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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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World Cup

FIFA World Cup finalises panel ahead of Qatar 2022

A new panel of legal advisers has been appointed to assist in the organisation of the FIFA World Cup, due to be held in Qatar in 2022. For the first football World Cup ever to be held in an Arab country, the governing body will rely on a roster of five firms, following a process […]

Financials 2019/20: Trowers loses PEP momentum with 12 per cent drop

Trowers & Hamlins average profit per equity partner (PEP) fell 12 per cent over 2019/20 while revenue inched up by 1 per cent. Revenue at the 375-lawyer firm bumped up 1 per cent, from £105.2m to £106.2m, after Trowers hit the £100m mark over 2017/18. Having reached its highest ever PEP figure over 2018/19 – […]

Hong Kong

WFW bets on Hong Kong growth with leadership relocation

Watson Farley & Williams’ co-managing partner Chris Lowe is to relocate to Hong Kong this month, to take advantage of opportunities arising out of the region. Lowe first took on management duties at the end of 2013 when he replaced Michael Greville along with fellow co-head Lothar Wegener, based in London. The firm’s former maritime […]

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