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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?



Billing probe reveals in-house resentment

An investigation into law firm billing has revealed that in-house counsel are being left in the dark by law firms and are disillusioned with billing methods. An investigation into law firm billing by in-house lobbyist C&I Group and consultants BDO Stoy Hayward has revealed that in-house counsel are being left in the dark by law […]

CFI’s Microsoft verdict highlights differing US and EU stances

The implications of the long-awaited judgment by the Court of First Instance (CFI) in the Microsoft case last week are far-reaching, both for business and for competition policy. The impact on business will be felt not only by Microsoft, but by all companies that have built up dominant market positions on the back of IP […]

Addleshaws looks to insurance group litigation…

Addleshaw Goddard’s insurance practice is linking up with its newly created class actions group as the firm repositions itself in expectation of an economic downturn. The firm has made the move as it expects to see an increase in insurance group litigation orders in the UK as a result of the US mortgage crisis sparking […]


Tycoon offers legal chief to McCanns

Double-glazing magnate Brian Kennedy has offered the services of his in-house legal chief Edward Smethurst to the parents of missing Madeleine McCann. Kennedy’s offer comes as he confirmed that he is providing financial assistance and has offered to pay for former BBC reporter Clarence Mitchell to act as Gerry and Kate McCann’s official spokesman. Kennedy, […]

Cohen Milstein mulls UK’s first class action

Class action law firm Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll is considering kick-starting the first collective action in the UK with a case against supermarkets and dairies for price-fixing. The firm is looking to recover around £270m for consumers after the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) last week estimated this was how much customers were out […]

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