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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 […]


Rex Newman


A little under 10 years ago the half-dozen partners of West End firm Wallace were pondering their options. A merger – US or City – was seriously considered. “There was a time when I was flattered by some of the approaches,” admits long-time managing partner Rex Newman. “What we quickly found out was that the […]


Data protection: A4e

Chris Peel In April 2010, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) was given radical new powers to fine ­companies and bodies that breach the rules on data protection, and in November that year public sector ­contractor A4e took on the ­dubious mantle of becoming the first – along with ­Hertfordshire County Council – to be fined. […]


Six QCs selected to probe need for UK Bill of Rights

The Government has selected six heavyweight silks to sit on an independent commission to examine whether there is a need for a UK Bill of Rights. The commission, headed by former Permanent Secretary Sir Leigh Lewis, will look at the Human Rights Act and decide whether it properly reflects British freedoms. It is expected to […]

Payne Hicks Beach

Dawsons loses partner to Payne Hicks as Penningtons talks continue

Lincoln’s Inn firm Payne Hicks Beach has hit Dawsons for employment partner Sarah Rushton. It marks the latest in a series of significant exits for Dawsons, which is currently holding merger talks with private client firm Penningtons (14 March 2011). Yesterday, Cobbetts swooped for corporate partner Harender Branch, who left Dawsons along with two associates […]

Competition: Consumer Focus

Gemma Bowen Consumer Focus was formed by the Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Act 2007, which merged the National ­Consumer Council with Energywatch and Postwatch. During its time the watchdog has had many run-ins with ­companies but few have been as high­profile, or as successful, as its 2009 clash with npower. In 2007 the energy […]

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