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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.


Inspectors see Sefton troubles

GOVERNMENT inspectors visiting Sefton magistrates courts witnessed defendants drinking alcohol, a scuffle to which police were called and heard a litany of complaints from staff about having to deal with people on drugs. The Magistrates Courts Service inspectors have called for a security review at the two courts in Sefton, at Bootle and Southport. Their […]

In brief: Injury and land reforms come into force

Law reforms affecting ownership of land and injury compensation will come into force by the end of the year, after receiving royal assent last week. The land law will simplify the way interests in a jointly-owned family home are held by abolishing the dual system of “trusts for sale” and “strict settlements”. The damages law […]

Pending cases

Cases pending in the Queens Bench Division jury list include: Kundi v Chief Constable of Police for Kent (not before 29 September 1996); Aitken v Preston (not before 1 October 1996); Mattistone & anr v Time Out Magazine (not before 9 September 1996); Penny v Drake (not before 1 September 1996); Western Provident Association v […]

Directory on Web

The US Martindale-Hubbell Law Firm Directory has gone on the Internet with a World Wide Web site. The directory is already on CD-Rom and on-line via Lexis-Nexis. The site has links to individual US law firms’ sites, where regularly updated biographies of attorneys are held. Its address is

Penny Christie sees problems with exchange of statements.

Penny Christie is a litigation partner at Bird & Bird. One of the stated objectives of the rule on exchange of witness statements (RSC Order 38 Rule 2A) is “the avoidance of a trial”, and as a procedural device to speed up compromise settlements, it works well. Whether it helps with the fair and open […]

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