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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?


Exits and referral slump see Lawfort shut up shop

Belgian independent firm Lawfort has disbanded its partnership after suffering years of lawyer defections and diminishing instructions following its split from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Lawfort was founded in Brussels in 1997 and once boasted 125 lawyers across offices in Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Liège and Prague, as well as exclusive relationships with Turkish firm Pekin & Bayar […]

Dickinson Dees eschews Leeds for York expansion strategy

Dickinson Dees eschews Leeds for York expansion strategy” />Newcastle’s largest firm Dickinson Dees is investing in its nascent York operation with a move to new offices to enable a massive recruitment drive. The firm will move to a new state-of-the-art office in York with enough space to grow to around 100 people. Senior partner Robin […]

BVC put under the microscope

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has launched a review into whether the Bar Vocational Course (BVC) is fit for purpose for the next 10 years. The evaluation, which will be undertaken by an 11-strong working party, will seek to make recommendations on all the aims and objectives of the training course. Ruth Evans, BSB Chair, […]

Sports boutiques forge transatlantic alliance

New York firm Dreier has signed an alliance with London boutique SK Sport and Entertainment to advise US sports figures in the UK and Europe. The two firms celebrated their alliance with a gala party last week, where lawyers mixed with linebackers from American football teams New York Giants and Miami Dolphins before their match […]

Lovells doubles office space in Singapore for corporate offensive

Lovells is expanding its Singapore offering by developing its corporate practice after taking extra floor space to accommodate the growth. The firm is doubling its office space in Singapore’s UOB Plaza. “There’s been huge growth in the office in our banking and projects practices and we’re now keen to add a corporate offer-ing,” said Lovells […]

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