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Maximising the potential of your workforce

Coaching is rapidly becoming a corner-stone for management and staff development world-wide. Anna Britnor Guest, director of the Coaching & Mentoring Network, explores how far-sighted organisations harness the power of coaching to help partners and team members hone their people and leadership skills.

Hopes fade fast for Garretts’ city practice

Following last month’s indictment of Andersen by US prosecutors, Andersen-tied firm, Garretts are continuing to pursue takeover talks in the hope that the city practice can be transferred whole. Success appears unlikely however, as Addleshaw Booth & Co, Tite & Lewis and Landwell progress talks to hire the firm’s individual partners and teams.

Better balance in stress claims

A ruling in the Court of Appeal has helped clarify the whole issue of stress-related illness but might not have gone far enough, according to a Manchester lawyer.

Stress and sexism drives women out of PI, says survey

Almost a third of personal injury solicitors are wavering over whether to give up the practice area and even the profession itself in favour of a less stressful job, with women lawyers citing sexism as a major reason, research by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has found.

Members reject Law Society ‘modernising’ proposals

The proposals, which would make it more difficult for solicitors to challenge Chancery Lane policy, have already been agreed by the Law Society’s council at a special meeting in December 2001. However, the plans were later blocked after members voted down three out of five resolutions.

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