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Overseas law schools enter super-exam prep market with BARBRI tie-up

Three more overseas legal education providers are to offer prep courses for the new Solicitors Qualification Exam (SQE). Spain’s IE Law School, Paris Dauphine – PSL University of France and Singapore-based Asia Bar Review have all partnered with BARBRI to offer the course to international students. US-founded BARBRI arrived in the UK some years ago […]

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Dechert ramps up City hiring with second Kirkland joiner

Dechert has hired another corporate partner from Kirkland & Ellis, following swiftly from the recruitment of Mark Thompson almost three weeks ago. The firm is adding private equity specialist Sam Whittaker, who will be joining during the summer after almost seven years at the US rival. A partner since 2019, Whittaker joined as an M&A […]

DLA lures real estate partner from Dentons

Dentons real estate partner Bonnie Calnan is set to move to DLA Piper after just two years, The Lawyer can reveal. Calnan moved to Dentons from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) in 2019, hot on the tracks of fellow BCLP-lifer Deepa Deb. Deb was appointed head of UK real estate at Dentons last March. Calnan […]

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Addleshaws hires Irwin Mitchell’s ex-construction head

Addleshaw Goddard has strengthened its construction capability with the hire of Irwin Mitchell’s former City practice head. Gordon Anderson moves across from Irwin Mitchell, which he joined in 2016 to lead its construction, engineering and infrastructure practice in London. He had previously been a senior associate at Herbert Smith Freehills, from 2011 to 2016, and […]

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Clifford Chance replenishes antitrust ranks with GE hire

Following the exit of partner Jenine Hulsmann last month, Clifford Chance has gone in-house to bolster its antitrust team in the City. The firm has hired Sue Hinchliffe, the former global executive counsel for competition law and policy at General Electric. She joins the magic circle firm later this month. Hinchcliffe has been at GE […]

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Bakers duo exit for Latham in Germany

Latham & Watkins has boosted its European corporate ranks with the hire of two Baker McKenzie partners in its Düsseldorf office. The firm has taken on M&A experts Ingo Strauss and Heiko Gotsche. The two will work as partners in the corporate department and as part of the PE and M&A teams. They both have […]

Sidley rejuvenates City PE team after partner exits

Sidley Austin has opted to hire a group of associates to bulk up its private equity team, rather than a star lateral, after the raid by Goodwin Procter last year. The City office of the US firm embarked on the recruitment effort after the departure of private equity duo Chris Iwasko and Erik Dahl to […]

Careers briefings

What makes effective decision making in a virtual setting?

When quality decisions are made efficiently, team members are willing to actively support and engage in the endpoint. This buy-in creates a critical momentum, avoiding the sense of limbo that can linger when decision making is postponed or unclear.

Keith Schilling on how to create a leadership legacy

Keith Schilling, Chairman and Senior Partner at Schillings, shares what outstanding leadership means to him, and discusses the importance of D&I, how mentoring impacted his career, and what inspired him to set up his own firm.

Leveraging your team’s assets

The best teams are diverse and boast a mix of personalities, skills, talent and competence. Effective leaders will harness that capacity and empower every team member to contribute.

Setting up your team to succeed

We’ve all experienced being part of a team that operates well and gets great results. But many of us may also have endured working in a team that lacks the key components to make it work efficiently. So how do you ensure that you build a team that will thrive?

Investing in women

The webinar brought together our various communities to discuss the progress combatting the disparities that exist between female and male entrepreneurs, making entrepreneurship more accessible to women, increasing funding access for women to start and grow businesses as well as addressing broader societal issues and unconscious bias that have created barriers for women generally.

Personalized jobs: How tailored working can attract the best talent

In our previous Future of Work blog we looked at the concept of universal virtuality and how it will be both a driver and a result of digitization and automation in the future workplace. With a more virtual workforce, businesses will need to put greater effort into keeping their employees engaged.

Team coaching – a case study

TPC Leadership delivered a 1:1 and Team coaching programme over a 12 month period supporting the client in forming a new team structure with a high profile Formula One racing team and constructors.

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Presentation skills for lawyers: how to do anecdotes in video meetings

Regular readers will be aware of my embrace of storytelling in presentations and I have written on more than one occasion about the power that lies within a good story, well told. The anecdote in particular is a great way of personalising dull material, building empathy with your audience and leaving a short, sharp impression. […]

Presentation skills for lawyers: Don’t do small talk? I can’t wait!

Spring is a wondrous time of year. Almost on a daily basis come fresh signs that the winter has finally passed and summer is on its way and then it changes again. For the Brits, who are obsessed with the weather (understandably), spring with its erratic conditions, provides rich opportunities for small talk. This spring […]

Presentation skills for lawyers: why your chair matters!

Last month I gave some tips on how to improve your video presentation, but ran out of space, so I am returning to the topic. This month it seems as though there may at last be some light at the end of the tunnel, a ‘crocus of hope’ if you will, which could mean a […]

Simple tips to improve your video presentation

How is your on-screen persona these days? Are you a smouldering presence captivating your audience, or has your video craft regressed, leaving you stranded like an unflattering screen shot frozen mid sentence by a poor internet connection?  Here to breathe colour into those pasty February complexions and rejuvenate the Zoom fatigued are some tips to […]