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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?


New York

Litigation funder falls into US hands after dropping IPO listing

Vannin Capital has been acquired by a US headquartered investment business, nearly a year after withdrawing plans to list on the London Stock Exchange. Vannin will now be under the command of Fortress Investment Group in a deal that is expected to be finalised later this month. Vannin and its largest shareholder, Brandon Investments, was […]

US corporate powerhouses lead as Virgin Galactic nears IPO

Latham & Watkins is representing Virgin Galactic on its merger deal that will see it become the first publically traded spaceflight company. US-based partners at Latham have been advising the Virgin Group on the tie-up with Social Capital Hedosophia. The deal has been led by New York corporate partner Justin Hamill, partner Josh Dubofsky, who […]


Keystone turnover up 35 per cent post-IPO

Keystone Law has posted its financial results for 2018, with double-digit growth in turnover and sustained growth in recruitment in its first year as a publicly-listed company. The firm revealed 35 per cent growth in turnover from £31.6m to £42.7m. Profit before tax grew by 56.8 per cent, up from £3.3m to £5.1m. Keystone founder […]


Jones Day and Travers lead in restaurant IPO

Jones Day and Travers Smith have advised on the £185m IPO of casual dining group Loungers. Loungers, which operates 146 café-bar sites across England and Wales under brands Lounge and Cosy Club, has been advised by co-lead of Jones Day’s banking, finance and securities practice Giles Elliott and capital markets partner Vica Irani. Having revealed […]

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