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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 […]

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Cherie Booth QC

Bringing your religious beliefs to work – what are the limits?

Nadia Eweida’s success at the ECHR doesn’t mean that wearing religious symbols in the workplace is an automatic entitlement, says Cherie Booth QC The recent judgment by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg, in which a British Airways employee overturned a ruling of the Court of Appeal (CoA), brings sharply into focus […]

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Blackstone’s Pannick fails to persuade Supreme Court to extend privilege to accountants

The Supreme Court has refused to extend legal privilege to accountants offering tax advice. The ruling will be welcomed by lawyers who would have faced increased competition from their accountancy counterparts had the ruling gone the other way. It is a major win for Blackstone Chambers’ James Eadie QC who picked up the mandate to […]

Eversheds hires Comet GC in wake of retailer’s collapse

Eversheds has hired the former general counsel of collapsed electrical goods retailer Comet as extra support in its dispute resolution team. Richard Annett has joined Eversheds as a principal associate on a fixed-term contract due to the team being “very busy”, a spokesperson for the firm confirmed. Eversheds had a long-standing relationship with Comet. In […]

Francesca Kaye

“Chaotic” Jackson reforms will mean a “raft of litigation”

The MoJ’s implementation of the Jackson reforms has been chaotic and will result in a raft of satellite litigation, says LSLA president Francesca Kaye With 1 April within touching distance we finally have some details from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) around damages-based agreements and conditional fee agreements. It’s a start but it’s not nearly […]

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