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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?


Legal widow

The Lawyer was grumpy all last week. Not only was a new lateral hire taken on at equity level (ouch!) but the new partner turned out to be:a) entirely process-driven; andb) a document presentation fiend.Even in the safe haven of the home, where communication is largely loud (shouting) or terse (notes on the fridge: Pick […]

Marriott Harrison hires Steptoes litigation partner

West End law firm Marriott Harrison has appointed its fourth new partner in 12 months with the hire of litigation partner Franco Barone from Steptoe & Johnson Other partners to have joined in the last year are property partner Andrew Astachnowicz and corporate partners Simon Vivian and Richard Hinchcliffe. Barone specialises in commercial disputes and […]


Lincoln’s Inn firm Rooks Rider sees flexibility as key to its growth strategy Earlier this year, London firm Rooks Rider lost company commercial partner Kier Gordon to Charles Russell (The Lawyer, 7 January). The recruitment and retention of high-quality lawyers has always been the greatest challenge for the firm as it attempts to compete with […]

My first job…Mike Pullen, fairground boy

Tulkinghorn would like to introduce a new regular feature, which gives you an insight into what shaped today’s lawyers before they were shoved into the legal sausage machine. Mike Pullen, Brussels-based partner at DLA First job: “I was a general dogsbody on a travelling fair. I was born and brought up on a travelling fair […]

Rayfield launches London practice

Newcastle upon Tyne maritime firm Rayfield Mills has opened a London office with the aim of giving the likes of Clyde & Co, Ince & Co and Richards Butler a run for their money The move was driven by client demand, said Robert Joiner, one of the two partners who has left Newcastle to set […]

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