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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.

A review of the post-Brexit UK financial sanctions regime – where are we now?

Following its departure from the EU, the UK now has the opportunity to develop its own international sanctions regime, separate from the EU. The Foreign Office is now responsible for international sanctions policy and this will be implemented and enforced by the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) on behalf of HM Treasury.

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WFW defers tax payments as it battles pandemic impact

Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has pushed back its tax payments for this year, as it grapples with the financial consequences of the pandemic, The Lawyer can reveal. The firm has taken advantage of a government scheme which allowed to defer April’s VAT bills to a later stage. A spokesperson for the firm said in […]

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