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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.

WM 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?


Palo Alto

Duane Morris launches in Silicon Valley with K&L Gates hire

Duane Morris has opened in Palo Alto, California with the addition of former K&L Gates IP litigation partner Karineh Khachatourian, who becomes managing partner of the new office. K&L Gates associate Patrick Salceda is also joining Duane Morris’ new Palo Alto office. The Silicon Valley launch is aimed at helping Duane Morris provide a more […]


Bindmans set for CoA in Tony Nicklinson ‘right to die’ case

Bindmans is taking the Tony Nicklinson ‘right to die’ case to the Court of Appeal (CoA) after his wife Jane was given permission to proceed with her late husband’s legal battle. The civil rights firm’s partner Saimo Chahal and Doughty Street Chambers’ Paul Bowen QC are instructed on the case which is challenging the legal […]


Clifford Chance’s fight for Chagos Islanders fails in ECHR

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that claims against the UK Government by Chagos Islanders are inadmissible, seven years after the case was filed. The Chagossians, represented by Clifford Chance consultant Richard Gifford and Brick Court Chambers’ David Anderson QC and Maya Lester, filed the claim in their ongoing attempt to return […]

Shoosmiths records best month for new homes plot sales

Shoosmiths has recorded its best month for new homes plot sales since the firm started formally recording data nearly nine years ago. The national law firm chalked up more than 400 reservations in November on behalf of its housebuilder clients. Derek Archer, national head of the new homes plot sales team, which operates out of […]

Clifford Chance, King & Wood among firms on HK$3.9bn Hong Kong IPO

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Clifford Chance, King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) and Shearman & Sterling were among the advisers on China Machinery Engineering Corporation’s (CMEC) HK$3.9bn (£240m) IPO in Hong Kong. CMEC is a Beijing-headquartered, state-owned engineering, procurement and construction contractor in the power sector with operations across the world. For its IPO, the […]

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