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Covid-19 & green finance: What next?

In this feature article, Mark Oliphant of The International Stock Exchange Group goes from Brexit and through COVID-19 to explore the impact so far on, and the prospects for the future of, green finance and the wider sustainable investing market.

Virtual roundtable: In a period of unknown, how can we make a difference?

Following the success of our first Virtual Roundtable, we are pleased to announce details of the next session. The expert panel will continue their discussion around current priority pain points, challenges and opportunities. They will share more insights into the shifting workplace culture, and how they are adapting to new ways of working during the […]

Covid-19 – charity AGM restrictions in the Isle of Man

The COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions place unprecedented difficulties on Isle of Man registered charities holding their Annual General Meeting (AGM). Due to the recent implementation of measures regarding social distancing, isolation and restrictions on travel and movement, the logistics of a charity holding an AGM in the usual manner is not possible. The Isle of Man Attorney General has issued some guidance to assist Manx charities over the coming months.




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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, BCLP

Accounts reveal falling profits at BLP prior to Bryan Cave tie-up

Berwin Leighton Paisner has released its final LLP accounts as a UK-headquartered firm, having merged with US outfit Bryan Cave in April last year. The accounts cover BLP’s finances across 2017/18, showing a fall in net profit of over 22 per cent from £72m to £56m. Since 2015/16 BLP’s net profit has fallen each year, […]

Travers’ new tech officer sets out strategy for innovation

Travers Smith has set up a working group focused on boosting the firm’s investments in innovation, following the arrival of its new chief technology officer from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. The group is the brainchild of new chief technology officer Oliver Bethell, who joined the firm four months ago after 14 years at Freshfields. There, he […]

Andrew Leaitherland, DWF

There are few leaders who have had as much of an impact on their firm as DWF’s Andrew Leaitherland. At the end of 2017, he was reappointed as managing partner for a fifth consecutive term. Indeed, he is DWF’s first and only managing partner. Since originally taking on the role, Leaitherland has helped transform DWF […]

Charles Brasted, Hogan Lovells

Last year, Charles Brasted was sorting out two of the biggest concerns for Londoners; Brexit and the potential loss of Uber. With Transport for London stripping the taxi app of its City licence in 2017, the Hogan Lovells litigator was called in to save the day in one of the most high-profile battles of the […]

Jill Greenfield, Fieldfisher

Jill Greenfield attended a comprehensive in Stoke-on-Trent, with a father who was a joiner and a mother who worked on a fruit stall, and never expected to become a lawyer. She came into the profession wanting to fight for justice for individuals. And as the head of Fieldfisher’s personal injury department, she gets to do […]

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