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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?


Lost in the post

The beauty of an international network of offices is that when work starts to dry up in one, there are plenty of other locations for staff to be redeployed to. Just ask Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, which earlier this year saw London managing partner Tim Jones formalise a strategy for moving talent between the firm’s offices […]

Winter remains on top at Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing has re-elected Martin Winter as senior partner to serve another three-year term. Private equity specialist Winter has been a partner at Taylor Wessing since 2001 and took over the senior partner post from Richard Marsh in 2005. He said: “With the move of our London office to a great new building at New […]

Wall St Woes: the Thelen feeding frenzy

It’s a feeding frenzy over at what remains of Thelen. It’s a feeding frenzy over at what remains of Thelen. After the US firm announced plans to dissolve earlier this week (28 October), it didn’t take long for US rivals to look at recruitment opportunities. Nixon Peabody looks set to take roughly 60 lawyers while […]

Nabarro’s revenues flat for first half

Nabarro‘s revenues flat for first half” />Nabarro has posted flat growth for the first six months of 2008-09, bringing in £64m in revenues. The practices that saw the most activity over the first half were restructuring and insolvency, financial services and commercial litigation while the greatest slowdown has been in transactional work in the core […]

Speechly finds new home for Bagpuss

Holding company Coolabi has bought the rights to children’s television character Bagpuss. Speechly Bircham lawyer Nicholas Tall advised Coolabi on its conditional agreement to acquire Licensing by Design (LBD), subject to shareholder approval. LBD represents a number of IP assets including Bagpuss, The Clangers and Ivor the Engine. Coolabi is listed on AIM and controls […]

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