Lawyer Monthly - July 2022

LAWYER MOVES City firm Clifford Chance has hired its first ever global head of wellbeing and employee experience, furthering the firm’s goal of being a “leading employer of choice” in the sector. Charles Alberts joined Clifford Chance at the beginning of June, having previously worked as head of wellbeing at professional services company Aon since 2017. In a press release, the firm announced that his appointment to the new position would “drive forward the recently-implemented global people and talent strategy” created by Grant Eldred, Clifford Chance’s chief people officer. In his new role, Alberts will work closely with both Eldred and Chimwe Odimba-Chapman, the firm’s global partner for talent. Alberts will be responsible for creating and delivering Clifford Chance’s first global wellbeing strategy. Alberts, who will work with Eldred and Clifford Chance’s global partner for talent Chinwe Odimba-Chapman, will be responsible for creating and delivering the firm’s first global wellbeing strategy. In a statement on his appointment, Alberts said: “Protecting and enhancing employee wellbeing and creating positive experiences has never been more important in the rapidly evolving world of work. It is evident that Clifford Chance is serious about its people and I look forward to working with our leaders and colleagues to create a world class approach to wellbeing, enhancing each step of the employee journey.” Alberts’ appointment comes as the legal profession attempts to come to grips with concerns that lawyers are experiencing workrelated stress or burnout. Legal mental health charity LawCare identified stress as the most common problem cited by those who contacted its staff in 2021. Clifford Chance Appoints First Global Head of Wellbeing Leading global firm Dentons has announced a list of its 37 new practice and sector group leadership appointments for the Europe region for the term ending December 2024. The raft of new appointments is in keeping with Dentons’ mandatory periodic review and rotation of key regional leadership roles, which is laid out in the Dentons Europe partnership agreement. The new sector and regional leaders were appointed by Tomasz Dąbrowski, CEO of Dentons Europe, and undertaken in consultation with the Dentons Europe Board and the firm’s global practice and sector leadership. “I am thrilled to congratulate these 37 talented partners – all of whom are recognised as leaders in their fields - on their European leadership appointments,” Dąbrowski said in a statement. “In their new roles, they will be responsible for driving the strategic development of their respective practice and sector groups in order to enhance our service offering, deepen key client relationships, develop and attract talent and build our market profile.” The 37 newly appointed leaders are based in 12 different offices across Europe, and over one third (35%) are female. A full list of the new appointments is viewable on Dentons’ website. Dentons Announces New announces Leaders of Europe Practices and Sector Groups 11 JUL 2022 | WWW.LAWYER-MONTHLY.COM

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