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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.


DLA Piper’s non-profit affiliate looks set to receive Global Citizenship Award

The American Lawyer has announced that DLA Piper’s non-profit affiliate New Perimeter will receive a lifetime achievement Global Citizenship Award as part of the publication’s inaugural Global Legal Awards. DLA Piper will be honoured at a dinner on 23 September at Gotham Hall in New York City. After receiving more than 300 nominations, the publication […]

Shoosmiths’ publishing and digital media specialist Kaye speaks at Outsell event

Shoosmiths partner Laurence Kaye was the guest speaker at one of Outsell’s regular leadership council meetings. Outsell is a research and advisory company focused solely on media, information and technology. Kaye, who specialises in publishing and digital media, updated senior business information executives and led a discussion on the European intellectual property framework, explaining how […]

Congratulations all round

For once the big news this week in The Lawyer Management isn’t about layoffs, mergers or firms collapsing. This edition celebrates those firms that have made it onto the shortlist for our inaugural awards, which will be held on 24 September. From global diversity initiatives at DLA Piper, revenue-generating social media tools at Taylor Wessing […]

Code of practice for well-maintained highways held to be non-mandatory guidance

Some local authorities may have been concerned by the decision of Mrs Justice Slade in AC v Devon County Council [2012] EWHC 796 (QB), which held that the recommended inspection interval of roads in a non-statutory code of practice was a mandatory standard. While overtaking a slower-moving vehicle on a country road, the vehicle left […]

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