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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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Four reasons why Freshfields’ Silicon Valley launch affects the City

For a UK-headquartered firm, launching in Northern California is high-risk and high-impact. Unimaginably, a firm from the magic circle – that supposedly fragile, fading band – has opened its doors with seven senior lawyers, having lured not only prominent capital markets partner Sarah Solum from Davis Polk, but at the same time Boris Feldman, a […]

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