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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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Littleton puts name to Oxford law prize

LITTLETON Chambers is to sponsor a new Oxford University prize for the best employment law student. The commercial set hit on the idea of organising the annual prize as a way of highlighting its own expertise in the employment law field. Each year a panel of judges will nominate the best employment law student for […]

The Lawyer Inquiry: Paul Downing

Paul Downing was born in Aylesbury on 19 March 1947. He now lives in Wimbledon and is a partner at Arnheim & Co. What was your first job? Dishwasher operator at Kodak. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? £10 per week as an articled clerk. What would you have done if you […]

CPS disbands its elite casework team

THE CPS is to disband the elite team of special casework lawyers who are responsible for handling the service’s most sensitive cases, an internal report seen by The Lawyer has revealed. Although the report recognises that the 45 special casework lawyers in the service are highly specialised and skilful “at use and control of counsel”, […]

Ripping yarns from a socialist silk

Legal thrillers being all the rage among the book-reading public you would think the life of John Platts-Mills QC would be ripe for plundering. You can almost hear the publishers pitching the book now: “This chap from the colonies comes to Britain to study amid dreaming spires of Oxford, becomes a barrister in an elite […]

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