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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?


Directors’ pay: shareholders to have final say

During the past year, Shoosmiths has outlined some of the changes proposed by the government in relation to directors’ remuneration. Those proposals have now come to fruition with the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013. The act introduces a new legal framework for remunerating directors of quoted companies and, for the first time, attempts to […]

Louis Baker

HMRC targets salaried members in proposed partnerships tax rules changes

Louis Baker, head of professional practices, Crowe Clark Whitehill The Government believes that an attack on abuse of LLPs and partnerships will yield £300 million within two years, primarily from large professional firms, including law firms. HMRC has launched a consultation on its proposals to change the tax treatment of those it will badge as ‘salaried […]


Freshfields, Links and Slaughters prepare to deliver Royal Mail IPO

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Linklaters and Slaughter and May have taken key advisory roles on the IPO of state-owned Royal Mail, described as the largest UK privatisation for decades. Freshfields corporate partner Tim Jones is leading for the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) on the flotation alongside a team including pensions partner Charles Magoffin. […]

Invoice financing: are you ‘on trend’?

In these challenging times, with change around every corner, invoice financing offers a way for businesses to manage cash flow and free up working capital — it is fast evolving into the latest way to fund. Invoice financing includes factoring, invoice discounting and asset-based lending. It can be accessed by the SME and corporate market […]

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