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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 […]


From here to paternity: gay parenthood at SNR Denton

Becoming a parent while ­juggling the demands of a high-pressure job is never easy, but for SNR Denton banking and finance associate Alexander Semernin the journey to fatherhood has, to some extent, been a greater challenge than for many of his peers. The gay lawyer and his partner, a director of a boutique real estate […]


Irwin Mitchell moves 81 staff to BPO outfit

Irwin Mitchell is to ­transfer 81 support staff to business process outsourcing (BPO) company OCS as it looks to streamline its cost base in preparation for ­converting to an alternative business structure (ABS). The firm is offloading its facilities operations after signing a five-year deal with the company. Irwin Mitchell group operations director Gary Jackson said: “We’ve grown […]

BBC Worldwide: will retain editorial interests in sold-off titles

City quartet pitch in on £121m sale of BBC magazine portfolio

Hogan Lovells, Olswang, SJ Berwin and Travers Smith won advisory roles on BBC Worldwide’s £121m sale of magazine titles including Radio Times and Top Gear to Exponent ­Private Equity. The deal sees Exponent acquire 11 BBC magazines including Radio Times, olive and Gardens Illustrated. The private equity house will acquire the licence to 18 further […]

Dundas dumps all-equity partnership

Dundas & Wilson has dropped its all-equity model and introduced a fixed-share tier into its partnership. At least some, if not all, of the four partners made up at the firm in May became fixed-share partners and The Lawyer understands that a number of equity partners at the firm have been de-equitised. The news comes as ­merger talks […]


Launching The UK Law Blogging Review

From this Friday I will be doing a weekly round-up of UK legal blogging for The Lawyer. This will not be some earnest clinical exercise based on aggregate counts of page views, number of commenters, or any other statistical basis or social media metric. From this Friday I will be doing a weekly round-up of UK […]

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