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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.


NYC and West Coast practice in talks to create national firm

San Francisco-based firm Thelen Marrin Johnson Bridges and Reid & Priest in New York are poised to merge. The merger would create a top 50 national firm with around 350 partners 190 from Thelen Marrin and 160 from Reid & Priest. As well as a strong presence in New York and San Francisco the firm […]

Eco-battle set for High Court

The High Court looks set to be the latest venue for the much-hyped eco-battle currently taking place at Epsom in Surrey. After a preliminary vacation hearing before Mr Justice Astill, the case gained wide media coverage because of “General Survival” – the 11-year-old, near illiterate boy photographed in combat gear, said to be heading the […]

In brief: Abbey Legal opens legal call centre

Abbey Legal Protection has officially opened a call centre in Croydon which will supply free advice to Abbeys’ legal expenses insurance clients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The service offers a range of legal advice from tax queries through to questions regarding employment law and is expected to handle at least 130,000 […]

Marian Joseph on English go-ahead for German assigned claim. Marian Joseph is a partner with Pritchard Englefield, which acted for Land Hessen.

The recent High Court judgment in Land Hessen v Gray & Gerrish could have far-reaching consequences for insurers and for those involved in personal injury cases with a foreign element. On the trial of a preliminary issue, Mr Justice Sachs decided that the plaintiff, a German state could, in principle, recover from a tortfeasor certain […]

Scottish whisky with a Welsh flavour

Two Scotch whisky makers claim their goodwill will be damaged by the activities of four Welsh companies, reports Roger Pearson An action which is expected to be heard in the Chancery Division in June involves a bid by two major Scotch whisky producers to put a stop to the activities of Welsh Whisky producers. Welsh […]

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