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What is Emotional Intelligence (EQ)?

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a set of emotional and social skills that influence how we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain relationships, manage changes and challenges, and use the information provided by emotions to make good decisions.

Ireland Update: Strategy on Remote Working Strives to Keep Up

Ireland’s Department of Trade, Enterprise and Employment (“Department”) recently published a strategy paper outlining its vision for remote working entitled “Making Remote Work – National Remote Work Strategy” (“Remote Working Strategy”). The Remote Working Strategy confirms the Government’s intention to legislate for employees to have a right to request remote working. While recognising the many […]

The Dangers of Joint Property

“How is your joint property held” is a question Shakespeare Martineau ask every client undertaking estate planning or making a will.

How offshore law firms have stepped up to the challenges of 2020

In this interview, excerpts of which originally appeared in Asian Legal Business, Ogier partner and head of ESG Funds in Hong Kong Kate Hodson discusses how offshore law firms have stepped up to meet this changing business landscape, the ramping up of regulations, and the growing momentum around ESG.

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There were four mid-tier tie-ups this week, while firms across the globe took action in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Here are the key takeaways. Freshfields has gone all out in New York Last year Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer did something a bit un-Freshfields-like and hired four partners from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in […]

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MoFo recruits from the Big Four in latest partner addition

As an increasing number of firms look to boost their tax ranks in the City, Morrison & Foerster has brought in a Kirkland & Ellis-trained partner to boost its group. In May, the US firm will take on EY partner Sophie Allen, who spent six years at the Big Four accountancy firm and was previously […]

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South East merger to create new top 100 firm

Two firms in South East England are to merge in the spring. Southampton’s Moore Blatch and Guildford’s Barlow Robbins will tie the knot on 1 May 2020, creating a combined firm which will be named Moore Barlow. The firm will have offices in Southampton, Guildford, Woking and Lymington, as well as two London outposts in […]

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The Lawyer Eats: Worton Organic

The first time I came across Worton, I didn’t get it. A cold winter’s morning trudging round a few barren vegetable beds and empty greenhouses wasn’t really doing it for me. I don’t know what made me go back, but it was summer the next time I went to Worton. And by then it was […]

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