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Dentons recognised as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers

Dentons is proud to be recognised as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for five consecutive years. The firm continues to work with our environmental champions across our Canada platform to build a culture of environmental awareness, enhancing how we affect change.

Canada’s Greenest Employers is an editorial competition organised by the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, designed to celebrate organisations who have developed exceptional sustainability initiatives.

“We are excited about the significant steps forward we have made as one of Canada’s green employers,” said John Esvelt, Chief Risk Officer. “Our people are passionate about environmental sustainability, and we’re proud of our collective efforts over the past five years to reduce our footprint across a number of processes throughout the firm.”

Dentons continues to identify innovative opportunities and promote wellness through eco-conscious programs to support the Firm’s shared value of minimising our environmental impact across our offices and within our communities. Recently, the firm moved to fully digital pay statement distribution system, removing the need to print pay statements for all 1300+ team members across Dentons Canada, reducing our carbon footprint. Here are some other ways Dentons is making our planet a little greener:

  • Eliminated our daily overnight interoffice mail services moving from daily deliveries to twice a week across Canada, reducing our environmental footprint by 60 percent
  • Equipping our team members with technology and replacing paper-driven processes with technology enabled solutions to increase efficiency and minimise paper consumption
  • Providing internal learning sessions on the merits of plant-based eating from a certified Plant Based Nutrition expert
  • Supporting a local packaging-free grocery store as part of the Vancouver Safety, Workplace Improvement, Sustainability and Health (SWISH) committee’s environmental wellbeing series

For more information on this award, visit Canada’s Greenest Employers.

Shoosmiths wins panel appointment from Odeon Cinemas

UK law firm Shoosmiths has secured a place on Odeon Cinemas’ revised legal roster – and will provide corporate work to the national chain for the next two years.

Odeon Cinemas has reduced the number of law firms it works with from ten to three.

Odeon’s client partner Paul Batchelor said: “This is a great result for our corporate division, and Shoosmiths, to secure a spot on this large corporate group’s panel.

“We’re delighted to be continuing our relationship with Odeon and look forward to working with them for the next two years.”

Odeon Cinemas’ Group Chief Legal & Compliance Officer Chris Thomas said: We’ve been impressed with the support and advice from Shoosmiths and we are pleased that relationship will be ongoing. We look forward to working with Paul and the rest of the team at Shoosmiths.

If you would like to find out more information about Shoosmiths, please visit shoosmiths.co.uk

Hogan Lovells Celebrates the New Year with 29 Promotions

Global law firm Hogan Lovells today announced that 29 of its people have been promoted to partner effective 1 January across a network of 45+ offices in 24+ countries, spanning Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas.

Speaking on the promotions, Hogan Lovells’ CEO Steve Immelt commented:

“Each of these individuals has demonstrated our core values through their hard work, client dedication, leadership behaviors and innovative thinking. Their additions to the partnership are a reflection of our truly global and diverse culture at the firm. The achievements of this talented group reflect the excellent work the firm does in recruiting and retaining the best people in a highly competitive legal marketplace. With that in mind, I am particularly pleased that more than 40 percent of our new partners and new counsel are women. I congratulate all those who were promoted and wish them every success as they continue their career with us.”

Each of Hogan Lovells’ five practice groups is represented in the 2020 partner promotions:

  • Eight in Corporate (including in Transactional, Real Estate, and Tax)
  • Seven in Litigation, Arbitration and Employment (including in Litigation, Arbitration, Investigations, White Collar and Fraud, and Employment)
  • Nine in Global Regulatory (including in Communications, Environment and Natural Resources, Medical Device and Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology, Health, International Trade and Investment, Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation, and Financial Services)
  • Two in Finance (including in Business Restructuring and Insolvency, and Infrastructure, Energy, Resources and Projects)
  • Three in Intellectual Property, Media and Technology

The additions to the partnership are a reflection of Hogan Lovells’ progress as one of the legal world’s only true global law practices. The new partners include:

  • 14 in the Americas, spread across our Baltimore, Denver, Mexico City, New York, Northern Virginia, and Washington, D.C. offices
  • Eight in the UK and Africa, in our London office
  • Six in Continental Europe, spread across our Frankfurt, Luxembourg, Munich, Madrid, and Rome offices
  • One in Asia Pacific and the Middle East, in our Tokyo office.
  • 13 women and 16 men.

