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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”) […]


Webinar: The Future-Proof Legal Department: How to Leverage Legal Tech

According to a recent survey conducted by The Lawyer in association with Wolters Kluwer, all legal departments across the U.K. expect to use legal technology in some form within the next five years. However, just 40% have a digital strategy to support their initiatives. Join us for a discussion on the role of legal technology […]

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Clifford Chance US associates in line for second special bonus

Clifford Chance is handing out special bonuses for its US associates, weeks after having announced a similar reward for its UK lawyers. The firm will pay the bonuses in two payments, the first one on June 30 and the second one on December 30 respectively. They will be based on an assessment of each associate’s […]

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Simpson Thacher’s London revenue soars 15 per cent

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett’s London office revenue grew by 15 per cent in 2020, ahead of a spate of partner hires made earlier this year. Turnover rose from $201m to $232m. The growth rate is ahead of the previous year’s 14 per cent rise that took the New York-headquartered firm’s City turnover through the $200m mark for […]

Stephenson Harwood embarks on strategy review to “sharpen focus”

Stephenson Harwood is kicking off a comprehensive strategic review of the firm for the first time in five years, The Lawyer can reveal. The review will set Stephenson Harwood’s direction for the next three to five years and will be spearheaded by CEO Eifion Morris. The audit will be split into seven workstreams, focusing on […]

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