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HR on a global scale: Comparing HR methods in the UK, Asia and Australia

Once regarded as an administrative process, human resources is now considered to be a discipline worth putting at the forefront of business development. Rhonda Livingston of Learned Friends assesses the impact of HR across three continents – UK, Asia and Australia – and compares the approach law firms are taking to flexible working practices, training, appraisals and the role of the human resources department.

Structuring and managing a performance development programme

It’s all very well knowing that you need to develop partners, fee-earners and support staff. But what are the essential elements of a successful performance development programme? And what are the common problems to avoid? Jo Larbie explains.

Double celebration for Shadbolt & Co

Specialist commercial law firm, Shadbolt & Co, celebrated their 10th anniversary this month with a visit by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness presented the firm with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade 2001 to the founder, and senior partner, Dick Shadbolt.

Collyer Bristow’s takes over Kanaar & Co

Collyer Bristow has swallowed music and entertainment practice Kanaar & Co, and has announced the appointment of its first chief executive, in the space of a week.

German firms on brink of salary war

German law firms are on the verge of a salary war. Competition between German law firms for graduates has forced an increase in salaries, with first year graduates now attracting up to DM195,000 (£62,600), including bonuses