In addition to the 29 new partners, 56 of our lawyers have been promoted to Counsel.

Our clients see us as an extension of their team, because we put ourselves in their shoes at every turn. They trust our recommendations, and we prove our worth time and again with commercially astute solutions.

If you would like to find out more information, please visit: https://www.hoganlovells.com/

Karen Baxter shortlisted in the This Can Happen Awards 2019

Lewis Silkin LLP is delighted that Karen Baxter has been shortlisted for ‘Most inspiring Leader of the Year’ at the This Can Happen Awards 2019. The awards celebrate excellence in workplace mental health and Karen has been shortlisted for her work on Lewis Silkin’s This Place Minds campaign.

The awards were launched this year to celebrate and recognise companies and individuals who have shown excellence in their approach towards positive mental health for their employees and colleagues.

The awards ceremony takes place on 21 November in Central London.

Karen has also been invited to speak at the This Can Happen Conference on 25 November about the campaign she is leading at Lewis Silkin around mental health in the workplace.

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At Lewis Silkin our ethos is simple. We strive to do the best for our clients, our people and the communities in which we operate.

Capsticks celebrate 40 years in business

Capsticks is delighted to announce that we have promoted two more lawyers, Tracy Giles and Gerard Aston, into the partnership as we continue to celebrate our 40th year in business. The new Partners represent two of the firm’s key practice areas, Contract & Commercial and Clinical Law.

Tracy joined the firm in 2009 as a solicitor and works with a range of the firm’s biggest clients across our core health business and private sector as well as within some of the emerging sectors such as emergency services. She provides complex procurement advice ranging from assisting with competitive dialogue processes and the establishment of frameworks to general advisory work.

Gerard, a clinical negligence specialist, joined the firm in 2011. His practice includes dealing with a range of high value and complex claims involving the most severe neurological injuries, he is also experienced in all forms of ADR including mediation and assists with the running of the Capsticks’ Claims Handling Service.

Senior Partner, Rachael Heenan, commented, “Both our new Partners live up to Capsticks’ ethos of being one step ahead and we are delighted to have such talent joining the partnership. It’s been wonderful to see them all develop over the past few years and I and the rest of the partners are delighted to see them moving into the next stage of their career with the firm.”

If you would like to find out more information, please visit: https://www.capsticks.com/

Browne Jacobson appoints new IT Director

Law firm Browne Jacobson has announced that it has appointed Abby Ewen as its new IT Director.

Working closely with Iain Blatherwick, Managing Partner, and the Firm’s Executive Board, Abby will head up the firm’s award winning IT team.

The role will see her utilising her extensive strategic and operational expertise in developing and driving forward the firm’s technology strategy and spearheading an effective IT service, focused on delivering business efficiencies, technology driven solutions and exceptional client service for both end users and clients.

Abby will be the firm’s first female IT director, following on from Caroline Green’s recent appointment as the firm’s first female Senior Partner. Abby’s appointment increases the number of women on Browne Jacobson’s Executive to five of the eleven members.

She joins from law firm BLM where she was IT Director for more than six years. Prior to her time at BLM, Abby held various senior IT and change management positions over 10 years with law firm Simmons and Simmons.

As well as being a regular speaker at high profile industry events, Abby actively promotes the technology sector as an attractive career option to school children in her role as a STEM ambassador. She is also a Director of LITIG (Legal IT Innovators Group) and a member of the advisory panel at DELTAS – a group that promotes diversity & excellence in legal technology and security.

Speaking on her appointment Managing Partner Iain Blatherwick, said:

“We are delighted to have someone with Abby’s experience join us.

“She will play a crucial role in helping us to deliver our vision and strategy, drive business performance and create a high-performance culture and environment where talented people from diverse backgrounds are motivated and thrive.

“Abby’s appointment is a real coup for the business.

“She has an impressive track record and she will be joining a strong team that has been core to helping to meet the current and future commercial needs of the business.”

On joining Browne Jacobson, Abby Ewen commented:

“It is a really exciting time to be joining Browne Jacobson.

“I have been really impressed with the investment the firm has made in recent years and their vision for placing IT at the heart of their strategy for future growth.

“I am looking forward to using my experience to develop a best in class IT team and take advantage of the technological developments in the market to provide a truly unique experience for both its people and clients.”

If you would like to find out more information, please visit: https://www.brownejacobson.com/