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The principles of leadership for in-house legal teams

A panel comprised of General Counsels from a mix of FTSE 100 blue chip corporations to high growth companies, offering a great blend of cultures and leadership styles discuss the characteristics of a good leader and share their refreshingly honest personal stories of leadership.

Employment Law Focus: Unconscious bias

Unconscious bias is a growing legal issue for employers. It’s widely regarded as a barrier to equality, diversity and inclusion, and employment tribunals are looking more closely at motivation and bias in discrimination and harassment cases.

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The new term begins: Working from home, childcare and Covid-19

At the start of the pandemic, The Lawyer carried out a survey to assess how well the profession was coping in lockdown. Now, nearly six months later, The Lawyer’s next Working From Home survey looks at childcare and lawyers’ attitudes to remote working, particularly as the majority of the profession remain home-based. It should only take a […]

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Reed Smith makes staff cuts after City redundancy process

Reed Smith has wrapped its redundancy consultation process in London, cutting 19 roles. The process targeted both fee-earners and non fee-earners in the firm’s City office, resulting in the departure of 13 lawyers and six professional staff. Eight of the redundancies were voluntary. A Reed Smith spokesperson said: “Like all well-run businesses, during the normal […]

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