Legal sector

Covid-19 whistleblowers ignored and dismissed by employers

29 Oct 2020

Nearly half of employees with coronavirus concerns have had their queries ignored.

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Taking the lead: dog walker job at law firm commands £30,000

25 Oct 2020

A law firm specialising in tax litigation is looking for a ‘private assistant and dog walker’ for an annual £30,000 salary.

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Senior partner criticises high pay for new lawyers

23 Oct 2020

Senior partner at Pinsent Masons Richard Foley says six-figure salaries for newly qualified lawyers are unsustainable.

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Senior solicitor groped his secretary and told racist jokes

23 Oct 2020

A solicitor who ran through the offices of his employer with a pretend Ku Klux Klan hood has been found guilty of sexual harassment and racist behaviour.

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How can we reinvigorate employee networks?

21 Oct 2020

Managed well, an employee network can bring a raft of benefits to its members and the organisation in which it...

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The impact of Covid-19 on senior executives’ contracts

20 Oct 2020

Senior executives' relationship with new employers is changing as they look to safeguard their positions against a background of instability.

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Law firms pay back furlough cash

14 Oct 2020

A number of UK law firms have handed back government furlough money having experienced better than expected business in the...

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Personnel Today Awards 2020: Employment Law Firm of the Year shortlist

14 Oct 2020

This tightly contested award recognises innovation, performance and client service employment law teams’ work for their HR clients.

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Services sector ‘overlooked’ in Brexit trade talks

13 Oct 2020

The needs of the UK’s £225bn professional services sector are being overlooked in the UK-EU trade talks according a sub-committee...

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Compulsory retirement of partners in the Covid era

13 Oct 2020

Compulsory retirement may be on the agenda as Covid exposes weaknesses in the boardroom. Ivor Adair looks at the risks for firms with a partnership structure.

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Freshfields is first magic-circle law firm to be led by a woman

1 Oct 2020

Georgia Dawson has been elected as the senior partner of London-based Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

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Black barrister misidentified many times in one day at court

24 Sep 2020

A black barrister was yesterday (23 September) stopped and mistaken for a defendant several times in one day at her court workplace.

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Stonewall announces top global employers for LGBT equality

21 Sep 2020

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality charity Stonewall has announced its Top Global Employers for 2020.

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Lockdown recruitment in a risk-averse sector: Tim Skipper interview

16 Sep 2020

Recruiting the right person for the right role is never an easy challenge. But doing it at a time when...

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How PR is the missing link in recruitment media

29 Jul 2020

Black Lives Matter, gender diversity, workplace culture. The way employers communicate about these issues matters more than ever. James Clench,...

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