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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.


Thomas Linden QC

Ex-partner v GTM: enter the counsel

The dispute between Greenberg Traurig Maher (GTM) and former partner Andrew Croxford has moved up a gear, with both sides instructing counsel. GTM, which has retained Herbert Smith employment partner Andrew ­Taggart, has brought in Tom Linden QC of Matrix Chambers, while Croxford’s solicitor Susanne Foster, a senior associate at City employment boutique CM Murray, has engaged Akhlaq Choudhury of […]

Osborne Clarke bulks up in Bristol with BLP hire

Osborne Clarke has hired Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) funds partner Tim Simmonds as a partner in its Bristol office. Simmonds was head of BLP’s funds and financial services regulatory group. He becomes Osborne Clarke’s first dedicated funds partner and the third partner in the firm’s financial services team. He left BLP’s London team at the […]


Slaughters delivers on Royal Mail restructure

Slaughter and May has bagged an instruction from Royal Mail on restructuring mandated by a recent piece of legislation. Corporate partner Jeff Triggs, who is also acting as interim general counsel for Royal Mail, is acting alongside competition partner Isabel Taylor and employment partner Sandeep Maudgil on work generated by the Postal Services Act. Triggs […]

Randal Barker

ENRC legal chief resigns following boardroom turmoil

Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC) general counsel Randal Barker has resigned from his position as boardroom turmoil rages over the mining company’s corporate governance. Barker joined the company, whose mining assets are mainly in Kazakhstan, as London-based general counsel and company secretary in 2008. He previously worked as group legal director and group company secretary […]

Kate Oldfield

Work Life Quiz: Kate Oldfield, Davis Blank Furniss

What’s your favourite film? Kind Hearts and Coronets or any of the old Ealing comedies. I love the mix of humour and romanticism.   What was your first-ever job? Working in stock control for Great Universal Stores. What was your worst experience as a trainee? Being sent by my boss to a consent order and […]

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