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Irish regulation in focus: Culture and individual accountability

Increasingly, there is a focus on culture and individual accountability in regulated firms. This has been heightened by various consumer protection issues which have been investigated including the tracker mortgage examination; high profile enforcement actions and the recent engagement with insurers on business interruption cover during COVID-19. Consistently, the Central Bank of Ireland (“Central Bank”) […]

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Ashurst to dish out £1,000 one-off bonus

Following the likes of Simmons & Simmons and Norton Rose Fulbright, Ashurst has said it will pay its staff a one-off bonus reward after strong performance last year. The firm has doubled the size of its existing bonus pool in order to make the payment of at least £1,000 to employees worldwide. According to its […]

What does smarter working look like for IHLs? Key takeaways

The opening webinar of The Lawyer’s Smarter Working Week saw leaders from a broad range of different sized teams discuss their experiences over the past 12 months and how they will use these learnings to build back better and enhance the experience for their business.

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A&O hands out Covid bonus as Slaughters holds firm

Allen & Overy has joined the slew of firms handing out Covid-19 bonuses, while employees at Slaughter and May will not be receiving one. A&O is handing Covid-19 bonuses of 5 per cent, following the likes of Clifford Chance, Linklaters and Herbert Smith Freehills, which have rewarded staff in recognition of their hard work over the past year. […]

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Ofgem on lookout for new GC

The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) is recruiting a new general counsel following the departure of its former legal head after two years. Scotland-based GC Euan McVicar joined the energy regulator in 2018 from Green Investment Group, where he served as GC between 2013 and 2017 and then head of transaction structuring in […]

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