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Growing up: how to achieve rapid growth without creating reputation risk

As businesses grow and change, so the expectations of their stakeholders and the type of risk they face change too. Here we will examine three of the different reputational threats issues faced by companies that are growing quickly and who will come under greater scrutiny as they succeed.

From lockdown to lockup

Williams Lea’s Phil Muller and legal billing expert Giulia Mijuca say that accurate billing and cash collection is one of the largest concerns facing law firms today – and the process behind them needs to change.

The journey of two senior lawyers – How leadership development changed everything

This is the first in a series of articles based on a panel discussion with Caroline Skinner, the General Counsel for G4S Europe Middle East, and Ingrid van Berkel, a former Eversheds Sutherland Partner and now a TPC Leadership executive coach and facilitator. Here they unpack how their experience of leadership development resulted in explosive personal growth.

One quantitative metric to rule them all

Although the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) opened its consultation on ‘fair value for money’ in defined contribution pensions in June 2020, its update got me thinking about the proposed obligation on firms to deliver ‘fair value’ under the Consumer Duty.

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Two national firms are keeping faith with the regions, at least

Much has been made of the legal services boom in Manchester, Bristol, Belfast and elsewhere.  The regions have historically generated substantial fees for three firms which have looked to transform into national and international beasts: DAC Beachcroft (DACB), DLA Piper, and Pinsents Masons. Yet, despite their strong regional roots, these three firms are increasingly looking […]

Ex-Leeds United director told to pay back millions to Middle East PE fund

A court ruling has ordered David Haigh, the former managing director of Leeds United FC, to repay millions to a Middle Eastern private equity fund. GFH Capital brought High Court proceedings against Haigh – who was also its former general counsel –  to enforce a decision made in 2018, which was upheld by Mr Justice […]

DLA Piper

DLA rescues crisis simulation service thwarted by Covid-19

DLA Piper has re-imagined a new crisis simulation training service that cost over £100,000 to deliver, after its launch was put in doubt due to the outbreak of coronavirus. The training service, called “DLA Piper Project Simulator”, was inspired by Carillion’s liquidation in 2017 and was one of the first products stemming out of the […]

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird halts pay reviews and splits bonuses

Bird & Bird has put salary reviews on hold, in the latest set of measures to contain the effects of coronavirus on its business flow. While reviews have been halted, the firm will reconsider them later in the year. In addition, management has decided to split its bonuses in half, awarding a first installment in […]

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