Now that employees and law firms have had time to become accustomed to remote work, firms can’t ignore its benefits – or the potential risks it poses.
Senior Development Underwriter, Sharon Glynn, hosts Senior Risk Management Consultant, Paul Smith, and they discuss pertinent risk management trends and forecasts within the sector in this podcast.
The legal workplace looks a lot different since 2020. In the span of just weeks last year, law firms – along with many other professional organisations – made the kinds of workplace transformations that would have otherwise taken decades.
Why do we need to be worried about climate change? Already the environment has changed, in some instances apparently irrevocably. Individually, consumers are taking action to address their personal impact. In 2019, the focus was on governments to drive and shape sustainability agendas; now the focus is on businesses, and law firms are not immune. […]
In this article, Sharon Glynn, Senior Development Underwriter at Travelers considers the risks of failing to ensure the continuity of culture during this period of sustained home working. The swift development of the Covid-19 pandemic has plunged us all into a life of home working. Law firms, not typically known for agility, have suddenly found […]
The presumed correlation between the pandemic and large store closures on Oxford Street isn’t necessarily accurate. The holistic cost of prime retail space – particularly department stores and major flagship outlets – was already making people question the return on investment. The pandemic has hastened that change, and the vacancies that are likely to appear […]
Contents Restricting the promotion of HFSS products Can setting up in Ireland help unblock Brexit-linked disruption to trade? Could carbon labelling become mandatory? Has the incidence of food fraud increased during the pandemic? ASA ruling on McDonald’s advert featuring HFSS products Will the new immigration policy cause problems in the food supply chain? Nutrition Label […]
Amidst a global pandemic that threatens progress toward gender equality, Women, Business and the Law 2021 identifies barriers to women’s economic participation and encourages reform of discriminatory laws. This year, the study also includes important findings on government responses to the COVID-19 crisis and pilot research related to childcare and women’s access to justice.
Was this Budget green tinted rather than green focused? The mix of fuel duty freezes with what some commentators consider diluted green infrastructure investment doesn’t quite square up to the green rhetoric.
With inspirational women excelling in their positions of power across the globe, we thought it was time to celebrate their accomplishments. We take a closer look at how women in the UK continue to shape the business world and the young women who look up to them.
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Legal leadership outperforms the current crop of FTSE 100 CEOs when it comes to gender diversity.
There have been eight completed main market IPOs in 2021 so far.
The demographics of the legal market are in flux with Covid 19 creating the conditions for a generational shift in working patterns.
With the arrival of the Akin Gump team, A&O’s US bench has doubled at a stroke.
Calls for reform of the CMA will be music to the ears of claimant litigators.
If Latham’s growth rate continues unabated, its future home could end up offering proportionately less space per staff member.
Allen & Overy is among the firms advising as embattled financial company Greensill Capital files for administration. The magic circle firm is understood to have picked up the mandate for the company, with partners Katrina Buckley, Joel Ferguson and Ian Field at the helm of the team. They are working opposite their former A&O colleague […]
Ashurst’s global chairman Ben Tidswell is stepping down from the role after eight years to join the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT). Tidswell will leave Ashurst on 31 July to take on a judicial appointment as a chairman of specialist competition court, the CAT. Litigator Tidswell became Ashurst’s first post-merger chairman in 2013 after the firm announced its […]
DWF has closed three offices in Australia, with 85 members of staff and 14 principal lawyers leaving the firm. The firm’s offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle will close, while the Brisbane office and its connected services operations in Sydney and Melbourne remain operational. Damien van Brunschot will continue to lead DWF’s business Down Under […]
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has introduced a series of pledges to improve its diversity and inclusion credentials, setting out targets for new partners and its leadership teams. The firm has said that by 2026, it expects new partners to be at least 40 per cent women and 40 per cent men. This follows last year’s promotions […]
Shoosmiths has launched a new separate consultancy arm, as firms ramp up efforts to provide alternative services for clients. ‘Shoosmiths8 Connected Services’ has been established to help clients with their legal, as well as broader business requirements. It includes a suite of eight products across innovation, contracts, coaching, corporate advisory, privacy and data. The eight […]
Bevan Brittan has appointed a new senior partner, with head of employment, pensions and immigration Jodie Sinclair set to take up the role on 1 May. A 21-year veteran of the firm, Sinclair is Bevan Brittan’s third female senior partner in a row. She had previously joined the board in 2019, and replaces Joanne Easterbrook, […]