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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?



Large-scale insolvencies and restructurings have been largely absent from the UK market over the past few years. However, lawyers working in this area are having to get to grips with a number of new factors that have changed the way they go about their work. Pre-pack administrations have come under criticism lately for being less […]

DLA gets the cheap seats as Tulkinghorn endures two days without football

Two days without football – can you believe it? Tulkinghorn couldn’t either, and went into hibernation in silent protest at the lack of legitimate reasons to duck out at 4pm for a swift pint or three. Joachim Fleury, head of TMT at Clifford Chance flew out to Germany for the biggest anti-climax of the World […]

Orrick in NY Cadwalader raid

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has swooped on Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft for two structured finance partners, including the high-profile James Croke, for its New York office. Croke and Peter Manbeck join as partners. They are the firm’s sixth and seventh partner hires in New York in the last three months, as first revealed on […]

General Motors brings in new GC

General Motors (GM) has appointed Jenner & Block head of corporate Robert Osborne as its new general counsel. Osborne, who has advised the company for more than 20 years, will join in September. He replaces Tom Gottschalk, who will remain with the company as head of law and public policy. Osborne will report to Gottschalk […]

MBR&M hire boosts Paris corporate team

Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw’s (MBR&M) Paris office has bagged a partner from French independent Veil Jourde, boosting the firm’s corporate team. Guillaume Kuperfils joins MBR&M with a team of four associates. The move leaves Veil Jourde with just seven partners. Kuperfils spent 16 years at the firm. Kuperfils specialises in M&A and private equity […]

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