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Relational leadership: How to inspire others

Two of the greatest assets in a leader’s toolkit are their ability to lead towards a purpose, and their capacity to help people extract meaning. When harnessed, they become the backbone of resilience in the face of troubling times, the inspiration for the courage needed when uncertainty is ahead, and the power to stay on course to impact something greater than ourselves.

You’ve adopted some great tech, but what’s next?

Every savvy business professional understands that ROI is tricky to calculate, especially when it comes to technology. Indeed, when new systems are considered, committees often review pessimistic and optimistic ROI calculations, create in-depth score cards to measure competitors against, and sit through endless sales pitches and demos in the hopes that they’ll catch a glimpse of that single feature that will be key to user success.



Dacheng unveils newly revamped leadership team

China’s largest firm by headcount Dacheng has elected a new management team following an election process that began in February. Headed by the firm’s founder and chairman Peng Xuefeng, its new management structure is made up of a 17-member standing committee, a five-member supervising committee and an executive committee. The structure replaces Dacheng’s previous 15-member […]


The view from 2B: Students should not have to fill the justice gap

Cuts to Legal Aid have seen student projects bridge the gap between the most vulnerable and justice. Pro bono has been an established aspect of law student training for decades, allowing students to practise their skills on real-live clients, and allowing clients with small-scale issues such as landlord and tenant disputes or arguments with an […]

Here come the oligarchs

It’s not quite caught the public imagination in the way that the Berezovsky-Abramovich battle did, but the Ablyazov litigation is just as ferocious and has similarly high states. Next stop, the Supreme Court. Ablyazov reaches Supreme Court, the latest step in “extraordinary litigation” Hogan Lovells to lead $2bn oligarch battle after White & Case is […]


Wright Hassall is no outlier

Firm points out a close reading of its accounts shows a healthy debt position In last week’s debt feature we highlighted Wright Hassall, flagging up a net debt figure of £3,562,991 and a net debt to capital ratio of 880.41 per cent. We also stated that the firm had £237,533 net debt per each of […]


Cuatrecasas joins European allies in Gide London offices

Iberian firm Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira has moved into empty London office space rented by French ally Gide Loyrette Nouel, as the development of the firms’ non-exclusive alliance progresses. Cuatrecasas has joined Gide and Italian ally Chiomenti in 125 Old Broad Street, taking space on the fourteenth floor. Chiomenti moved into the fifteenth floor last year […]

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