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How pro bono is making me a better lawyer

There are many opportunities to get involved with pro bono and several reasons why it is a good idea to do so. Verity discusses the pro bono opportunities she has been involved in and how they have strengthened her ability as a trainee solicitor.

To the point: technology & digitalisation l August 2020

Welcome to the August edition of Schoenherr’s to the point: technology & digitalisation newsletter! We are excited to present a selection of legal developments in the area of technology & digitalisation in the wider CEE region.

GC roundtable: How to communicate with impact in a virtual world

As most of us are still working from home, we are communicating virtually for long periods every day, with diverse groups of people from different cultures, forums and time zones. We are continuing our usual work tasks and commitments, but now having to deliver meetings and presentations as well as communicate a host of difficult messages.


Will the law really protect our rights?

John Wadham considers the Government’s commitment to human rights and compares Canada and New Zealand’s methods of incorporating human rights into domestic law. John Wadham is director of civil liberties group Liberty. The Government’s proposal to incorporate the European Convention on Human Rights is of constitutional significance. For the first time the right to privacy, […]

Coopers' barrister shies away from Tite & Lewis

A second senior Coopers & Lybrand lawyer has left the accountancy firm rather than joining its hived-off legal practice Tite & Lewis. Barrister Jonathan Turner, who was head of intellectual property and IT at Coopers for two years, is to join barristers chambers 4 Field Court. According to Turner, he failed to “reach a satisfactory […]


Boodle Hatfield acted for ELP Properties on its £62m purchase of 40 mainly office and retail properties from General Accident. Rowe & Maw advised General Accident. Six other English law firms were involved.

In brief: Veale Wasbrough plans all-week service

Bristol law firm Veale Wasbrough has launched a seven day a week residential conveyancing service. The service, called Convey Direct, will open for 12 hours from 8am on week days as well as from 10am to 4pm at the weekend. The phone-based system will be manned by 25 staff working on a shift basis. The […]

Tailoring the silks list

Your criticisms of this year’s silks list (Leader, 1 April), with only five women and only one new silk from an ethnic minority background, are entirely valid. But just as worrying is the serious under-representation in the list of those who practise from provincial chambers. The most recent Bar Council figures show that a third […]

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