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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?


A&O loses banking star to Simpson Thacher

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett’s London office has finally made good on its promise to hire a UK partner after snatching Allen & Overy (A&O) banking expert Euan Gorrie Gorrie’s move, which is seen as a significant coup for Simpson Thacher, will give the US firm a UK legal capability in acquisition finance for the first […]

Speak no evil

Enthusiastic one minute and prickly the next, Davies Arnold Cooper’s Daniel Gowan doesn’t like to talk about the past. Julia Cahill reports For the man that has led Davies Arnold Cooper (DAC) out of days so dark that they have become the stuff of market legend, executive partner Daniel Gowan has been keeping a remarkably […]

Rowberry Morris joins the LawNet group

Reading firm Rowberry Morris has joined LawNet, which negotiates preferential rates for professional indemnity insurance for more than 50 firms in the UK and Ireland. Membership is by invitation only and all firms take part in the quality assurance programmes. Husnara Begum

US in-housers slam firms' inflexibility over fees

A US survey of 300 in-house counsel has criticised law firms’ inflexibility when billing clients. The survey suggests that law firms offering alternative billing arrangements will benefit by setting themselves apart. Those in-house lawyers interviewed are unhappy that firms fail to share their concerns about billing and are stubborn when asked to be flexible. First […]

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