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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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Allen & Overy’s revenue increased by 4 per cent to £1.69bn over 2019/20, though the firm anticipates tough market conditions ahead. A&O is one of the first City firms, and the first among the magic circle, to post its financials this year, as others cautiously hold back. The results are for the financial year to […]

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Linklaters PEP falls 5 per cent, as firm eases Covid measures

Average profit per equity partner took a hit at Linklaters over 2019/20, though the firm has said it will pay out a reduced distributions round after deferring it earlier this year. The drop in PEP to £1.61m comes after a 10 per cent spike was recorded in the 2018/19 financial year, in which it grew […]

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Simmons promotes six new partners after Covid delay

Simmons & Simmons has announced its latest set of partner promotions, after opting to defer the decision earlier this year. The small collective of six marks a huge contrast to last year, when the firm promoted its largest round ever. In 2019, 15 lawyers ascended to the partnership, including eight in its City office. It […]

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