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A&O dresses down

Allen & Overy is breaking with magic circle formality by offering staff the chance to dress down five days a week.

Retention lessons

Meaning, not money alone, matters. Maryann G. Hedaa and Charles G. Douglas, Hildebrandt International Inc., comment on the benefits of using pro-bono work as a tool for training and retaining associates and partners, and how this can additionally enhance your firm''s reputation.

Freshfields Elects Record Number of Partners

International law firm Freshfields has announced a record number of partnership appointments to take effect from 1 May 2000. Twenty one lawyers have been elected to partnership, a 62% increase on last year. With these partners, Freshfields have a total of 298 partners and 1200 other qualified lawyers on 1 May 2000. The majority of appointments have been made outside the UK and are as follows.