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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.



Linklaters’ disputes chief takes on global, ex comm and London roles

Linklaters’ new global litigation Michael Bennett has decided not to appoint a new London disputes chief after opting for a more streamlined management group.  Bennett was named head of the firm’s first independent litigation division last month for a four-year term after the firm abolished its commercial group in favour of litigation, corporate and projects […]


DWF named top management team at The Lawyer Management Awards

DWF’s rapid expansion and willingness to embrace the new opportunities in the UK legal market scooped it Management Team of the Year at The Lawyer Management Awards last night. The award was the culmination of a good night for the North West firm, which was shortlisted in three other categories. Judges cited the leadership of […]

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Pinsents set for managing partner election as Ryan steps down

Pinsent Masons managing partner David Ryan has decided not to seek re-election at the end of his current term in April 2015. There has not been a contested managing partner election at the firm since Ryan first took on the role in 1999. A statement released by the firm said that Ryan would remain heavily […]

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Burges Salmon and Morton Fraser team win NDA panel spots with Eversheds and Pinsents

Burges Salmon, Eversheds and Pinsent Masons have won spots on the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA) reduced legal panel. The new panel has been reduced from five firms to three following the review. Neither DLA Piper, Fieldfisher or Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer was replaced on the panel after first being appointed in 2010 with Fieldfisher understood not […]

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