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Avoid the vicious circle of stress

In the wake of a ruling awarding u67,000 to a victim of stress, Fraser Younson warns employers – including law firms – to take it seriously. Fraser Younson is a partner and head of employment law at McDermott Will & Emery’s London office. With the UK’s workforce working a longer average week than its mainland […]

In brief: Nicholson Graham & Jones

Nicholson Graham & Jones has helped Frank Warren settle another dispute without going to the courts. A dispute between Warren and WBC World Super-Middleweight Champion Richie Woodhall was settled in two days with the Centre for Dispute Resolution acting as mediator. Richard Cramer of specialist sports solicitors McCormicks in Leeds represented Woodhall.

In brief: Cloisters Chambers

Cloisters Chambers has appointed its first chambers director following an internal shake-up. Freelance management consultant Vanessa Peters joined Cloisters last week. Peters, a former solicitor, practiced in the areas of administrative law, crime and general civil litigation. Leading property set Falcon Chambers is also looking to appoint a chambers director and is offering a salary […]

Clerks take business lessons

Commercial chambers One Essex Court has become the first set to introduce professional training in business development for its clerks. The set has employed Haines Consulting, an organisation that specialises in teaching business strategy. Haines Consulting has already undertaken similar exercises with 33 of the top 100 firms of solicitors. “I thought they [solicitors] were […]

Legal Widow

I took the children into the office on Friday night to pick up the Lawyer before driving to my parent’s house for a fun-filled weekend with the older generation. I found my husband moodily pecking at his keyboard, complaining that the computer would not let him log off until he had done seven hours’ work. […]

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