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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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MoFo delays final round of profits distribution in precautionary move

Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has delayed a portion of partner distributions to counteract the uncertainties sparked by the coronavirus pandemic. The US firm has postponed one half of its final partner distribution round of 2019 by three months. The measure did not entail cuts to partners’ monthly draws, and MoFo expects to distribute 2020 profits […]

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Clydes aviation partner joins DAC Beachcroft

DAC Beachcroft has snagged an insurance partner from Clyde & Co. Aviation partner Alex Stovold has decamped from Clydes to join DACB’s insurance practice in London. Stovold specialises in aviation work for insurers and reinsurers, with a focus on general aviation, as well as product liability and coverage advice. Much of his work is multi-jurisdictional, […]

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Fidal bumped to third in European 100 as Garrigues retakes top spot

The mass defection of nearly 150 lawyers from Fidal to KPMG last year resulted in the French giant losing its position as Europe’s largest independent law firm, data gathered for The Lawyer European 100 2020 reveals. Fidal saw an 11.7 per cent fall in revenue in 2019, from €367m to €324m (£284.4m), as a result […]

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