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There has been a sharp rise in complaints and the threat of litigation aimed at businesses over the past five years. Cityam reports nearly half all complaints are made by employees and a further surge is expected when the furlough scheme ends.

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In a live webinar hosted by the Financial Times, Clare Hart, CEO of Williams Lea, joined two top operational leaders in the corporate and investment banking industry, David Sliney, Chief Operating Officer of investment bank, Stifel and Paul Poggi, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of specialist M&A advisor, Harris Williams, in a panel discussion on the intense pressure within corporate and investment banks to find better and more cost effective ways of running core support functions.


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