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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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Hot 100 Career quiz: SOAS legal chief Deborah Robinson

Name: Deborah Robinson Firm: SOAS University of London Role: Director of Legal and Governance Trained at: Macfarlanes Year qualified: 1990 Read her Hot 100 profile What’s your most vivid memory from being a trainee? Negotiating to get urgent documents higher on the word processing pool’s list! On a less mundane note, working alongside the lead […]

Clifford Chance gets granular on Canary Wharf reopening

Clifford Chance is closing in on a specific timeframe to reopen its London headquarters, following months of careful preparations. The magic circle firm is looking to push ahead with its plan in early September, sources told The Lawyer. The repopulation of the Canary Wharf skyscraper occupied by Clifford Chance will happen through split teams that […]

AstraZeneca

Deals round-up: AstraZeneca’s latest collaboration and Legal & General’s buy-in

Gowling WLG steered AstraZeneca through another significant deal last week, taking the lead for the pharmaceutical powerhouse on its $6bn cancer drug collaboration agreement with Daiichi Sankyo Company. As part of the agreement, AstraZeneca and Japan’s Daiichi will jointly develop and bring to market a cancer therapy drug in early clinical tests called DS-1062, a […]

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