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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: Baileys seeks property firm merger

London firm Baileys Shaw & Gillett is looking to merge with a similar-sized firm to boost its reputation in its key practice areas. The firm, which has 22 partners and is strong in commercial property litigation, has had preliminary talks with a number of firms including 36-partner Wedlake Bell, a London-based practice which has a […]

Age of reasons for immigrants

Home Secretary Michael Howard has suffered his fair share of defeats at the hands of the courts recently, as his decisions in a range of areas have been overturned by judges. Few of those defeats, however, have been more widely publicised than the recent case in which the Home Office was told to reconsider its […]

More clients predicted as loans replace up-front costs

The Law Society is predicting an upsurge of clients willing to take up cases after the announcement of a major funding scheme to manage legal costs. Merchant bank Guinness Mahon and Co is to offer a Disbursement Funding Loan at an annual percentage rate of 14 per cent. The scheme was developed by Richard Pearce, […]

Project finance

McKenna & Co acted for Fibrowatt Thetford on raising £69m of equity and debt financing for the construction of a chicken litter-fuelled power station near Thetford

Two law firms show interest in E&Y oil alliance

At least two law firms have expressed interest in joining with Big Six accountants Ernst & Young in a cross-disciplinary alliance to provide a one-stop advice service to the oil and gas industry. Ernst & Young last week teamed up with UK oil and gas field exploration consultants Hannon Westwood Associates and international geoscience consultancy […]

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