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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.


Amelans victory sets out ATE insurance framework

Manchester personal injury specialist firm Amelans has won a landmark victory and set a precedent for the recoverability of after-the-event (ATE) insurance premiums Senior costs judge Master Hurst ruled last week that the ATE policy does not constitute a credit agreement.The case, Tilby Perfect Pizza, was settled and damages agreed prior to trial. It was […]

Man about the House

There have been numerous calls to reform the way in which the House of Lords operates. Daniel Jonas talks to the man responsible for running England’s highest court, James Vallance White, who believes the House is not doing too bad a job as it is Principal clerk of the Judicial Office of the House of […]


A&O revises BG’s share capital acquisition of Eogil Allen & Overy has advised BG Group on an agreement revision that has resulted in it acquiring the share capital of Enron Oil & Gas India Limited (Eogil).The US Bankruptcy Court has approved the terms of the new agreement, following an objection from a rival bidder and […]

Barrister accreditation schemes come under attack from all sides

The privately-funded bar has expressed its concerns over rumoured plans to force members to be accredited at a time when concrete proposals for accrediting publicly-funded barristers is on the agenda Four specialist bar associations have spoken out against proposals for accrediting their members in a manner similar to the current accreditation of immigration practitioners.The Family […]

Olswang scores Barclays as client

Olswang has won Barclays Private Equity as a client, muscling in on main advisers Pinsent Curtis Biddle and Addleshaw Booth & Co Pinsents’ main relationship partner for Barclays Private Equity (BPE) Jim Lavery recently decamped to DLA. It is understood that DLA, which has a strong relationship with the client’s parent company Barclays, is confident […]

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