Launched in February, the new initiative was established to help young RNCM entrepreneurs get innovative projects off the ground through financial assistance, advice sessions and professional mentoring and is held in a similar way to the TV show Dragons Den.
For law firms, developing the right human resource (HR) and recruitment strategy for analysing their staff performance and streamlining their recruitment and talent management processes are vital to their success. People analytics is now a top priority for legal HR departments as they recognise the value of investing in the right performance strategies to enable them to employ the right lawyers and staff.
During April, eight Intelligent Office staff from London and the South East qualified for the ‘’IOSH Managing Safely Award’’. IOSH stands for the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and the award is the industry standard qualification for managers of health & safety in the workplace.
Gun Judge, Head of Resourcing at Addleshaw Goddard and Chair of the Trailblazers Legal Committee, has successfully appealed the Skills Funding Agency's initial solicitor apprentice funding standard, increasing government funding for the new solicitor apprentice program.
Since 2009, A&O has been the pro bono partner of the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), supporting the charity in its fight against online child exploitation across the Asia-Pacific region.
To mark Mental Health Awareness week (8 - 14 May), leading global law firm Baker McKenzie is participating, for the second year running, in This is Me in the City campaign which aims to reduce the stigma associated with mental health. Amongst a series of events and activities which will be taking place during the course of the week, the Firm is also taking part in the Green Ribbon Campaign, in partnership with The Lord Mayor’s Appeal This is Me campaign, which is encouraging employees to wear a green ribbon to create a culture of openness in the workplace when it comes to mental health.
Allen & Overy has been awarded a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of Promoting Opportunity through Social Mobility, a new category for 2017. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are presented to UK businesses for outstanding achievement; this award recognises the contribution of Allen & Overy in broadening access to the legal profession through initiatives such as PRIME and The Smart Start Experience.
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has been included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2017. The Times Top 50 Employers for Women is published in partnership with Business in the Community, the Prince’s Responsible Business Network, as part of the charity’s Responsible Business Week.
As referenced by Deloitte Insight in a recent report more administrative, repeatable work will become automated in the legal services profession, the traditional entry level roles where lawyers have traditionally learned their profession will profoundly change.