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Leveraging your firm’s knowledge for a greater share of voice and market

By Samuel Page, Adam Elgar The “Excess Share of Voice” (ESOV) rule is as close to a law of marketing as we are likely to ever have. Across tens of thousands of marketing cases covering hundreds of markets and economic conditions, this rule is continually proved to be true. Brands that maintain a higher share […]

Reaching your market on LinkedIn (Best practice content campaigns – part 5)

By Samuel Page Reaching your target audience with content has always been a challenge. If you’ve been tuning into this post series you’ve already seen our best practice advice for planning a content campaign, defining your topics, and creating your content. Here we’re looking at how to reach an audience on LinkedIn through advertising.

Black Lives Matter: A call to action to dismantle institutional racism in the UK

By Desmond Brady The impact of eight minutes and 46 seconds in the murder of George Floyd watched by millions around the world sparked a new reckoning in the chapter of institutional racism—for not only in law enforcement but in society at large. Thousands of people marched in the streets around the globe and many […]

Debt for equity swaps – A possible solution to rising levels of debt?

By John Hamer, Debbie Jackson, Richard Naish, Daniel O’Gorman, Jo Stephenson, Oliver Duke The Financial Times recently reported that UK business faces a potential debt burden of up to £105 billion with small and medium sized companies under most pressure. Such levels of corporate debt are likely to be unsustainable and create obvious issues for […]

Technology trends lawyers should follow considering COVID-19—Part two

By Nayeem Syed In the previous article, we discussed how Covid-19 will accelerate existing technology trends and innovation. Here we will continue to discuss some of the implications which lawyers will need to consider and help manage their clients. As new technology is deployed at pace, technology-related risk-spotting becomes more important Many industries may see […]


Angel to step down as Linklaters chief; succession race begins

Linklaters managing partner Tony Angel is to step down later this year, prompting a succession race at the magic circle firm. Linklaters staff were informed today of Angel’s decision, which leaves the question of handover wide open, although the favourites are capital markets head Nick Eastwell and banking head John Tucker. The firm’s international board […]

A&O seeks light relief

A&O’s office move has left more than one partner with a headache. Word has reached Tulkinghorn that the lighting in the firm’s purpose-built headquarters is too bright, causing dozens of A&O’s staff to complain of migraines. The magic circle firm, which moved from Bank Street to Bishops Square at the end of last year, has […]

Bond Pearce lands White & Case finance whizz

Bond Pearce has appointed White & Case London chief operating officer (COO) Chris Schulten as its new finance director. Schulten joins the Bristol-based firm after two years at New York-headquartered firm’s London office. But his role at White & Case is believed to have been in conflict with that of global COO Jim Latchford, who […]

Ashurst revamps management board

Ashurst has expanded its management board to include French finance partner Laurent Mabilat, increasing the representation of continental Europe on the firm’s board. At the same time, incumbent board members litigation partner Edward Sparrow and transport, energy and infrastructure partner Logan Mair have been re-appointed following a contested partnership vote. Mabilat becomes the ninth member […]

The Guardian splits legal group in two

The Guardian news and media (GNM) group are set for a massive restructuring of its legal department leading to expansion and the team splitting into two legal divisions, the newspaper announced today. The newly-created divisions will be headed by Nuala Cosgrove, as director of editorial legal services, who will report directly to the editor Alan […]

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