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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?

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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