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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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The new term begins: Working from home, childcare and Covid-19

At the start of the pandemic, The Lawyer carried out a survey to assess how well the profession was coping in lockdown. Now, nearly six months later, The Lawyer’s next Working From Home survey looks at childcare and lawyers’ attitudes to remote working, particularly as the majority of the profession remain home-based. It should only take a […]

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McDermott cuts business support roles in London

McDermott Will & Emery has carried out a redundancy round in its London office, affecting a small number of business support professionals. The UK outpost of the US firm has let go of what is understood to be up to four staff members from within its PA and business support ranks. When contacted by The […]

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DWF makes flexible resourcing arm managers redundant as unit closes

The managers of DWF’s flexible resourcing business have been made redundant following the listed firm’s decision to cease the unit’s operations early this summer. Three people who oversaw the now-shut unit have been made redundant or are in the process of leaving the firm. It is understood one may yet stay within the company, while two […]

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