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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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CMS saw its global turnover grow by just under 5 per cent to €1.42bn last year, its third financial results since its merger with Olswang and Nabarro, It marks an increase from the previous 12 months’ €1.36bn, with the latest results covering the 2019 calendar year. Its UK LLP had a similar performance, this time covering […]

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As part of its plan to get the firm’s most senior staff back in the office, JMW Solicitors has been testing its equity partners for coronavirus antibodies, The Lawyer can reveal. The Manchester-based firm, which also has offices in London and Liverpool, recently organised a round of antibody testing for all 17 of its equity […]

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Fieldfisher overhauls partnership deed for new era

Fieldfisher has revised the terms and format of its partnership deed, tweaking a document that had been in force for over 15 years. The new version is expected to be valid for the next 20 years, replacing the previous one which was in force since 2005. It was one of the first institutional efforts carried […]

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