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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?



Shakespeares is in love as Harvey Ingram merger is made official

The merger of Midlands firm Shakespeares with regional neighbours Harvey Ingram is official, but will go live a month later than planned. The merger of Midlands firm Shakespeares with regional neighbours Harvey Ingram is official, but will go live a month later than planned. The combined £50m turnover firm will begin operating as one entity […]


Tulkinghorn: Tweet and sour

Tulkinghorn has discovered that a Taylor Wessing tweeter found himself in extremely hot water at the Supreme Court during the recent New Cap Reinsurance Corp & Rubin & Lan v Eurofinance SA & & AE Grant trial. Tweet and sour According to sources close to the action, Taylor Wessing partner Nick Moser was asked to […]

Kirkland partner and judge hired to tackle Fifa corruption allegations

Football’s world governing organisation Fifa has instructed Kirkland & Ellis partner Michael Garcia to investigate allegations of corruption alongside German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert. The move, which was announced at a news conference yesterday, sees the duo co-chair Fifa’s new two-chamber ethics body, with Garcia investigating corruption and Eckert leading the judicial chamber. Garcia, who has […]

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Stewarts Law sets up litigation funding vehicle

Stewarts Law has established a corporate investment vehicle to allow its equity partners to invest in litigation in a tax-efficient manner. The litigation boutique has long funded a selection of cases on a conditional-fee arrangement (CFA) basis but, anticipating major reforms to the CFA system, the firm has established SL Equity Partners to allow investments […]


Job Watch: Competition/EU

Competition is always a popular choice, but does supply match demand right now in the legal market? For associates, it’s a fairly good option, says Guy Adams, director at Laurence Simons. “Where firms are looking, it tends to be at the junior or mid-level,” he says. “Partners are keen to ‘cherry pick’ the best young […]

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