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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.


Solicitors Regulation Authority

SRA pursues “dishonesty” claims against ex-Fieldfisher partner

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) today argued that a former Fieldfisher partner was “plainly dishonest” when signing off on an “inaccurate and misleading” document. This allegation was put before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) as the SRA set out its case against Stephen Evans-Jones, who was said to be one of the firm’s “highest equity […]


Contenders line up in Linklaters’ managing partner election race

Two candidates have put their names forward for Linklaters’ managing partner elections, with the shortlist of contenders recently finalised by the firm. The race for the role will see London-based global head of finance Paul Lewis battle it out against Frankfurt-based financial regulatory partner Andreas Steck. This follows a confirmation vote held internally last week. […]

DAC Beachcroft revenue grows to £274.8m

DAC Beachcroft has reported its seventh consecutive year of revenue and profit growth. Firmwide revenue rose by 6.5 per cent over the 2020/21 financial year, increasing from £258m to £274.8m. Similarly net profit, jumped by 19.6 per cent from £56m to £67m, while average profit per equity partner was up 18.6 per cent from £590,000 […]


Clifford Chance after Layton: Fresh faces wanted, new ideas needed

As Clifford Chance gears up for its leadership election this autumn, names of potential nominees have started to emerge alongside talk of wider management structural reforms. The firm will hold its process later this year, with its incumbent Matthew Layton understood to be set to leave the firm entirely once his term ends. The former […]

Optimising your processes? Be prepared to make mistakes

As exponential growth of technology consumes the world, the legal industry is having to move fast to keep up. The Lawyer and cloud-based document management solution Conga gathered seven in-house lawyers as part of The Lawyer In-house Financial Services conference to discuss legal automation transformation. The roundtable was moderated by Conga’s director of sales engineering […]

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