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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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Essex Court hits Freshfields for QC hire

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer‘s global head of public international law has left the firm to join Essex Court Chambers. Ben Juratowitch QC is making the move to the Bar after 13 years at the magic circle firm, nine of which were spent as a partner. Based in Freshfields’ Paris office, Juratowitch was called to the Bar […]

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Alston builds out City finance team with latest lateral

Alston & Bird is expanding its City partner ranks with the addition of a finance partner from Vinson & Elkins. The US firm’s London base is taking on partner Paul Simcock, who leaves after three years at the rival. Simcock joined Vinson from Jones Day in 2018. He was part of a slew of hires […]

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