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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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Knights to IPO on the London Stock Exchange

Just a month after Rosenblatt announced plans to raise £43m in the largest legal IPO so far, UK 100 firm Knights is set to be the fifth firm to float on the London Stock Exchange. This morning Knights announced plans to list on AIM at the end of this month. Part of the proceeds from […]

Knights snares multimillion-pound funds injection from Permira

Knights, the fastest-growing firm by headcount in this year’s UK 200: The Independents report, has secured a multimillion-pound debt financing from Permira Debt Managers (PDM).Knights, the fastest-growing firm by headcount in this year’s UK 200: The Independents report, has secured a multimillion-pound debt financing from Permira Debt Managers (PDM).

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Knights buys Darbys to create £40m top 100 firm

Private equity-backed Knights is acquiring Darbys Solicitors in a deal that will create a top 100 firm with more than 300 professionals across seven offices and a total turnover of around £40m. The acquisition is expected to complete in early January, with Darbys transferring to the Knights Professional Services brand. The deal is the first […]

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Knights to open office in Derby after doubling turnover to £20m in 2014/15

Private-equity backed firm Knights is set to open a Derby office in August following the doubling of its turnover to a projected £20m in 2014/15. The turnover figure exceeded Knights CEO David Beech’s expectations last year, when he said the firm was expected to turn over in excess of £15m during 2014/15 having hit £7.5m […]

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