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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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Crowell & Moring has boosted its City offering with a competition recruit from Simmons & Simmons. Longstanding Simmons partner Peter Broadhurst moves across to the Washington-headquartered firm. His hire comes a month after Crowell gained two partners and four associates in London through its merger with New York boutique Kibbe & Orbe. They are made […]

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Clifford Chance concludes redundancy consultation

Clifford Chance has concluded a redundancy consultation around its support functions, with 52 professionals set to depart the firm. Forty-three of them will leave as a result of voluntary redundancy. They pertain to teams such as secretarial, mail room, and document production. The process was first started in April. At the time, about 44 to […]

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Nokia to test panel firms with new scorecard system

Nokia is to assess six panel firms on their equity, inclusion and diversity (E, I&D) credentials through a new scorecard system. As part of the initiative, Nokia’s legal and compliance organisation will conduct quarterly and annual assessments of its key panel law firms. The initiative was presented to firms in March, with Eversheds Sutherland, Roschier, […]

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City duo join throng of firms repaying Covid loans

Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) and Travers Smith are the latest firms to confirm repayment of Covid loans that were taken out at the height of the pandemic last year. Both firms’ combined debt increases amounted to £81m in 2019/20, with NRF significantly drawing down on its loan facilities during the first wave of the pandemic […]

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