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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?



Hot 100: Sara Mansoori, Matrix Chambers

On the first day Sara Mansoori (scroll down for video interview) joined Matrix Chambers in April 2011, she had a conference with Mark Thomson of Atkins Thomson, who was about to file the first civil phone-hacking claim for Sienna Miller against the News of the World (NoW). Since that point, as Mansoori puts it: “It […]

The temporary Jordanian patent law no.71 of 2001

As part of the process of acceding to the WTO, Jordan has enacted its new Patent Law No. 71 of 2001 (the “Patent Law”), in accordance with the international standards which Jordan has been committed to through joining the TRIPs Agreement. This law also came to remedy the previous law (Patent Law No. 23 of […]

Mayor Brown advises on US commercial paper programme

Mayer Brown has announced today that it advised China International Marine Containers (Hong Kong) Limited (CIMC) on the establishment of a $600m US commercial paper programme supported by a letter of credit from Bank of China, New York Branch. The transaction marks one of the first letter of credit-backed US commercial paper programmes by an […]

Mark Thomson

Hot 100: Mark Thomson, Atkins Thomson

There were few lawyers more likely to receive celebrity endorsement in 2012 than Atkins Thomson partner Mark Thomson, who found himself at the heart of one of the biggest stories of the year – the phone hacking scandal and its legal fallout. The year began with him coordinating the first tranche of phone hacking claims […]

Anthony Clare

Sportingbet takeover legal fees reach £6.85m as host of firms advise

Addleshaw Goddard, Ashurst and Nabarro will share the bulk of up to £6.85m in legal fees for their advice on the joint takeover bid for online betting outfit Sportingbet by William Hill and GVC Holdings, official filings have disclosed. The figure, revealed in a formal deal document filed by the parties last Friday (25 January), […]

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