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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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Following swiftly on from the hire of Allen & Overy’s Trevor Borthwick last month, Mayer Brown has targeted the magic circle again by bringing in a real estate partner from Linklaters. Mayer Brown has hired Simon Price, who has been in Linklaters’ real estate practice since 2015. He is the co-leader of the global funds and […]

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Bird & Bird makes up City duo in reduced promos round

Bird & Bird has made up a reduced pool of new partners, going ahead with a set of promotions as it faces complexities caused by Covid-19. The promotions, effective from early this month, include seven partners and are fewer than last year’s chunky 23-strong cohort, which marked its largest-ever promotions round. But they are similar […]

Keystone’s dispersed model now suits the zeitgeist

Few firms can claim to have been on the same meteoric growth trajectory as Keystone Law. Here is a business many once considered to be a flash-in-the-pan, cheeky start up because, many critics pondered, why on earth would a high-flying lawyer ever want to work entirely from home? Quite a few actually. Because here we […]

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BP prepares to review legal roster this year

BP is set to kick off a review of its legal panel this year for its UK and international operations, The Lawyer understands. The oil giant is expected to begin the process during the summer, with the expectation of updating its roster of external law firms before the end of 2020. It comes as some […]

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