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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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Baker McKenzie

Bakers unveils largest City promotions round since 2010

Baker McKenzie has promoted seven lawyers to partner in London, as part of a global round of 81 new members worldwide. The seven in the City include Helen Brown and Julia Hemming in IP/tech, David Hart and Phelim O’Doherty in private equity, Sarah Porter in the banking and finance team, James Robinson in competition and […]

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White & Case loses third partner to Bakers this year

Baker McKenzie has picked up its third lateral partner from White & Case this year, in a move intended to further boost its City corporate and tax departments. Prabhu Narasimhan is moving to Bakers, having joined White & Case in 2008. He made partner at the firm in 2015, becoming a member of its tax […]

Ashurst

NQ pay: Ashurst does what everyone else does

Just days after the firm revealed a strong set of financial results for 2018/19, Ashurst has confirmed it too will increase its remuneration package for newly-qualified solicitors. The firm has said its total possible remuneration will rise to £105,00, up from £96,000. This comprises both base pay and a bonus, with the bonus based on […]

Kathleen Russ, Travers

Travers NQs in line for pay bump after positive financial results

Travers Smith’s turnover increased by nearly 11 per cent over 2018/19, with the firm also following the likes of Macfarlanes and Slaughter and May by increasing its salaries for newly-qualified lawyers. The firm’s revenue jumped from just under £147m to £162.5m, while average profit per equity partner increased by 4 per cent to £1.25m. The […]

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