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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.


Ireland: financial appeal

Ireland has boosted its appeal as a financial centre by making it quicker and easier to gain authorisation for qualifying investor funds. By Brian McDermott and Nollaig Greene Promoters of Irish-domiciled investment funds can now have a qualifying investor fund (QIF) authorised on the day after the fund documentation is filed with the Irish Financial […]

DLA Piper widens North-South divide with salary revamp

DLA Piper is the latest firm to announce newly qualified (NQ) salary increases, with associates in Scotland receiving a whopping 90 per cent less than their City counterparts. London NQs are now on a salary of £63,000, a rise of 19 per cent on the £53,000 they received last year. In the firm’s Birmingham, Leeds, […]

Simpson Thacher advises Blackstone on landmark IPO

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has scooped a role advising longstanding private equity client the Blackstone Group on its US IPO. The flotation on the New York Stock Exchange represents the largest US IPO in the past five years and one of the largest in history. With 133 million units listing at $31 a unit, the […]


Freeth Cartwright has hired Peter Hanson as a partner in its commercial property team. Hanson joins from Davies Arnold Cooper, where he was an equity partner. Commercial law firm Beachcroft has appointed Anne Harrison as an associate (barrister) in its Bristol-based real estate team. Harrison joins from the Environment Agency, where she was in-house counsel. […]

Guardian nets barrister for litigation boost

The Guardian News and Media group has boosted its litigation team with the hire of barrister Korieh Duodu. Duodu leaves David Price Solicitors and Advocates after seven years to join the media group. In the past he has acted on a number of high-profile cases, including acting for former royal butler Paul Burrell against The […]

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