In Homer’s The Odyssey, Odysseus king of Ithaca fought in the Trojan War and entrusted his household to his loyal and trusted friend, adviser and counsellor, named Mentor. 

Thus, straight out of ancient Greek mythology comes the word commonly used today to denote an experienced person who is paired with someone less experienced for the purposes of their learning and development.   

To put it starkly, we each only have one set of eyes and ears, so why not tap into those of another? This is essentially what mentoring it, but it seems the legal profession in the UK has yet to grasp the full extent of just how beneficial mentoring can be to both parties. While any solicitor is a member of the profession, ther...

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