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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 […]



Bindmans set for CoA in Tony Nicklinson ‘right to die’ case

Bindmans is taking the Tony Nicklinson ‘right to die’ case to the Court of Appeal (CoA) after his wife Jane was given permission to proceed with her late husband’s legal battle. The civil rights firm’s partner Saimo Chahal and Doughty Street Chambers’ Paul Bowen QC are instructed on the case which is challenging the legal […]


Ashurst and SNR Denton take lead roles on Jessops administration

Ashurst and SNR Denton have been appointed to advise on the administration of camera seller Jessops. The news comes after PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) partners Edward Williams, Rob Hunt and Matthew Hammond were appointed as administrators to the troubled high street retailer today (9 January). Ashurst, the historic adviser to Jessops, is currently advising the company, fielding […]

A&O counts the cost of office banter

The holiday season and new year are a favourite time for law firm marketers capitalising on people’s misery. At around this time every year, email inboxes at The Lawyer fill with messages from divorce specialists reminding us that more couples split in January than at any other time – the seventh of the month is […]


Freshfields’ trip

Latest M&A data puts Freshfields ahead of Linklaters on the global stage Annual M&A data for UK deals for all of 2012 until 17 December suggest a poor year for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer at first glance, but closer inspection shows the year was far from bad for the magic circle firm. According to data from […]

Gibson Dunn employee charged with £33,000 bogus overtime claims

An employee of US firm Gibson Dunn and Crutcher will face trial charged with stealing more than £33,000 from the firm in alleged false overtime claims. Marion Carrington from Surrey appeared at City of London Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday also accused of fraudulently obtaining more than £5,000 from the firm’s petty cash account. She was […]

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