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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?

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LG welcomes Eversheds employment ace

LG has boosted its ranks with the hire of an employment partner from Eversheds. Helga Breen took up the post as partner with the firm’s 12-strong employment team today (3 September). LG senior partner Bill Richards said: “Helga’s a successful and talented employment lawyer. “As well as having experience in employment cases involving individuals, she’s […]

Commercial & Chancery: Chancery gains

Despite the normal doom-mongering, the chancery bar is responding well to modern challenges, says Michael Todd QC “Litigation has dried up.” “Solicitors’ rights of audience erode the work of the bar.” “Reductions in public funding threaten the future of the bar.” For almost 30 years such statements have been regularly made of the impending decline […]

Magic circle left wanting in female partnership stakes

The magic circle is falling short in the diversity stakes when it comes to female partners, with all four seeing less than 10 per cent of their equity falling into female hands. As part of its UK 200 Annual Report, The Lawyer asked firms how many of their partners and equity partners were female. The […]

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Why 200? It’s a reasonable question. The Lawyer UK 100 Annual Report has helped define the top end of the UK legal market for almost 10 years, driving unprecedented levels of transparency among the top firms. It is probably not pushing it too far to claim it is partly responsible for encouraging a raft of […]

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Jeff Schwartz has joined the Washington DC office of Dewey Ballantine as a partner in the IP litigation group. Schwartz was previously a partner at Nixon Peabody. • Jeff Schwartz has joined the Washington DC office of Dewey Ballantine as a partner in the IP litigation group. Schwartz was previously a partner at Nixon Peabody. […]

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