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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.



Pinsent Masons partner joins Squire Sanders Hammonds as outsourcing head

Squire Sanders Hammonds has hired an IT and outsourcing specialist from Pinsent Masons to head its global outsourcing team. Garfield Smith joined Squire Sanders at the beginning of October as a partner and global head of the firm’s outsourcing and procurement team. His role will be to bring focus to the firm’s existing capabilities, working […]

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Amarchand opens equity and anoints practice heads to kick off five-year plan

Amarchand Mangaldas has promoted five partners into its lockstep equity pool and created 11 practice heads as part of a five-year plan to grow to 1,000-lawyers and 100 partners by 2017. The firm has taken the steps after a year-long review conducted by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), according to Mumbai capital markets partner […]


Launching The UK Law Blogging Review

From this Friday I will be doing a weekly round-up of UK legal blogging for The Lawyer. This will not be some earnest clinical exercise based on aggregate counts of page views, number of commenters, or any other statistical basis or social media metric. From this Friday I will be doing a weekly round-up of UK […]

Map to mediation

Paul Randolph lays out a roadmap for a new mediation world. The mediation landscape for the Bar is likely to change dramatically over the next twelve months. The Government is proposing to introduce reforms of the civil justice system in England and Wales which are intended to significantly increase the take-up of mediation, and barristers […]


St Johns’ three-way merger creates UK’s biggest chambers

Manchester set St Johns Buildings (SJB) is to become the largest chambers in the country following the completion of its merger with Liverpool’s India Buildings Chambers and an agreement to combine with Sheffield’s Paradise Chambers by December. SJB head of chambers Michael Redfern QC unveiled the talks in ­January, stating that the broader base would help the set ­target public sector work […]

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