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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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New competition regulator CMA creates three new cartel roles

The newly-formed Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) is looking to hire a director of criminal enforcement as part of three new director roles aimed at beefing up its ability to crack down on cartels. The regulator formally launched in April as the successor to the Competition Commission and Office of Fair Trading (OFT). It is […]

King & Capital co-hosts seminar on law in Sino-African investment and trade

On 10 September 2014, more than 20 African attorneys attended the ‘Seminar on the Law in Sino-African Investment and Trade’, held at Beijing Foreign Studies University. King & Capital was one of the co-hosts of the event. The attending attorneys came from 13 African countries, including South Africa, Nigeria, Republic of Uganda and Zimbabwe. Seven […]


Switzerland: Peaked performance?

An innovative labour market and sophisticated business sector make Switzerland inviting to investors, but developments could diminish its appeal In April this year, two of the world’s largest cement manufacturers – Switzerland’s Holcim and France’s Lafarge – announced a €40bn (£31bn) mega-merger that gifted roles to a host of top-notch firms such as Cleary Gottlieb […]

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When a leader’s listening skills are also survival skills

Law firm leaders must show a high degree of self-awareness in managing partner dissatisfaction or their firms could be at risk As we saw from the recent Scottish referendum, partnerships that appear from the outside to be longstanding, successful and secure can be riven with internal dissatisfaction that, at the extreme, threatens their existence. Law […]

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20 Essex Street clerk Brian Lee exits for 7KBW marketing post

Longstanding 20 Essex Street clerk Brian Lee has left the set after 26 years to join 7KBW as the chambers’ first marketing director. After over two decades at the helm of 20 Essex Street, Lee will join 7KBW in January 2015 as its first dedicated international marketing chief and will sit alongside senior clerks Greg […]

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