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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.


Bond Pearce and RPC swell partner ranks with latest promos

Bond Pearce and RPC are the latest firms to unveil partnership promotions, with RPC adding two lawyers to its all-equity partnership while Bond Pearce has promoted five. At RPC intellectual property specialist Paul Joseph has been promoted alongside litigator Andy McGregor. They joined the firm in 2010 from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Ashurst, respectively. RPC […]


North-West lawyers top in-house salary rankings

Young in-house lawyers based in the North West are earning thousands of pounds more than their peers in other regions. New figures show that the average salaries for solicitors with only one to five years’ post-qualification experience (PQE) will take home between £42,000 and £60,000 in cities such as Manchester, Liverpool and Preston. That compares […]


Halliwells’ suspicious minds

Former Halliwells equity partners sat down with the failed firm’s liquidators last week to mediate, hoping to resolve their differences in a friendly manner. But, as The Lawyer revealed yesterday, there’s a group of potential litigants enmeshed in the Halliwells saga that believes that relations between the firm’s former top brass and its liquidators (formerly […]

Regulate, don’t promulgate

The legal sector and not victims will benefit most as the UK seeks to boost the number of antitrust claims It has become an article of faith for European competition regulators over recent years that there are not ’enough’ compensation claims by ­antitrust victims. But I question that view: there are claims and, in any […]

Linklaters associates receive pay rise in salary thaw

Linklaters has done away with its two-year freeze on associate salary bands, announcing small increases for lawyers with one, two and years’ post-qualification experience (PQE). The magic circle firm has also upped the amount earned by trainees in their first seat but has not changed the figure paid to newly-qualified lawyers (NQs). Fee-earners will continue […]

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