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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?


DLA Piper recruits Motorola’s Asia GC for tech push

DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary has tempted another in-house lawyers back into private practice with the hire of the Asia Pacific general counsel of Motorola. Jeffery Tan, who was also the president of Motorola Singapore, joins the firm’s Singapore practice as a partner and will manage the corporate technology practice in South East Asia. Desmond […]

The work-life quiz Juan Picón

What was your first-ever job?Teaching tennis and skiing at university. Name: Juan Picón Firm: DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary Position: Regional managing partner, Spain Lives: Madrid, Serrano Education: Law and economics degree, ICADe (1987). LLM in European Community law from Université Libre de Bruxelles (1989) Work history: 1987: In-house legal counsel, Banco Santander 1988: Associate, […]

Change of course

After 15 years the LPC is about to get a facelift, but what could this mean for providers and employers? After years of discussion and consultation, the Training Framework Review now has a real impetus. Legal Practice Course (LPC) providers await the final version of the new LPC Framework which, it is intended, will apply […]

Smiths raid signals Harbottles’ music comeback gig

Harbottle & Lewis has ended its search for a new head of music, hiring former Polydor Records business affairs director Paul Jones. The hire of Jones, who is currently a partner at new media and entertainment boutique Smiths, comes just weeks after Harbottles’ last remaining music partner James Sully announced he was leaving the firm […]

DLA wins BoS-Reuben role on £1.1bn McCarthy & Stone offer

DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary is acting for Mother Bidco, the consortium which has pushed aside a rival bidder to place recommended offer for retirement home developer McCarthy & Stone. Manchester corporate partners Paul Rimmer and Jonathan Watkins are advising the consortium which consists of Bank of Scotland, the Reuben brothers and Sir Tom Hunter. […]

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