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Growing up: how to achieve rapid growth without creating reputation risk

As businesses grow and change, so the expectations of their stakeholders and the type of risk they face change too. Here we will examine three of the different reputational threats issues faced by companies that are growing quickly and who will come under greater scrutiny as they succeed.

From lockdown to lockup

Williams Lea’s Phil Muller and legal billing expert Giulia Mijuca say that accurate billing and cash collection is one of the largest concerns facing law firms today – and the process behind them needs to change.

The journey of two senior lawyers – How leadership development changed everything

This is the first in a series of articles based on a panel discussion with Caroline Skinner, the General Counsel for G4S Europe Middle East, and Ingrid van Berkel, a former Eversheds Sutherland Partner and now a TPC Leadership executive coach and facilitator. Here they unpack how their experience of leadership development resulted in explosive personal growth.

One quantitative metric to rule them all

Although the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) opened its consultation on ‘fair value for money’ in defined contribution pensions in June 2020, its update got me thinking about the proposed obligation on firms to deliver ‘fair value’ under the Consumer Duty.


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‘Your barrister boyfriend’ founders plan female equivalent

The women behind the Tumblr Your Barrister Boyfriend, which rates barristers according to their appearance, will launch a female equivalent in the next four weeks. The identity of the two women who launched the site has been kept under wraps. The pair, an art historian and writer and a journalist, both Americans living in London, […]

Bringing an administration to an end: considerations for administrators

By Andrew Foyle A recent opinion by Lord Hodge in the Court of Session has clarified an administrator’s powers and duties in cases where they wish to bring an administration to an end. In particular, it clarifies where they have achieved a different objective from that approved by the creditors. It is a Scottish case, […]

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Freshfields and Gibson Dunn scoop lead roles as Vivendi sells Maroc Telecom stake

The Paris offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Gibson Dunn have picked up the lead roles on Etisalat’s proposed €4.2bn acquisition of Vivendi’s stake in Maroc Telecom. Middle Eastern telecoms giant Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat), a Freshfields client, is in talks to acquire the 53 per cent stake in Maroc Telecom currently held by Vivendi, advised […]

Don’t bet against the ABS

Parabis went from zero to being a £100m turnover firm in less than a decade. There’s no sign that its growth and ambition are stopping. This year Duke Street took a stake in the volume insurance player, and Parabis has just applied for an ABS licence to go into partnership with Direct Line. It seems […]

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