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Relational leadership: How to inspire others

Two of the greatest assets in a leader’s toolkit are their ability to lead towards a purpose, and their capacity to help people extract meaning. When harnessed, they become the backbone of resilience in the face of troubling times, the inspiration for the courage needed when uncertainty is ahead, and the power to stay on course to impact something greater than ourselves.

You’ve adopted some great tech, but what’s next?

Every savvy business professional understands that ROI is tricky to calculate, especially when it comes to technology. Indeed, when new systems are considered, committees often review pessimistic and optimistic ROI calculations, create in-depth score cards to measure competitors against, and sit through endless sales pitches and demos in the hopes that they’ll catch a glimpse of that single feature that will be key to user success.

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Withers reveals first partner promotions since 2019

Withers has promoted a group of six in the UK this year, with other new partners announced in San Diego and Singapore. The firm has made up two private client lawyers in the UK; Natasha Oakshett, who joined in 2006 from Allen & Overy, and Mara Monte, who has been at the firm since 2009. […]

Five City lawyers make the grade in Hogan Lovells promotions

Hogan Lovells has unveiled its new partner class for 2021, with five lawyers in London attaining promotion. Of the five City members, Yasmin Waljee becomes Hogan Lovells’ first pro bono partner in Europe having been a longtime leader of the firm’s efforts outside the US. Other London lawyers reaching promotion are Francis Booth, Oliver Humphrey […]

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Reed Smith partner duo decamp to US rival

A partner duo from Reed Smith have left the firm to join King & Spalding’s London outpost. Projects and construction partners Vincent Rowan and Shareena Edmonds have left Reed Smith after a decade. The two lawyers had joined from Pinsent Masons in 2010. Rowan had spent his entire career at the firm, having joined in […]

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Scottish Water set to review panel firms by April

Scottish Water is seeking to update its legal panel, six years after putting together its last roster of law firms. The publically-owned water and waste water company had reappointed DLA Piper and CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang in 2015, alongside BLM. Scottish firm Anderson Strathern won a spot on the panel for the first time, […]

Stephenson Harwood hires new COO from Addleshaws

Stephenson Harwood is kicking off 2021 with a senior hire from Addleshaw Goddard, with Axel Koelsch joining the firm as its chief operating officer (COO). As the successor to Clive Ruse, who spent 21 years at Stephenson Harwood before retiring late last year, Koelsch arrives as a member of the firm’s global leadership team following […]

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