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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.

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Working knowledge

The Solicitors Regulation Authority is monitoring closely the progress of the new work-based learning scheme for lawyers. By Clare Gilligan It is almost a year since a work-based learning pilot scheme was launched, introducing a new way in which aspiring solicitors can complete the final two years of their training.If the scheme proves successful, work-based […]

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Bevan Brittan in second round of redundancy talks

Bevan Brittan has launched a second redundancy consultation in a bid to stave off wider cuts at a later date. Andrew Manning Chief executive Andrew Manning said up to 11 per cent of positions would be affected, the equivalent of 45 employees, including 17 fee earning roles. The corporate and real estate practices have been […]

Best sellers

This week saw the publication of two great literary masterpieces. In case you are not au fait with the latest trends we’re referring to The Lawyer UK 200 Annual Report 2009, together with that budding Pulitzer Prize winner, none other of course than Allen & Overy’s Annual Review. While The Lawyer’s tour de force is […]

Down but not out

While the Bristol heavyweights battled for supremacy, the smaller Southern firms held their own. By Corinne McPartland Whether you are looking at the South East or South West, legal battlefields do not come much hotter than Bristol. And that is as true in a downturn as it is in a boom. Legal powerhouses Burges Salmon […]

McDermott unveils London private client practice

McDermott Will & Emery has launched a private client practice in its London office with a view to aligning the service with that in its New York offering. Andrew Vergunst Martyn Gowar, former senior partner at LG and a consultant at that firm and at Penningtons, has become a partner at McDermott. He is joined […]

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