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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”) […]

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Freshfields sets target of 40 per cent new female partners by 2026

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has introduced a series of pledges to improve its diversity and inclusion credentials, setting out targets for new partners and its leadership teams. The firm has said that by 2026, it expects new partners to be at least 40 per cent women and 40 per cent men. This follows last year’s promotions […]

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Bevan Brittan hands out all-staff pay rise and ‘thank-you bonus’

Bevan Brittan has handed out a 3 per cent pay rise to all its employees alongside an additional 3 per cent ‘thank-you bonus’ to be applied to the last six months and paid now. The firm had previously postponed its September 2020 annual pay review due to uncertain economic conditions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. […]

New Look GC moves to Rolex retailer Watches of Switzerland

New Look general counsel Laura Battley has moved across to Watches of Switzerland, less than two years after the latter’s listing on the London Stock Exchange. Battley joins the FTSE 250 British watch retailer after five years as GC and company secretary at New Look. She began her legal training at Slaughter and May in […]

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