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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.


George Davies Solicitors

Commercial property may bring in the lion’s share of fees at George Davies Solicitors, but the firm has the second-largest private client team in Manchester. Through its links to sports unions, the firm has managed to land many high-profile sportsmen as clients, including boxers Ricky Hatton and Joe Calzaghe. The firm’s managing partner Mark Hovell […]

Aon’s bid for Benfield puts CC opposite Debevoise

Clifford Chance is on the other side of the table to Debevoise & Plimpton in Aon Corporation’s proposed £935m takeover of London-listed insurer Benfield Group. Aon, one of the world’s largest insurance groups, called on Clifford Chance to advise on the cash bid that was agreed last week. Benfield was represented by the London office […]

DLA Piper re-elects US CEO for second term

DLA Piper joint-chief executive Lee Miller has been elected to serve another four years as head of the firm’s US operations. The appointment means the firm’s leadership is likely to remain unchanged until at least 2013. Last week Miller’s UK ;counterpart ;Nigel Knowles said he intends to stand for re-election when his term ends in […]

Brabners tops football transfer league with 33

Brabners Chaffe Street has emerged as the busiest law firm in football, advising nine clubs on a total of 33 transfers during the ­summer transfer window, which closed last Monday (1 September) at midnight. Brabners concluded a busy deadline day advising trophy client Manchester United on the £30.75m purchase of Dimitar Berbatov from Tottenham Hotspur, […]

Moves round-up: 8 September 2008

• Shoosmiths has hired a former HBJ Gateley Wareing partner to lead its restructuring and insolvency group. Partner James Keates will be based in ­Birmingham. • Linklaters is to ship two partners out to the Middle East to strengthen its Dubai office. Capital markets partner Richard O-Callaghan and ­banking partner James Martin are set to […]

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