion. Sumitomo said the massive losses were chalked up following unauthorised dealings by rogue trader Yasuo Hamanaka. Sources told The Lawyer that several big US investors are considering whether to take legal action […]

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