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The principles of leadership for in-house legal teams

A panel comprised of General Counsels from a mix of FTSE 100 blue chip corporations to high growth companies, offering a great blend of cultures and leadership styles discuss the characteristics of a good leader and share their refreshingly honest personal stories of leadership.

Employment Law Focus: Unconscious bias

Unconscious bias is a growing legal issue for employers. It’s widely regarded as a barrier to equality, diversity and inclusion, and employment tribunals are looking more closely at motivation and bias in discrimination and harassment cases.

Termination for insolvency: how can suppliers protect their position?

Suppliers can no longer rely on contractual terms entitling them to terminate a contract on the grounds of a corporate customer’s insolvency (ipso facto clauses) in most cases. This prohibition was introduced by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act which came into force on 26 June 2020 (the Act). This briefing looks at the changes suppliers may need to make to their contracts, as well as to their credit and enforcement strategies, in light of this prohibition.

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Don’t think about what’s coming in the autumn

2020 will go down in history as the year that traditional working models were torn apart by a global pandemic, which changed the way we work forever. As Horizon gets ready for a short two-week holiday (don’t worry, we’ll be back on 24 August), let’s take a moment to consider how the legal market has […]

David Pollitt, DAC Beachcroft

DACB reveals sixth year of consecutive turnover growth

Profits and turnover at DAC Beachcroft rose over 2019/20, with the firm’s partnership also voting in managing partner David Pollitt for a second term in charge. The profit increase of seven per cent to £56m, previously £52m, came alongside three per cent growth in profit per partner to around £590,000. Revenue was up six per […]

Eversheds revises work allocation model to balance UK disputes work

Eversheds Sutherland’s litigation team has started to allocate new cases based on suitability and experience, rather than location. Previously, if a case came into the firm’s Manchester office the litigation team in Manchester would lead on it. However, now the case will be allocated depending on office workload and experience as the firm ditches local […]

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