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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 […]


Semple Fraser gears up for remuneration overhaul

Semple Fraser gears up for remuneration overhaul” />Scotland’s Semple Fraser is reviewing its remuneration structure in a bid to attract talent at the top of the equity. The firm operates a modified lockstep that is 80 per cent weighted towards equity, with the remaining 20 per cent based on performance. Partners enter equity on 50 […]

Harbottles promotes four

Harbottle & Lewis has promoted four associates to the partnership. The firm has made up Leo Marino in the property department, publishing group head Caroline Turner, employment litigator Joanne Twiss and finance specialist Alison Wilds. Harbottles also made Wilds head of the aviation and finance group and promoted David Scott to the position of senior […]

SJ Berwin poaches LG funds partner

SJ Berwin has lured an LG (Lawrence Graham) investment funds partner to join its expanding financial markets group. Victoria Younghusband, will join the firm on 1 August to help develop SJ Berwin’s investment fund capabilities. Financial markets partner at SJ Berwin, Bruce Gardner, commented: “The firm wants to develop the financial markets team and Victoria […]

ECJ dismisses fraud directive dissenters

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has rejected an attempt by Belgian bar associations to declare an EU money laundering directive illegal. Under the 2001 Money Laundering Directive, lawyers and notaries must inform law enforcement officials if they suspect clients have been involved in money laundering. The directive relates to any company or individual involved […]

Code worthy?

Although the new Code of Conduct has brought few surprises, it should not be dismissed by the profession, say Katherine Rees and Rebecca Armstrong Jeremy Clarkson infamously refused to review the new Vauxhall Vectra for Top Gear, showing his disdain for what he termed the “boring” new model by walking round the car in silence, […]

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